| In His Hands is
NOT perfect, but it has HEART!
May God bless this book and those that
take it in!
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In His Hands
the unseen battles of domestic violence
Due to the prodding of my twin sister, I will reveal to you the awe in which God created this book. It was all done by people willing to share their gifts to help the abused, victimized, and helpless.
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Matthew 25:40 KJV
I came across a first time author’s writing contest by Deep River Books. I dismissed it, but the Holy Spirit did not. Constantly He reminded me of the contest and my mind began to work it over. I read advice to write about what I know, write about something I am passionate about. I knew exactly what He wanted me to write. With a sigh, I called my twin and told her about the contest. Then I asked her, “Do you think I could write a novel in three weeks?”
Her answer was simple and confirming, “Yes, I do.”
From then on, I was a writing addict. I kept my focus on my goals and I wrote from my experiences and my heart.
With only a day to spare, we read over the compilation and sent off a fiction novel we felt was full of action, wisdom, affirmation and how we imagine colorful characters that influence our world.
I have to admit-my twin could attest-we were quite embarrassed by what we had sent to a national writing contest when we finally got some rest and looked at it with fresh eyes. I remember saying to her, “If the spelling errors don’t get us knocked out then it’ll be the grammar. If they are kind enough to overlook the grammar, it’ll be the inconsistency. If they can overlook that it’ll be a miracle!” We laughed and she encouraged me that we did our best by following through with what the Holy Spirit nudged us to do and that alone was worth the time and effort.
I cannot express to you
the shock I was in when I received notice that we had
made it to the finals! If that was not a miracle enough,
I then received a certificate of excellence for making
it to the top seven! We knew then that God had a plan
for this book. After much prayer, and no funds, we
decided to rely on Him and work towards getting it
published. Remarkably, God brought professional people forward to offer their opinions and expertise, not wanting praise or compensation. My, how God provides! By faith, I
know this book will help families of domestic violence across the nation!
Now, here I am, after writing and re-reading
these words of healing, I see how many people have given to me and my girls to make this book a vessel of confirmation, love, understanding, and support to be available for others that need it. When I wrote this, my prayer was on these goals: Let the abused know You are with them, Lord! Let their loved ones be empowered to understand and help without hurting them more! Teach the readers empathy and wisdom as they are motivated to get involved according to Your leading and the gifts You have given! More than anything let this book point to how great Your love is for ALL!
“Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Galations 6:9 NIV