An Evening Well-Spent
God works in strange in mysterious ways. Wonderfully strange and beautifully mysterious.
Last night I had my big book launch party. I’d invited a lot of people; Jen had prepared a lot of food (she put a lot of work into the evening–she’s so wonderful). I had big hopes.
And wasn’t disappointed.
Despite the 90+ degree temperature and threat of “severe” thunderstorms, we had over a hundred show; we ran out of food. I saw people there I hadn’t made any kind of contact with in decades. There was one guy who was a friend of my brother’s and I hadn’t seen him since I was in tenth grade. Another who I last saw when I was in eighth grade. Talk about a blast from the past.
I was encouraged. I was blessed. I was overwhelmed by the show of support. And when it was over . . . I was pooped. But it was all worth it.
God knows exactly what we need, when we need it, doesn’t He? And I needed last night. It was a special night and a memory I’ll keep around for some time. Throughout this valley, God has brought moments like last night to brighten the way and remind me of how blessed I really am.
Strange and mysterious. Sometimes, when God works, all I can do is shake my head and smile and say, “Thank you.”
Now, a word about the book. One of the greatest challenges for new authors is getting shelf space in a bookstore. Stores have only so much space on their shelves and with so many books out there must choose carefully which ones they stock. A lot of times, new authors or “unknowns” are left out. My request is that if you frequent a local bookstore, be it a Christian bookstore or general market one (Borders, B&N, or mom and pop), could you please just ask management to stock my book, The Hunted? Sometimes, that’s all it takes. If you want to go in really armed, take along the book’s critical information (ISBN#, publisher, format, etc.) which can be found here. They’ll be so impressed and will thank you for making their job easier. Thank you. Really.