You know, one thing I've talked about a lot in the last few months is my book fast. I'm more than halfway through, and haven't suffered in the least. In fact, as I teased here, God has blessed my socks off.
A couple of months ago, my sheer desperation at the lack of current Christian fiction my local library offers drove me to contact my friend, Lisa, and ask her about the book reviews she was writing. She put me in touch with several publicists so that I could start blog tours. Thus, the flow of books began...and it was good.
A bit later, I was surprised to get an email from Jennifer, asking if I would be part of a new sister website to 5 Minutes for Mom called 5 Minutes for Books. (Lisa had shared my love of books with Jennifer.) When I found out that I would be joining Lisa, Bev, Lauren and Jo-Lynne, I was ecstatic. I hadn't "met" our other team member, Carrie, but she looked like a fun gal. The flow quickly turned into overflow...and it was very good.
God has outdone Himself. Really, He has. When I willingly but anxiously placed my hobby/habit/obsession (depending on how you look at it) in His hands, I only thought of it as a sacrifice He demanded. I thought it was something to give up. Never, in my wildest imagination, did I suppose He would provide for my hobby/habit/obsession (again, how you look at it). Not only has He provided books...He's poured out an abundant blessing on me. I know, without any doubt, that if I can trust Him with a mere hobby, I can trust Him with the big things. Particularly this big thing.
I believe God because He is faithful. Next time, I'll talk about why I want to believe God.
In the meantime, head over to 5 Minutes for Books. Jennifer's there to welcome you, Bev and Lisa are sharing about what they've read lately, and I'm reviewing Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.