Determined Study

Coming Soon: A Huge Announcement About the Determined Study

She Speaks 2016 |

June 22, 2018

She Speaks 2016 |

So I have a little announcement.

Two years ago, I sat on this couch watching a throng of women with cute shoes and sweet smiles walk by and I had no idea what I was doing. I had just started my blog. I had just pulled together the rough outline of a book idea. And I had just received the all-clear from my surgeon that my carotid artery rupture repair was successful.

Still in recovery-mode, I wasn’t sure how I would keep up the pace of the busy weekend, but incurable genetic things tend to change your perspective on what’s possible. So when my girl Kristen over at Right Hand Work asked if I wanted to attend the 2016 She Speaks Conference for Christian writers and speakers together, I said LET’S GO. Bucket-List Living, here we come. And there I sat on the couch wondering how I could simultaneously feel like I was so grossly inadequate but also exactly where I needed to be.

When we have no idea what we are doing, we’ve got two choices: we can turn around and go back to what’s comfortable and safe or we can dive into the unknown and trust God to show us the next step. I’ve been taking one baby step after another since that afternoon on the couch. The blog has more than a few posts on it now. The book idea turned into a self-published Bible study. And I’ve met some of the most amazing women trying to do one simple thing: trust God to show them the next step.

Here’s mine:

I am thrilled to tell you that I’ve signed a publishing contract with Abingdon Press for my second Bible study! Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment, a six-week study of Luke, will be published in April 2019.

There are a lot of things I can’t do anymore because of Vascular EDS, but I can still write and speak and share my love of God’s Word and tell of His goodness. Sometimes His goodness means leading us into the unknown to take us where we were meant to be all along.

Stay tuned for more info on the Determined Study coming soon!

Who said anything about safe? Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.

– C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

She Speaks 2018 |
PS – fellow writers and speakers, Kristen and I will be at She Speaks again this summer and I can’t wait to hug your neck! Are you going? Let me know in the comments!

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