The most important moments of life often require the neglecting—at least for a season—of lesser ones.
I’ve had to do a bit of neglecting over the past several months, including this blog. You may have noticed. In fact, many of you wrote to let me know you missed me.
Thank you for that. And, please, forgive me. It wasn’t personal, I assure you. The reason for my extended absence?
I wrote another book.
This makes Book #3, and I have to tell you: It’s perhaps my most important project to date. And the most grueling. It required a deep mining of my soul and story as well as Biblical history, more than I’d done before. It was painful and all-consuming, so much so I had to neglect a few “lesser things” for about ten months.
The good news? The heavy-lifting is finished. And I’m a better, stronger woman for the process. I learned things I couldn’t have learned without writing about it, and parts of my story were healed in the telling of it. When I started, I had no idea where God would lead. But by the end, I felt deep thanks for the light He revealed along the way.
Although I still have edits to complete and a book launch to plan, I can not wait for you two to meet. Mark November 12th on the calendar. It’s a date.
Also, in case you were wondering, we have a title.
Are you ready?
Here you go:
Relentless: The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leaves
Glory. Go ahead and let that truth soak into your bones like water on dry ground. You are not alone friend, not even close.
Thank you for celebrating with me. Now, before you get back to your holiday celebrating and I return to mine, I have TWO important updates:
1. I recently changed to a NEW Email List Management system. What does that mean for you? Hopefully, not a thing. If you subscribed to receive regular updates, you still are. However, we’re still working out the glitches,. Thank you ahead of time for your patience with the process. And if you haven’t joined our community, why don’t you go ahead and do that now? 2019 promises to be a big year, and I don’t want you to miss a thing.
2. Still looking for a gift for a family member or friend, teacher or neighbor? I’m offering three special Christmas bundles THIS WEEK ONLY: An “Undone Bundle,” an “I Am Bundle,” and the “Ultimate Holiday Book Bundle.” Each gift comes packaged in a beautiful organza bag with a sweet treat and an olive wood cross. NOTE: There’s a story behind the cross, so be sure you check out my Instagram or Facebook account to get the full story.
Merry Christmas, friends. Just as Mary and Joseph neglected many lesser things to make room for the Incarnation, may you and I spend this season letting go of lesser things so that we can make room for what matters most of all.
He IS with us.
With love, Michele