Monday, October 20, 2008

Do You Trust Me?

First things first, this morning. My younger son turns 20 today - Happy Birthday, Jonathan! We love you!

Now back to the regularly scheduled post.

Many of you know that I make my living as a freelance editor and writer. A few weeks ago, I received a package in the mail, from one of my clients. It was a copy of her first book - one that I edited! I was so thrilled - holding Do You Trust Me? was like holding a newborn in my hands!

Today, I want to tell you a bit about her book, and we're going to give away 2 autographed copies!

Cheryl Cunnagin has a powerful, heartbreaking, joyful story to share of her faith journey. God posed this question to her "Do You Trust Me?" and then her life took some unexpected and painful turns. Cheryl is a mother, minister, speaker, and former police officer with a beautiful heart for people worldwide. I'm honored that I had the opportunity to work with her, and my life has been changed because of her book. I'm sure it will change yours too.

This week, we're going to make the contest easy. Just leave a comment below, sharing an experience when YOU had to trust God. Everyone leaving a comment, sharing an experience, will be registered to win a copy of Cheryl's book in a random drawing. We'll draw two names this week!

We'll announce the winner Saturday.

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Melissa Lowe Richardson said...

I had to trust God when my husband told me that we had to leave our newly-purchased dream home in Slidell, LA. This was late 2004 and I did NOT want to leave our home. I begged God to open up a ministry opportunity for us in the area, but nothing came up. So I decided to trust God (and my husband:) and pack up and move about 3 hours west of Slidell, where my husband was called to pastor a church. Imagine my relief (but of course, sadness for the survivors) when our former dream house was flooded during Hurricane Katrina of 2005, only months after we sold our home. I know that God in control and He kept us safe during the storm. I have had some "storms" since then of a more personal nature (such as my husband's diagnosis of MS and my own health issues), but God has brought us through all of these storms as well. I still pray for all the survivors of the hurricanes that have hit the US, and each time a hurricane approaches, I have a very large reminder that when God opens up a door somewhere, I do have to be willing to trust Him and walk through that door. Who knows what storms will hit us if we refuse to walk through the doors that God opens for us!?!?

Stephanie Craig said...

I had to learn how to trust God when my 2-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. Next week it will be six months from the day he was diagnosed. I had to quit my job and start working from home to take care of my son. After that, my husband wasn't making the same money as he was before. Some days, I don't know where the money is going to come from to pay the next bill, but He has never failed me. Some days I just want to curl up into a ball and stay there forever, but He gives me the strength to go on. I have a 2-year-old with cancer and an 8-month-old, and our family has never went hungry or without electricity or transportation to our appointments. People have failed us during the past six months, but God never has.

Sunny said...

How exciting to hold a book you edited!

When I was pregnant with our 2nd child I had a threatened miscarriage. It was so hard but I had to trust that God knew what he was doing.

Sure enough, that little girl is 7 now and we have 4 kids!

sj3girls AT hotmail DOT com

Bebemiqui said...

The hubby and I have been a part of the mission's ministry for 8 years...we've lived less than paycheck to paycheck and have to trust God every month to take care of our needs.
You know what? He always does.

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

I can't believe how many contests and giveaways you have in addition to the bloggy carnival! Wow. The title of this book is actually something I am asking myself (or rather God is asking me). Unfortunately, the answer is "I'm not sure if I trust You or not." But I want to.

Angie said...

Wow. How neat to work on such a compelling book. I think that very question is one that we need to ask ourselves daily. I have really learned that sometimes all we have left is our faith in God...and we have to trust in Him to know our plan....and to be patient as we wait for His will to be done...

Lalycairn said...

We lost our 17 year old son to a car wreck September 5 years ago. We had to trust that God knew what He was doing, both in the loss of our son, and the subsequent turning away from Him, by our oldest daughter (3 years younger than her brother).

I, specifically, had to trust that God would hold our marriage together durig those times as well, since my husband and I grieve VERY differently.

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