If there is a time for everything, this is the time to tell you about our little story #Bittersweet, and how it is being launched into the world on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, through the book Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives from the women of Redbud Writers Guild and the good people of Paraclete Press.
As you will see in the following video, we are plenty excited—and that excitement reaches from Indiana, USA, to 4,000 miles away in France:
Our stories matter. And when the hard stories are honestly told, we hope they gleam and shimmer with hints of redemption, and newness, and hope. Enter to win below or ask for Everbloom wherever books are sold. Available to order now at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and christianbook.com.
Now here's the fun part: I am giving away two copies of this book to two happy individuals. All you have to do to enter to win is submit a comment below telling me how the word "bittersweet" applies to a season or event in your life. The two winners will then be chosen by a random number generator, based on the number of entries. Ends midnight, Friday, April 28, 2017. You must be in the continental U.S. or Canada to qualify. Come back Saturday to find out who won!
And lastly, two things I learned from the story we talk about above:
- Be a participant in your story. Choose love; take a risk; step out in faith.
- Write your redemption. Whether it's in your journal, on your blog, in a book, speaking to an audience or over a cup of coffee with a friend—your story, honestly told, matters to the world. And God wants to use it.