Yeah, I look like a bit of a goof … but I’m an extremely happy goof. Those two women wrapping me in a hug? Not only are they tremendous blessings in my life — they are both huge surprises.
It all goes back to my belief that God’s best is often behind the doors marked ‘Never.’ One of the “never” doors he’s walked me through is the one I marked “I will never write fiction.” When I walked through that door, I met Susie May Warren and Rachel Hauck.
At first they were merely best-selling, award-winning authors of books I loved to read.
Then they became writing teachers — mentors — as I realized I had a lot to learn about this thing called “writing craft.”
And then they became friends — real, true friends.
Surprise, surprise, surprise.
I know God walks us through those never-ever-ever doors to change us. To challenge us. To conform us to His image. But I also know that He knows there’s happiness waiting for us behind those doors too.
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