I can’t begin to tell you how surreal the words I am about to type still seem to me.
Remember the ministry wife project I’ve been telling you girls about? The one in which you’ve been so gracious in sharing your experience about the hardest things in ministry, raising your PK’s, and conflict?
Well, IT’S GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!
Can I get a ‘Wahoooooo!!!?!?’
I got the official word on Friday and I’ve been busy thanking God and reattaching my jaw to my face ever since.
This book is tentatively called, Married to the Ministry: Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me. More than anything I pray it will be a guide to approaching the ministry life in a proactive way instead of a doom and gloom book about how pitiful we are because God asked our husbands to be pastors. I also believe it will be an insightful tool to congregations in learning how to minister back to their ministers! If I get myself in gear and meet all the deadlines, it should be released in September of 2009. That seems like forever except there’s this tiny little issue of my needing to finish writing the thing first.
Please know that your input is invaluable for this book and I will be asking you many, many more questions in the coming months. Thank you for being so willing to share your experiences with me. Also, be prepared for many of your quotes to be included! :)
I would love to write more, but I have a zillion things to do today……I just wanted to let you know this good news and praise my Lord and Savior for being a God of details. When the time is appropriate, I’d love to share the story of exactly how this all came about. For now I can tell you it took a lot of coincidence that was in fact no coincidence at all.
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!!
Congratulations Lisa! What an accomplishment. Blessings to you as you finish the book. I pray wisdom and insight would be with you and that the Holy Spirit would guide you.
YEAH!!!!!!!! That is so wonderful!!! I’m thrilled for you. And for me and other pastors’ wives to read! :) (BTW, I just read THE WORST book for ministers’ wives that I have EVER read. Let me know if you want to know what it is so you can NOT do those things.) :)
Congratulations! Things like this keep me encouraged to keep trying too!
Congratulations!! Who’s your publishers? Can you say?
Blessings in Christ–
I’m so happy to hear the news, although, I’m not really that suprised……HA….I feel I received confirmation of that back in Pigeon Forge almost a year ago at our women’s retreat! It doesn’t take you getting published though to appreciate what a great writer and child of God you are!
One thing though….can you put a chapter in there about us girls NOT married to someone in ministry but so desire to be??? HAHAHAHAHA (Ok…that sounds like I want another man…well…if he was in ministry I guess he would be another/changed man, huh?)
Congratulations Lisa!! That is SO EXCITING!
I am smiling really, really BIG right now! Congrats to you!
wow, congratulations, that is great!