"Attending the Blue Ridge conference will equip me in ministering to others through the written word. Having written many devotions and a Christian children’s book about dealing with the death of a loved one, I am excited about learning the proper channels for publication. Thank you for the opportunity to be considered for this scholarship."
The conference was in late May. One month later, I have talked to a literary agent who feels this devotional is marketable. I am preparing a proposal to be considered by some of the top publishing houses in Christian writing. This, my friends, blows my mind.
God is so faithful. With the series of amazing encounters I have had over the past year, only God can be praised. No strategy on my part could have orchestrated such plans. My brain doesn't do strategy. God has the Master plan with every detail mapped out.
Now, even as I look back at the words I wrote to be considered for the scholarship...I see how God is faithful to give a vision and fulfill it. If this devotional book is picked up, I will be "ministering to others through the written word". Not just others, moms like me who need encouragement daily.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11