What do you do when you’re working hard on something and you’re faced with a huge road block?
I always look for solutions. I’m normally a fix it kind of person. I wallow for a moment and then set out figuring ways to fix the issue. I think it’s something in our DNA as women.
I’ve been working on the release of my new book Pioneering Today, for months. The release is scheduled for October 15th. Last week, I discovered my files were not ready for the ebook edition and I lacked the technical ability to fix it myself.
I put the word out to several author friends and groups, asking for recommendations on companies and people they’d used to do this.
The answer was between $125 to $200 and as long as two months out. My heart dropped to my sandal clad feet. I didn’t want the print and e-version to launch two months apart. Having just purchased our winter hay supply for our cattle, I didn’t have the extra money anyways. Acid burned up my throat.
I stared at the computer screen. My jaw clenched. Teeth ground against each other. Then God whispered, “Give it to me.”
I bowed my head and prayed, “Lord, this is Your book. You know when it’s best for it to launch. I’m not worrying about this anymore. I’m giving it to You. If both versions are supposed to come out together, then You’ll figure a way.”
I went back to work and left it at that.
Before bed that night, I checked my email.
An author friend, whom I’ve never met in person, sent me an email. She said her husband had done her files, was between projects, and would be happy to do mine. He could do it in three days and his price was…….FREE.
Tears seeped from my eyes. Our Lord is faithful. Again and again He proves this to me.
And again and again, I seem to constantly need the reminder that He is in control.
When things don’t go as planned, I don’t need to fix them, I need to give it to Him.
Our faith should be in Him, not ourselves and our abilities to fix things.
With humble heart, I’m sharing the reminder with you. I’m also sharing the opportunity for you to become part of the Share Team for Pioneering Today-Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way.
I’m forming a team of 25 people to help me share this book. Here’s how it will work.
What I share with you:
*Free electronic version of Pioneering Today-Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way
*Free bonus gift mailed to you on launch week October 15, 2012
*Chance to write your own Pioneering Today Faith or Home story and have it published on my website
*Access to a private Facebook group page where we’ll share ideas, prayers, and tips for this pioneering journey we’re all walking together.
What you share:
*Your honest review of Pioneering Today on Amazon
*If you have a website/blog a review or article featuring Pioneering Today during launch week of October 15th, 2012
*Links to the book or articles on your Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest account during launch week
*Any ideas you have to help share this book with others.
*Favorite quotes for a resource page.
If you’d like to be part of the share team, fill out this form. I’ll inform the 25 chosen participants on October 1st.
Here’s the back cover copy
Do you long for the simpler times of yesteryear? Do you wish you had the time to offer your family home grown meals? Does your heart silently cry for a quiet place in this fast paced life? In Pioneering Today-Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way, author Melissa K. Norris explains practical and easy methods to cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see God’s fingerprint in your everyday busy life. You’ll learn how to:
*Decrease your grocery and energy bill
*Improve your family’s health by cooking from scratch and over 40 delicious recipes
*Grow and preserve your own food
*Reduce your time in the kitchen without sacrificing taste and nutrition
*Expand your view of God in your daily activities
Whether you live in the middle of the asphalt jungle or on the side of a mountain, you can experience the pioneer lifestyle and start your own homesteading journey. When you surround yourself with things made from the hand of God, you can’t help but see Him.
This post is featured on The Better Mom.