Yesterday was a blessed day. I don't know that there's really any other way to describe it. Darin and I figured out that we won't owe quite as much in taxes as we'd feared; I played Hand and Foot with the kitchen crew at church: "the guys" (Ed Pohl, Ed Paris, Chuck Moore and me) beat "the girls" (Rose Pohl, Francine Paris, Linda Moore and Ruth Price); and I received notification that I've been accepted to write a few Bible Study lessons for BaptistWay Press for publication in Spring 2009!
Of course, saving money is always good news, and for those who may still be getting to know me, I love to play (and win!) at card games. But the true delight to my heart is the opportunity to try my hand at writing for publication. I considered trying to do this back in 1996 or so, but the demands of grad school, ministry, and work shoved the idea from off the back burner onto the top of the refrigerator! So, it was with great trepidation that I sent a sample lesson in August of last year. I'd only heard from them once by early October, and even tried to get some face time with the editor when we were at the BGCT, but he looked at me like I'd just fallen off the turnip truck. Needless to say, I shed a couple tears of joy and excitement when I received the email last night asking me to accept a writing assignment.
As Darin and I prayed together last night before going to sleep, I couldn't help but tell the Lord how full my heart felt with joy and gratitude. I still feel a little of that today. So, thanks, Lord.
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