Today my friend and fellow debut author, Katie Ganshert, shares a quote with us. Katie will be joining me, Dani Pettrey and Olivia Newport for an a-ma-zing launch party on May 15th! Mark your calendars & plan to join us.
“Even if we do everything right, things are still going to go wrong.” –Evan Price from Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert
In certain areas of my life, I’m a perfectionist.
And when things go wrong, I might find myself wondering where I dropped the ball.
But here’s the thing.
Life is messy.
Bad things happen.
We can spend our time trying to figure out why.
We can be like Job’s friends. Sitting around, debating whether that bad thing was our fault, or the result of a broken world or some sort of punishment.
But the simple truth is, we don’t know.
We’re not meant to know.
We’re meant to learn from our mistakes, if a mistake was made. We’re meant to grow. To give grace and keep going. To find beauty in the midst of the mess.
In Your Words: When have you found beauty in the midst of mess?
What’s Wildflowers in Winter about? Bethany Quinn was happy to leave her small town ten years ago to create a new, successful life. But when tragedies strike at home, she is forced to return and face the pain of her childhood. Out of options, Bethany tries to find a place where love and faith make sense again.
Katie Ganshert was born and raised in the Midwest, where she writes stories about finding faith and falling in love. When she’s not busy plotting her next novel, she enjoys watching movies with her husband, playing make-believe with her wild-child of a son, and chatting with her girlfriends over bagels. She and her husband are in the process of adopting from the Congo. You can find her online at her blog and on Facebook.