Wednesday, November 4, 2015

God Who Writes the Ending

I am only about 5,000 words from the end of Book 4 in my Burton Farm Series. Most days, I write for the entire day. It is probably the fastest I have written any book. I only started it a couple of weeks ago. I won't spoil the message by giving any details. It required a lot of research, and I learned some terrible things that were hard to stomach. For whatever reason, God wanted me to explore this difficult subject, so I did. It became a mission, a story I felt compelled to tell. There are definitely organizations who would prefer this story not be told.

What makes a book so compelling to write is I can write the ending I want. I took actual horrific events that I had researched, but wrote new endings from what really happened. It is a hard subject I tackled, but it is still an optimistic book with a joyful ending. Unlike in real life, the bad guys got just what I wanted them to get, when I wanted them to get it. Very cathartic.

While starting on the last chapter, I got a text from a mama that I counseled at the abortion center several months ago. She had a terrible, sad story, but despite the difficult circumstances, chose life. Her baby is due in late December. While I worked with her, she lost her job (illegally) due to pregnancy issues. After a few zillion calls, I found an agency willing to help her fight her major corporate employer (for free) over the legitimate disability claim. Our nurse counseled her in understanding her medical needs and how to go about dealing with them. Then her addictive husband left and she had the full financial struggle ahead of her. Praise God we had supporters who contacted her and connected her to a church and resources in her area. We sent her pregnancy clothes, and other supplies through Cities4Life supporters. I send her daily bible verses, as I do all the women I counseled. She has stayed in touch in this manner, and is doing remarkably well.

Yesterday, her text said, "I would like you and the nurse who counseled me that day to come to my baby shower. I want my mother and friends to meet the people who helped me on that very hard day."

I will be in NY at the time, but the nurse was ecstatic. She will go bearing gifts. The woman has a list of needs on a baby registry which I will be looking at this week. We hope to get her the big ticket items that she will be unlikely to get otherwise. If interested in sharing in blessing this brave woman, please contact me directly at, with J baby shower in the subject line.

When I met J, I knew it was not me, but God who would write the story's end. I think so far, it is shaping up to be an inspiring story of the power of faith and righteousness. I'm a good writer...but God with His eternal perspective is way better, and His ending is always perfect.


1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. ...

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” ...

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

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