Welcome to our Back to School Bash! What a wonderful time of the year. Fun, books, prizes–oh, wait–that’s our blog all year long, isn’t it? But this month we’re extra! Enjoy!
I’m sure you’ve heard that as Christians joy and sorrow co-exist in us. The joy brought to us by God, and the sorrow of the world around us, or our circumstances at times. We push through our bad times with the underlying joy of Christ in our hearts.
Today I’m going to talk about another form of co-existing: Excitement and fear. Why you ask? Because I’m experiencing them both! My excitement at having my first Love Inspired book out—-and the fear of what reader’s will think.
It’s already such a mixed bag of emotion writing the book, putting your heart and soul onto the page for readers to connect with and process. Then it’s thrown out into the world for all to see.
Excitement…and fear! All at the same time.
I’m sure you have experienced this in some way in your life. Being super excited at an event, or milestone coming up. Yet fear at, well, who knows what? These simultaneous feelings cause our insides to churn, our minds to swirl, and our hearts to race.
Yet we know that our joy comes from Christ. He already knows what is going to happen, how people will react, and how everything will play out. So, when I find myself caught up in this bevy of emotional turmoil, I figured out that I can only do what I can do. I can only control certain things, and my only peace can come from resting in Christ.
Of course I’ve toiled and strived trying to control what I can’t. I’m sure you have too. I’ve worried endlessly about things I can not change. I’m sure you have too. I’ve wondered and wondered about reactions I can’t control. I’m sure you have too. All these things my heroine, Nicole, has done in this new release. Nicole was fun to write. Tear-jerking at times, I’ll admit. She is caring, loving and oh so misunderstood by more than one person! I hope you’ll enjoy reading her story next month when Their Surprise Second Chance-pre-order releases.
Until then, enjoy all the posts featured in this month’s Back to School Bash!
Share an experience you’ve had with juggling joy and sorrow or excitement and fear. Or share some calming and/or encouraging words. I’ll choose a commenter to receive an E-copy of Rich in Love. Giveaway open to US residents. Comment by Friday night at Midnight and I’ll choose a winner Saturday morning to start you on your journey to enjoying new books! Participate, have fun, and read, read, read!