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.