Saturday, November 15, 2008
Counting My Blessings
So Much to be Thankful For
This is the time of year that we typically stop, take a deep breath and try to remember to count our blessings. I've been telling myself for several months now....God IS still in control. We've had our home on the market off and on for almost two years. We took a step of faith 2 1/2 yrs ago and decided to build a new home, and sell our other one when the new one neared completion. Unfortunately, we were less than half way through building it when the market began to bottom out and the old house hadn't sold.
In recent months I've been asking God for mercy....on our finances, our business, our home selling, my writing career, and wondering how He would pull it all together. But I serve an awesome, all powerful God who knows the beginning from the end, and who doesn't make mistakes.
A few days ago we came to an agreement with potential buyers for our old home, and we're now in the 'inspection and appraisal' stage, moving toward closing. Did we get exactly what we were hoping for on the price? No. But you know what, we don't care. Another 5 months of interest payments, insurance and property taxes would eat up the difference. So we're thankful, to the max. And believing that God has done a miracle for us, with the housing market and economy the way it is right now.
And my husband's business is moving forward, and getting past some slow downs that were holding things back for a while. Not there yet, but moving forward.
My writing has been blessed from the beginning and I have God to thank for that. Doors have opened that I'd never have been able to open on my own. And now I've been told that my debut novel, The Other Daughter, just went into second print a couple of wks ago. Wow! AND...I have a contract now for the sequel, which will release late next summer. That was something I'd been praying about for months, as it seemed so slow in coming. But the contract is signed and in the mail to me, and I'll sign and return it in a few days (as soon as it arrives, LOL!). The manuscript is finished, is undergoing a final polish now and will hit my editor's desk no later than Dec. 1st.
And my historical romance (Christian fiction with a suspense thread) hits shelves Feb. 1st, and I'm SO excited. I LOVED writing this book. The title is Love Finds You In Last Chance, CA and it's set in the old west. Check it out on Amazon by putting my name in the search engine... Miralee Ferrell....or just click here: Love Finds You
My new cover was posted a few days ago and I Love it! Let me know what you think?
So yes....I'm counting my blessings this November. God allowed us to keep our new house (we put both on the market and left it up to Him) and is blessing my writing career. Our kids are healthy and doing well, our marriage is strong and we have food in the cupboard. What more could I possible ask for!