I’ve always loved the Bible verse that talks about faith, hope and love. It’s familiar and I think it grounds a lot of people in life. We see the words all over, separate and together. I wrote a series called Richness in Faith. The books came out in the order of love, hope, then faith. But I’m doing a 3 part series here on faith, hope then love. So we’ll tackle them that way. Last to first.
It’s not tangible, yet we know it. It overwhelms us at times, yet seems to vanish at others. It’s an anchor for our trust and belief in our Savior.
My book, Rich in Faith, deals with the hero, Court Treyhune, who has lost faith because of a circumstance. I think, as readers, we can relate. He buries himself in work, trusts his twins to a nanny, and my heroine, Shelby Madison, ends up being his nanny. So the journey begins.
Shelby Madison is crushed when her CEO fiance breaks off their engagement. She quickly escapes to south Florida to become a nanny to widower, Court Treyhune’s, twin daughters. Settling into a luxurious life as the help wasn’t in Shelby’s plans, but she soon finds the twins aren’t the only ones in need of care. Shelby thought her wounded heart had issues, but Court guards his heart so tightly, if something doesn’t give soon, the twins bay never know the love of their father. Can Court regain his faith in time to show Shelby how rich her life can really be?
We all want to avoid hurt when possible. But hurting is a part of life. When we walk in the faith we have in God, we are walking into the unknown at times. We aren’t promised a life without hurt, but we are promised a Savior we can turn to for comfort and peace. Knowing that is walking in faith. It’s not always easy.
That’s the fun part abut being a writer. We can twist and turn with our characters, most of the time knowing what the outcome will be. Not so much in real life, right? But we continue. We move forward.
As a reader, I love the journey reading stories takes me. I love reading about the faith of characters, or seeing them falter, then prevail. Reading is such an important part of my life. I treasure it and the joy it brings me. The journeys are endless. We’re almost starting a journey of faith every time we pick up a story!
How do you find faith working in your life? Overwhelming? Vanishing? Somewhere in between? I’d love to hear your stories and will randomly choose from the commenters one winner to receive a copy of my book, Rich in Faith.