Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Honoring God

Since Book 4 of my horse series, newly finished, is in the hands of beta readers now, I worked on the cover painting all morning. I am really excited about this book. Book 3 is with the editor and should be out by the end of the month.

I have been writing so much non-stop the past month, that taking a break for a day felt sacrilegious. I plan to start a new book today if all goes as planned. However, I don't know if I want to go to Book 5 in the Burton Farm Series, Book 3 in the dog series (the Whippoorwill Chronicles,) or edit my nonfiction book about being a sidewalk counselor. That one is already written, but needs a lot of work since it is only a very rough first draft.

If anyone wants to weigh in on that decision, have at it!

Any way about it, I am totally re-energized after receiving the letter from the woman who decided not to commit suicide after reading my book. I realized with renewed clarity that my job is not to seek fame, not to seek fortune, not to seek Twitter followers...My job is to glorify God in my writing. I have no control over any of those other things. But I can control how I honor God in my work. If I do that, He will use it for His purpose, and that is what I desire most of all.

1 Corinthians 10:31 

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,’ but now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.


  1. My vote would be for whipporwill series first since it's been awhile, but I'd love to read the sidewalk counselor ones. I always like memoirs and non fiction better than fiction but that's just me.

    1. hey Judy, i decided since it would not be too hard to whip the sidewalk one into shape since it is already written, that's what i would do this week. I doubt it will take too long. Then the dog book. YOur wishes answered!

    2. Thank you! :) I've been praying for Danita. Please let us know if there's anything specific we can pray for.