This has been an interesting week. I don’t know why that when the Lord pours out His blessings it sometimes really surprises me. As Christians we all should know that the Lord wants to bless us but I guess there are times, many times in fact, that we feel we won’t see them.
I know that happens with me at times so when the blessings, numerous blessings are poured out in a short time, it’s one of those WOW, thank you Jesus moments. This happened in the past week.
I received a phone call and an e-mail that followed that a lady in Florida heard about my book, I AM – Devotional Style Short Stories. A friend loaned her a copy.
Much to my surprise and joy she ordered fifteen books! She leads a small group at her church and wanted to give one to each member of the group. Now isn’t that just really, really nice? She was buying them as gifts.
As though that wasn’t a huge enough blessing, she then told me how even though she hadn’t read every short story yet, one she did read she “felt like I was right there in the story. I could feel the breeze, hear the music, and just see what was happening.” The only complaint, if you could call it a complaint, was “I wanted to read more. The story was too short!” Ahhh that’s why it’s called a short story. (giggle)
That’s what it’s all about!
Selling 15 books at one time is awesome in my book, no pun intended, but to have a compliment like that is what sells books! I have had other people tell me the same thing. That they felt like they were not only in the story but a part of the story.
If our story line or the topic of our book is something a number of people can relate to, we have a winner. One person who has read my books, yes, several of my books, has always come back and told me how he relates to so much of what I have written. And that is a key to getting people to buy another that you may have written or recommending it to their friends, family, or co-workers and giving them as gifts.
So this week has been one of those weeks that the blessings have been poured out, and not just with the selling of one of my books, but because yesterday I worshiped in church, not on my couch in my nighty watching it on T.V. Praise be to God and it was so nice to be back in God’s house with other believers.
Thanks for coming by and blessings to you all.