Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Exceeding Abundantly Beyond!

It's been an amazing week!

Papa God never ceases to drop me in my tracks by the way he prepares the details of our lives and touches us with those awesome grace notes of His. Case in point: Four, count 'em, FOUR articles appeared in different local newspapers last week about the release of Mom Needs Chocolate and my Saturday LifeWay Choc-Tastic Book Signing.

Coincidence? Not a chance. Although I had prayed ceaselessly about this all-important debut of my new book, and queried all forms of media about coverage (like a good little author should), I had no way of knowing they'd all come through in clutch...during the same week! God, however, proved once again that He is in control and is definitely a clutch player.

As a result, the turnout was fantastic and more than 100 books were sold. The manager danced a gleeful jig and the ulcer I had been nurturing over the whole thing during the three previous weeks suddenly chilled out.

My new mantra was reinforced BIG time: "To Him who is able to do EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY BEYOND all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory...forever and ever. Amen." (Eph. 3:20, NAS)