When I was in my late years of grade school, I recall my teacher reading us the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
She would read, during what she called our rest period. I recall being fascinated by a world, far removed from my world.
Recently I read a list of women authors from long ago. I stumbled on Laura. New information! Her first successful book was published at the age of 64!
As I read the article, and checked other sources, I was encouraged! Why? I am 61! I shared with a friend tonight, if I live to the age of my Grandmother, I have 40 more years to enjoy life!
Laura Ingalls Wilder began with her small beginnings, and the big endings arrived after her death. What was the big ending? The long running TV series, “Little House on the Prairie.”
Be encouraged friends, life is not only for the young. Success is not only for the young. God still has something for you to do for him, if you are willing to pull back the curtain, take a look and press on.
The opposite choice is to find a rocking chair, sit down, and live out our remaining years, watching TV, movies, growing old before our time, and no longer living life to the fullest.
A wise quote from Winston Churchill. The ability to move from failure to failure, without giving up.
Dropping by with a quick message. I will be back soon, with a blog post sharing with you, everything that is now available.
a peek into what is to come!
Persist in your writing, and don’t give up! Let’s make 2020, a year of crossing the finish line.
Let’s start the New Year off with a few comments. Share below what you are working on, in the area of your writing. If you desire to share details, go for it. If you desire to share one word or a few that is good too!
I was busy writing content for the last few weeks, and I am still not finished!
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Nancy (Founder/Leader of Relationships of the Heart)
I am beginning to write this series, to allow you to follow me and hear from me about what is going on behind the scenes.
I will share about what is happening in the area of my writing, but I will also share more than my writing.
Why? Because as writers, we are more than our writing.
What I share here will also be shared in other online areas, in various forms. Some venues will include more information, some less. BUT the theme will be the same.
I will be sharing my heart with you, as I follow the voice of the Lord. Everyone will not agree with the direction I am taking, but it is necessary.
Obedience is necessary. we are to seek wise counsel, but wise counsel does not include following the advice of everyone, because this causes confusion and polarization. Also everyone who gives counsel is not wise!
Let’s begin here…
In 1997 I moved to the city where I currently live. Prior to moving here, the Lord gave me 2 sections of scriptures. They have always stayed with me.
The first is Exodus 3 and 4:11-12.
The second is Isaiah 6:1-8. Specifically verse 8. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Who shall I send, And who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am send me.!”
The third is for now! Isaiah 43:18- “Forget the former things; do no dwell on the past.
19-See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
20- The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
Today, I am once again obeying and the stepping out in faith…more of my story to be shared soon.
Yesterday was a great day. I worked on my Go Fund Campaign. It is moving slow, but I am determined to continue on. I was chatting with a friend Monday evening, and she agreed with me as we chatted, about tough financial times in the past, but as we look back we are reminded that we made it through.
I think back to the time when I became a single mom, and lived on $200 per week. The loss of my job a few years ago, walking in the snow, and in the rain to go to the bank, and pick up my groceries. The loss of my car, because I could not make the payments, and many more struggles, but I made it through.
A constant time of living on the edge of homelessness, and yet staying off the street, and moving forward.
It seems I was born with the buzzword of today. The word is resilience. If you are not familiar with the word resilience it is defined as; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness, the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
No matter how hard I fall, or what happens I am able to eventually get back up. I may fall apart in the background, confess my struggle to people close to me, and then get back up and continue on. I may cry and not understand, but I continue on.
During the worst of times, I launched Relationships of the Heart, published 2 books, and I traveled to Tanzania, India, Japan, and Kenya.
AND now, I am stepping back into the public eye once again. This time it will be online and offline. God and I had a short meeting on Sunday during a message from my Pastor. I had one conversation about this with a friend. I am in a season even if I am low on finances, I will not give up, and I will not quit.
I will move ahead with the out of state radio interview, the ad placements for my book in 3 counties, and allowing the radio station to place my live interview on a morning show, and the evening news.
The enemy of my soul, always fights against me in one area of my life when I take a leap of faith. The area is in finances. I will not quit, and I will not back down, even when I receive messages telling me that I should quit.
I did not walk through this fire to quit at the age of 60.
My Grandmother lived to be 101, and she reminded me when she was in her 90’s, “Nancy do not wait to do what you know you are to do. Do it while you are able.”
AND so I continue on in the battle. Cherishing my Grandmother’s words, and my growing up years with my Father, who constantly said, “Don’t quit Nancy. Yes, you can do this.”
Onward I go, even when I do not know how everything will work out. I hope you will do the same, in the middle of your struggles and uncertainties.
If you would like to check out my latest crowdfunding campaign see the previous blog post.
Nancy Founder and Leader of Relationships of the Heart
I am on day 5 of writing copy and crowdfunding. (For details see previous post.) It is Saturday morning, and I am surprised I still have words pouring out of me to write.
On day 5 of my 12 hour days, I am still pushing through with my crowdfunding and all kinds of small snippets of writing.
If you are a writing and you desire to publish, it will be necessary for you to be part of the promotion of your book. It is the world we live in!
Yesterday I wrote the following;
This is an excerpt from my latest community news. When we least expect it the doors swing open, and opportunities arrive.
I smile and I laugh, when I reflect on the photo below. I am the oldest daughter of 5 children. When I think of what I am stepping into today I am amazed.
I had no idea when I was 10 years old, surrounded by my siblings, holding my brother, that someday I would travel outside of the USA equipping and training leaders, write 2 books, and design a conference. BUT God…he knew what was up ahead for me. Sigh…I am thankful.
Today’s surprise is when I connected with an out of state radio station to advertise my book on a website. The reply was more than I requested. Advertisement on their website, all paper copy and radio ads were quoted at an affordable price.
The surprise- At no additional cost I will have the opportunity to be interviewed live by phone for a daily show, along with recorded interviews on 2 additional programs.
Everything I do cost money, including the roof over my head. If you are interested in giving simply go to this link or message me for additional ways to give.