Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dreams and Determination

"...if you utter worthy, not worthless words, 
you will be my spokesman" (Jeremiah 15:19 NIV).


It has been my dream for many years to print my traditionally published books and self-published books in Bolivia. Printing can be done at a much lower cost than first buying books from the publisher in the USA, then the added cost of shipping and customs would make the cost out of reach to gift books to kids in the mountains and in our churches and Rumi Rancho, our ministry base. Now, with the rights to my books returned to me, I can move towards fulfilling that dream. I’m thankful God's been in the details and orchestrated this one thing I hadn’t completed yet for Him––together with my husband and Rumi Rancho, we move towards this goal with the new imprint of Worthy Words Press.


“Pray that our God will make you fit for what he's called you to be, pray that he'll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something.” (2 Thess. 1:11 MSG)

Fit: After eight years of being published in many avenues, I believe God continues to make me fit to write for Him and trust Him as I step out in this new adventure. He's prepared me for the next step. In the past eight years, God has led for me to be published through many avenues: 12 books traditionally published and 14 self-published, mostly children's books. Writing for adults, I've had two devotional books published, contributed to seven anthologies, some with major publishers as Bethany House, contributor to devotional sites, and been published in Christian magazines, including Focus on the Family, and many online publications. 

Fill: God continues to guide and direct and give me good ideas but time has been holding me back. With this new direction, I hope to continue writing for kids and write more devotional books and contribute to devotional sites. All the while, I will be dedicating time with my husband to see kids in Bolivia get books I’ve written that include Bible messages and entertaining contents. But, not only to bring them a bit of fun in their difficult circumstances but much more to introduce them to Jesus who loves them more than anyone.

FaithI pray that God will fill me with faith so I will leap to do His will with His own energy so that it all amounts to something for Him--for eternity.

My husband, Chuck is totally supporting me and will provide help in every area of this endeavor for God. He will work closely with the Christian printer here in Bolivia—we are in this together to see God enable us to gift books to children and adults who have no resources to buy books and who have little opportunity to hear of Jesus. Along with my books, we hope to raise funds to give Bibles also. Pray with us as we step out in faith from our comfort zone to follow God in this new journey through Worthy Words Press under the umbrella of Rumi Rancho Ministries.

We desire to be God's spokesmen through Worthy Words Press.

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