Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Book Review Tracking: Spirit Led Woman Magazine

I thought I worked hard at keeping up with all my book review submissions. But this morning I ran across my WomenRisktakers review in Spirit Led Woman magazine. Awesome!
Forgot about this book review submission for months. Remember getting paid for it, but forgetting to post the success. Harrison House has the article on their website now. Click on the title and it will link you there.

A snippet of my review that may minister to you, writers:

As a writer and speaker sometimes I find myself taking on projects without any monetary compensation. I agree to these projects not to exalt myself, but to evangelize God’s word. However, as a disabled, single mother I find myself struggling to make ends meet. For the past few months I strongly considering giving it all up, to find something more lucrative for my family.

However, this book has shown me that writing for God will always reward me. Whether I receive money or not, God will reward me for spreading his word and edifying the church. Not only will he reward me spiritually, but he will supply my daughter and me more abundantly than what we need.

I must submit, surrender to my fear and believe that our needs and wants will be met by God. Everytime I write I sow a seed, but my unwillingness to believe and my reliance on what others think of me will hold me back if I allow it. Just by reciting Bailey’s prayer on submission every time I felt discouraged, things have really changed for me overnight. I have received many paying projects and book offers this month alone. And I credit that to this book.

3 comments:

La Monica R. Smith said...

Dee, what an awesome act of transparency. You truly did minister to me as a writer. And you just proved the wonder-working power of the Holy Spirit to convict, console, enlighten, encourage and edify - even through a book review!! I love it!

Dee said...

THanks, Lamonica. Pray for me, because next month I will have to start paying for heart medications out of pocket. These medicines are almost my monthly house note. And my disability can't squeeze anything else out. So I need to surrender to God about it and believe it will work out. Because I'm scared; then confident. Scared;then confident...

Anonymous said...

Hi Dee, I don't know how I got to this website. Perhaps it was God directing. Writing is my gift too. And like you, I have written and ministered for free. I think people see "freelance writer" as a writer who does writes for free. (smile) And like you, I have financial concerns-- and I have days of confidence in God to take care of me and other days I'm scared that I won't be taken care of and better figure out something on my own. What is helps me the most is to recall all the personal prophesies and promises God has spoken to me through His prophets (in a way that I knew it was Him) that reminds me that He will bless me in materially and spiritually. It is a spiritual fight to hold on to the vision, dream, prophesy or personal promise especially when you can't understand how it will be accomplishe. I often consider the prayer of another disciple and pray in like manner- "Lord, I believe, help my unbelief." God bless you, Dee and fight the scaredness or fear with the word of God. For God has not given us a spirit of fear (and you know who does give it). So I am fighting right along with you. Our confidence is in a Father, the Almighty God, who loves us dearly. As far as your medicines are concerned. Tell your doctor you cannot afford them and ask for as many samples as he can get his hands on. I just went through something similiar with my doctor. We had to change some medicines because they were beyond my budget. He also gave me a couple months supply of some.

Love and blessings,
Kay

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