1 Corinthians 1:25
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
For any first-time author, being reviewed on that media-megalith, Amazon, is imperative. Of course, one takes the chance that those posted reviews might be less than stellar, but that is a risk I am more than willing to take. How else will A Trip, a Tryst, and a Terror be known outside of Facebook or my local community?
To encourage friends to write reviews, I announce a contest on The Glade Series Facebook page which you can access here. The rules are simple: Write a review on Amazon and be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of the second book in the trilogy, Children in the Garden.
The results? Twenty-one amazing 5-Star reviews!!! I am beside myself, and my heart does the happy dance for days. What incredible friends and fans I have!
When Book 2 finally arrives on my doorstep, the time for the drawing does, too. I write the names of all these wonderful folks on slips of paper and place them face down in the hat.
And, as I do so, I find myself wishing I could afford to give each and every one of them a free novel. There isn't a person who doesn't deserve it.
I close my eyes and pray before my hand hits the hat . . . Father, in Your wisdom, You know which one of these people truly needs this book right now. Please let me choose whom You wish me to choose . . .
I pull out a strip of paper with this name:
Mary is a cousin of my husband, Danny. Come to find out, she has just undergone neck surgery and will be spending a lengthy time in recovery. Having a new book to read during her convalescence is absolutely perfect!
And, I smile to myself and think - How perfect in wisdom is our God . . .
Were there times in your life when you knew that a choice you made was really God choosing for you?
Will you pray with me?
May we always trust in Your wisdom, Father, and go to You in prayer before we make important choices or decisions in our lives. Bless all the kind and caring folks who took time from their busy schedules to contribute reviews for my book. May we be guided by Your wisdom in all that we do to Your honor and Your glory. Amen.