Jul 172015
 

I am so excited to be a part of the Simply Tuesday book launch team, and then I got word that I am also a part of the Comfort Food book launch team! Two of my favorite people launching books, Emily P. Freeman and Asheritah Ciuciu.

How fun is that? I can’t afford books these days so getting free ones is awesome, getting free ones before the rest of the world gets them? Even better!! I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to work with so many awesome people, from publishers and authors to people who are paid to help these lovely people get their stories read and reviewed. It has been awesome and it is how I really began blogging.

I began my book blog when I realized that I was reading faster than I could afford and after a few visits to our local library and seeing that they didn’t carry many books, free internet was in surplus though!

Then one day as I was writing simply for myself I decided to publish my own story. My own pain and suffering. I knew I needed to heal and that the only way to heal was to be honest with my past. I realize now that I am looking back that this was God’s way of showing me how to heal. He was guiding me through the thick of life so that I could find an inner peace with the past that I had never had before.

I am nowhere near healed though. I still have flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks. I can still feel the chains that once held me like phantoms on my flesh. It still hurts.

BUT, because of God’s grace I am alive. I didn’t die all those times I tried to end things. I didn’t die at the hand of the coward who hurt me, I am safe from all of that.

So, when I see these normal people writing encouraging books and blessing others with their words I can only hope that one day my story will be written out cohesively enough to encourage others too. Maybe in my own book, and I will have a bunch of author friends who will be able to show me the ropes and get me where I am going.

Because, God, he has a plan, for all of this, all of the yesterdays that have turned me into who I am today and for the tomorrows that are yet to come. His plan is laid out in the form of a magnificent piece of canvas painted with detail that no man could ever achieve and there are mountains to climb and valleys to walk through but in the end it always, ALWAYS brings me back to him.

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  One Response to “God’s Plan”

  1. Yay!!! I’m so excited to have you on my book launch team, Marisa! And just from reading your in bits and pieces here on your blog, I know you have a story to share with the world. I can’t wait to read it someday. Hopefully soon! 🙂

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