Welcome! Last week I got tagged by Staci Stallings So this week I get to answer the questions. Enjoy….
Introducing my recently released eBook
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A Life of Gratitude: 21 Days to Overcoming Self-Pity and Negativity
Where did the idea come from?
I wrote this book during a difficult year. There was a lot of transitions, loneliness, grieving as well as financial stress. I was praying about it and sensed God saying to me, “Yes, it has been a difficult year. But, if you had never walked through this dark season, you would have never written these books on gratitude that have impacted so many.” And instantly I knew that to be true. This book was birthed out of my own desire to have more gratitude in my life instead of getting stuck in self-pity and depression. And now I pray that God uses it to draw you closer to Him and towards a spirit of gratitude in your life.
Nonfiction, Christian Living
During a season of transition in my life, I found myself overwhelmed with negative emotions like self-pity and a complaining spirit. It was as if a dark cloud had descended over me. I prayed and asked God for wisdom on how to overcome these negative emotions. As I did, I sensed Him leading me to do a 21 day gratitude challenge.
Over the course of the 21 days, God began to change me as I spent intentional time being grateful for all I had been given. I did this through writing in my journal each day and also sending a hand-written thank you note to someone different each day. This also led me to writing out 21 prayers of gratitude and compiling 21 stories of gratitude.
I want to share what I learned with you in the pages of this book which includes:
- 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge
- 21 Prayers of Gratitude
- 21 Stories of Gratitude
What to Expect On Each Day:
- Read my personal stories, struggles and reflections.
- Read one scripture and one quote about gratitude.
- Apply one personal application step from the challenge.
- Read one prayer of gratitude
- Read one story of gratitude
Get Accountability and Encouragement
Along with the 21 day challenge, I also started a private Facebook group to provide accountability and encouragement for myself but also for others who decide to join me in the challenge. You will get access to this group as well. It has been amazing to see God at work in each of our lives.
Will you join me on this journey to gratitude?
Get your copy (Kindle and print) here: [easyazon-link asin=”B00A8NH6R4″ locale=”us”]A Life of Gratitude: 21 Days to Overcoming Self-Pity and Negativity[/easyazon-link]
Body and Soul Publishing
How long did it take to write the first draft?
About 5 months.
What other books in the genre compare?
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp would be similar.
Who or what inspired this WIP?
I never intended to publish this book. I first started the 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge for myself as I was personally struggling with self-pity and negativity. However, I started posting on Facebook for accountability and a Facebook group was formed. One thing led to another and my best-selling series yet was published. I know this book was from God as it was not my idea.
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