Saturday, July 10, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "When You Shepherd Me".

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"All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen."
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

This week has been wild. A German publisher somehow found me....asked to review my book for possible translation into German to sell it in Germany. Then a bookstore asked me to bring them twenty copies of my book. And someone else said they want to help me find a distributor....to get my book out to a wider audience. I'm blown away by all this. 

Me! Who hid in shame for so long because of the stuff that happened. Me! Who didn't want anyone to know any of it. Me! Who believed all the lies and ran alone...and scared....for so long.  Me! Who is now completely overwhelmed with love....and kindness...and people in my corner...helping me..believing in me. I've been a fighter. I fought to survive. Now I want to fight with purpose...for others....to show hope....to show freedom.   

I am overwhelmed by love....overtaken by Your mercy....

34 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

This is definately God's design. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!

Saleslady371 said...

God is neat the way he leads by His spirit. I love reading testimonies like this! He is restoring you and blessing your readers far and wide! Just like our God!

Brian Miller said...

what a great blessing...he moves in mysterious ways eh?

☺lani☺ said...

Good to hear! God Bless.

Crown of Beauty said...

I rejoice with you in these developments -- all point to one message, God will still use your life to give Him glory throughout the world.

What the enemy meant for evil God has turned around for good.

Praising God with you!

Love
Lidj

Beverly said...

This is wonderful news about your book.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful song.

Mevely317 said...

... in turn, Sarah, I'm overwhelmed by your heart and your sweet honesty. What a lovely example you portray!

Have a wonderful new week!
Myra

Regina said...

Wonderful news dearest. And such beautiful song.
Have a blessed week ahead.

devotionalstuffy said...

I love what God can do! He has done something similar for a friend of mine who recently published a book on the faith of our founding Fathers. He was interviewed on MSN and CNN. It is amazing what God can do.

Julie said...

Sarah,
Thanks so much for dropping by on this Spiritual Sunday. Your post is great news. Wow...Isn't God amazing?...WE can really never know all that He is doing...behind the scenes. His desires for us are always for good. Even when bad things happen, His loving hands are only crafting wonderful things that will unfold as the work continues. It only seems bad to us because we can NOT see it with God's eyes.
That...to me, is what FAITH is all about. To understand that God is never out to punish us, only to change us, to make us so much better than we ever could have dreamed possible ....without HIM!! This is my confidence and gives me courage to keep on when the going gets tough! Thanks for an exciting news post. I will be saying a little prayer that this is all going to work out for greater things in your life as God walks with you on your life journey!
Yay! Blessings.

Clif said...

I am happy about what God is doing in your life. As you know I review books and would be happy to read and review your book on my blog. I also know those who promote books for review and help to get books on the market. Let me know if there is some way I can help you.

Virginia said...

God is great....Congratulations.
Blessings,
Virginia

Lisa notes... said...

Congratulations! God can do so much more than we ever ask or imagine.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Sarah,
It is so wonderful that you came to visit...It is so nice to meet you! I am so happy for you with the good news about your book...I am praying for its success to bless the lives of others and you too...

Have you had it reviewed by Booklist? I am sure you have, but in the event that you haven't, they are fantastic and can be an invaluable resource for getting it out to the libraries nationwide. I wanted to let you know that as they are very kind and helpful.
Have a blessed day.
Hugs,
Cindy

Nana Jul said...

That is just SO GOD!! AWESOME and AMAZING news!
I'm shouting Hallelujah for YOU!!
Love,
Julie

Lisa said...

WOW! Sarah your story needs to get out there. You are such an example of God's redeeming love.:)

Joan said...

Congratulations, Sarah! There are thousands of people who need to hear your story and to know that God's grace can transform lives and change the most dire circumstances.

Blessings,
Joan

Apron Senorita said...

Hi Sarah,

I appreciate your prayers for my grandmother. Your words were comforting and very much appreciated. God Bless You!

Yoli :)

RCUBEs said...

I was the first one to comment last night but I was having trouble making my comment go through. I was just saying that when someone is willing to obey and follow His leading, God turns the ordinary into an extra-ordinary! Your story is truly a powerful testimony of God's redeeming power! May many be inspired by your testimony, especially the ones needing to hear, read that. God bless you sister and be strong in the Lord's mighty power! Glory to God!

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

Yes! You! Don't we serve an awesome, wonderful, glorious, merciful, loving, giving, powerful, faithful, trustworthy, miracle working God? Need I say more. Congratulations on the book! God is showing you His love. Yes! You! Bobbi

Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow, again, you have a great heart! So happy for you
kim

Stephani said...

Blessings to you today. God is good!

Dayle said...

I love those God surprises!!

Denise said...

May God continue to bless you over and over. I love you.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Each week I look forward in reading how the Lord worked in your life. This is such good news, I'm so happy for you.
God Bless,
Ginger

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I am so happy for you, Sarah! Congratulations! I just love hearing stories of how God has taken a broken vessel and made something beautiful out of it! Only He can do that; praise His name! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Amrita said...

This is wonderful Sarah, hope your book gets published in German

JOE TODD said...

Great post. I do believe you have found your calling

Faith Imagined said...

YES! YES! YES! I can't even imagine how many people will be BLESSED by your book!!!!

Prayer Girl said...

I do believe that what God ordains cannot be stopped. God bless your efforts. There is such hope here.

PG

Andrea said...

AMEN...trusting GOD with you, my friend!
Hugs,
andrea

Karen said...

Congratulations. It's the favor of God!

Cinner said...

Sarah I am so excited for you, you have me really doing some of my own soul searching lately. You are going to do wonderful, God is holding your hand all the way. Thankyou for all you do.

Cinner said...

Sarah, can you stop by and have a visit at my blog. I owe you a huge thank you. you will see why. good luck with all you do.