Isn't it pretty?
I am so happy with how it turned out!
Can you guess which woman is on the front cover? (Keep reading and I'll tell you).
I finished writing last week (Hallelujah!) and it feels so good to have all the thoughts out of my head and on to paper. I printed off the whole book this weekend and I was astounded at how much I have done. I've written about more than 80 women in the New Testament, and still could have done more. I told myself that I am not even going to look at my New Testament for awhile because I will find something else I could write about and it will drive me crazy. I think that is the hardest part about writing a book-- there is always something else you could say. But I guess you just have to stop sometime!
|All printed out, a real book!|
The photograph on the cover is one of my favorites. It is the Widow who gave her two mites (Mark 12:42-44), notice the little boy holding the bag with the money in it. I think I love it so much because this woman's story is all about consecration, about giving the Lord everything you have even when it is more than you think you can give. I feel that motherhood has been a way in which I have consecrated myself-- my body, my time, my energy, and my talents-- to serving the Lord. Sometimes I feel like I don't have much more than two mites to give, but God knows my heart and knows that I am giving all that I have... and that is enough. So when I look at Mandy's photo I see myself, walking towards the temple, laden down with children, having faith that what I have to give is enough and that the Lord will make up the rest.
I didn't write that in the book, just so you know. I wrote something a little different, but I guess you will have to wait to find out what it is until the book comes out.
Thank you for hanging in there with me through all this, I promise I will get back to blogging regularly once I get this project done.