Waiting for What You Want Most~

Waiting for What You Want Most~

14 January 2019

 

Hello, everyone, and Happy New Year!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I cannot believe that it is finally the new year! ๐Ÿ™‚ 2018 was such a terrible year, filled with disappointment and death. Therefore, I am so thankful for a new year; for new beginnings and adventures. I’m so looking forward to what God has planned for us this year!

 

In fact, below are my 2019 goals. I never fulfill all of my yearly goals, but it’s still fun to plan and think ahead, isn’t it?

 

  • Develop a stronger faith & a complete trust in God.
  • Finish my current WIP (Work In Progress), “The Innkeeper’s Secret”, and thoroughly revise it and do research on it.
  • Finish my final FINAL revision of “The Dead Sister”, completely revise the query letter & synopsis, and once again submit to literary agents.
  • God willing – find our house, buy it, and move out of our apartment before the summer.
  • Spend more time with family and true friends, as well as church family.
  • Learn better on forgive and forget, as well as how to be completely content with my life for now.

 

Right now, I am waiting on several things in my life. One thing I can mention is that I am waiting for the time when I’m once again a published author! Within this past week, I became an official author on Goodreads!! How huge that is, because to me that means that I’m still not just a writer, but an author. Granted, I’ve only published one book in my life, but still, I have faith that one day, God will bless me with even more books to place on bookshelves. This time, God willing, they’ll be on shelves at Barnes & Noble – just like my favorite author, Kate Morton.

 

Waiting is sooooo tough. Everyone in the world has waited on something in some point of their lives. Maybe you’re simply waiting for life to begin – for college to start, to finally move out and be free from your parents. Or maybe you’re waiting to finish college and find that career you love. You could be waiting for that dream career, for God to bless you with that perfect spouse, for God to bless you with a baby, or for God to save you from the problems/trials going on in your life.

 

Whatever you’re waiting on – just remember, God knows. Right now, God has forced my husband and I to wait for blessings that only He can provide. But in those times of trial and uncertainty, it’s important not to lose hope or faith. This season of waiting is simply just a test of your faith. God wants to see how much you’ll depend on Him – or if you’ll take matters into your own hands! And folks, DO NOT TAKE MATTERS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS!! Do not even make a single decision in your life without praying about it first. It’ll only cause you to have to take a serious detour within that certain big decision or issue you’re praying hard for. But if you simply trust God and be patient, God WILL come through for you because He DOES exist and He DOES LOVE YOU more than you can possibly imagine!

 

One of the hardest choices I’m faced with right now is being patient – but in the course of that, I’m learning how to be content with where God has put me at this point in my life. No, it’s not fair, and quite often, I cry out to God and pray with my whole heart for Him to answer our prayers. But alas, we must let God’s timetable rule.

 

Soooo what are you supposed to do in the mean time while you wait?

 

Busy yourself with the hobbies you love. Right now, while I wait, I’m devoted to re-decorating and re-organizing our home, playing piano more, reading suspense novels, working harder to learn & love my job better, and planning and writing my current WIP. I’ve also devoted myself to spending more time in God’s Word, in prayer, and spending more time with my husband, Ryan, as well as my family, true friends, and church family. No, all of these hobbies do not block the desperate longing coursing through my heart several times a day. They do not block out the need for those dreams that drive me forward daily. But even more important than that – in fact, the most important of all – by gradually learning to let go of my fears and worries each morning and choosing to trust God, I’ve found an everlasting peace. That peace comes only by giving our Creator all control. I’m not saying it’s easy; in fact, it comes only over time, as well as through sincere Christian growth.

 

But I promise you this – when God whispers, “Okay, you’re ready now,” and answers your prayers – just think how eternally thankful you’ll be! And you know what? You’ll also be thankful that you had trusted Him in the first place, because He is our dearest friend we have, and He will never let us down. Never! No matter how He chooses to answer our prayers! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Are you struggling right now in your faith? Or are you looking to get closer to God? Or maybe it’s your first time turning to God in your life and you want to learn more about Him? Come on, don’t be shy. – Please feel free to comment or else drop me a line at my email: books_jmg@yahoo.com. Never lose hope, my friends, and never lose patience! Yes, it will be trying at times – but it WILL be so incredibly worth it!

 

Make sure to follow me on Goodreads! Have a good January, everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

 

JMK~

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The Joy of Writing

Hello everyone,

Has the good Lord ever made you wait for anything? Well, folks, I’m waiting right now, for a couple things, and let me tell ya, it’s tough!! ๐Ÿ™‚ But I know that in the end, it’ll be so incredibly worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

What have you had to wait for in your life?

Imagine sitting in jail, feeling like you’re rotting there, while waiting to get let out from that dark, grimy cell, behind black, steel bars that are keeping you there until the government thinks you’ve learned your lesson. This was such a case for Benjamin “Ben” Martin.

I know, I’ve now finished writing about the history of all the books I’ve ever written since I first began writing in my life (see category History of My Books above). But this book is special. In the past couple weeks, I’ve been thinking to myself about the writer’s block I currently have with the book idea I have listed under my “Current Project” page (see above for further details), “Crimson”. But I’ve also had a good idea that if I’m going to speed up my writing and publishing process once my husband and I have children and it gets loads busier one day eventually, I’ll have to get a head start now.

So while I’m waiting for my current writer’s block of my book “Crimson” to flourish away, I’m currently in deep revision of my first book I’ve ever written that was once called, “Life with Guardian Angels.” But now it’s called “Childhood Secrets”. And it is going really well!

So anyway, Ben Martin has been in jail for four years, now being let out. As a reader, you don’t know what he went in for or why he committed the crime. All you know is that he is now a free man, being led out of the jail gates toward a gray SUV where his friends, Cassie Dawson and Mike Bain, excitedly await! His friends are so happy to see him. They haven’t seen him in four years, but beyond that, they have been the only ones keeping in touch with him. Now Ben is a pretty decent guy, apart from the fact that he was once in jail. He comes from a good family; he’s a farm boy, too, and now things are about to get exciting.

Meanwhile, Jess Olsen Beckham had lost her husband to a terrible car accident two years before. She has spent the last two years in mourning for him, trying to move on in a life where her husband, Don, no longer exists. Now how sad is that. Writing the scenes of Jess losing her husband, it really made my heart heavy, just thinking about the complete and terrible loss and pain you would have from losing a spouse so unexpectedly like that. Jess has moved her and her dog, Frank, to a different place and is gradually starting to build a brand new life for herself, little by little.

Ironically, Jess is best friends with Cassie Dawson, and they have been best friends since seventh grade. She’s also friends with Mike. So when Jess steps foot inside her and her friends’ favorite taco joint, she is shocked to see Ben there with them, for of course Cassie never said anything, the matchmaker!ย All we know about this situation thus far is that Jess and Ben were once high school sweethearts, aren’t very good friends now, and didn’t talk at all during Ben’s jail sentenceย except for when Jess testified for him during his court trial.

Has this story grabbed you by the throat yet? ๐Ÿ˜‰

So continuing on, as I conclude, this book will be an inspirational-based, romance suspense. It’s suspenseful, because in order to understand all the major facts of the story, we must peer into each and every character’s life, including the deep, dark secrets of Jess’s deceased twin sister, Lizzie’s past, to piece everything completely together.

That is all I will share about the book for now! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll of course keep you posted gradually about it as time goes on.

Let me share one last thing for you. It is a gloomy day here in North Dakota where we live. It’s very rainy. There’d be nothing better I’d love to do than ——- no, not write ——– read fan mail! I know I am not a published author yet, but almost, so with that said, if you all have any questions, comments, or suggestions about writing, fun characters you like whether it be mine or another author’s, my blog, my life, your life, your passions and about you, or anything in general, really, please drop me a message toย my email: books_jmg@yahoo.com sometime! Oh, and please also visit my “About Me” page for more information on how to follow me on social media and subscribe to my monthly newsletter! ๐Ÿ™‚

All for now and wishing you all a blessed week,

JMK~ ๐Ÿ™‚