I realize I’ve not posted in a week, maybe a little more. It surely wasn’t due to my laziness! Planning and packing for our repatriation and getting my little book (Living Boldly: Acknowledging and Overcoming Fear) published on Kindle Direct Publishing has taken most of my “spare time.”
The packing is going well. Hopefully there will be a little “garage sale” this weekend. Of course, we have no garage and this really isn’t a Thai thing, but it’s time to dispose of some of the bigger things and appliances now.
The book publishing adventure is surely an adventure. I’ve found that there are two misspelled words in the text, and there’s a goof-up on my cover – never noticed it! I’m going to have to get the graphic artist to fix it for me. It should be quick, and then I’ll have to figure out how to fix both of those things. This has surely been a learning experience for me. THEN to figure out how to get everything sized so that it can be available as a printed product. That may take a while with everything else going on. Check it out at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WW81JGX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487894561&sr=8-1&keywords=Cindy+Bratton.
Funny thing as I was getting ready to click the publish button on this. A wave of fear hit me. “What if no one likes it? What if there’s something that’s not quite right theologically? What if . . .” That’s the topic of the book! So, I remembered where this fear came from (not God!) and hit that publish button anyway. To be honest, it’s a bit odd to begin thinking of myself as a published author. I really believe that God has led me down this path, and I’m excited to see what He will be doing with it. I believe He has given me insight into how to simply apply the Word to my everyday life in order to impact those around me, those in my sphere of influence. I just want others to be able to be encouraged to do the same.;
My posting on this blog may be a bit sporadic over the next several weeks. A lot is going on, a lot of it physical too. Selling/giving away most of our earthly possessions; packing up 4 cubic meters to ship on a boat; flying to Los Angeles from Phuket; recovering from jet lag; a day at Knott’s Berry Farm with family; a day at Disneyland Anaheim with family; a road trip from Southern California to Vancouver, WA to catch up with family, then back again; finding employment/ministry positions and an apartment; settling in to life in the States again. God is good! He will take us through it all! I’m excited, but also a bit exhausted just thinking of it all. Overall, I’m excited to embark on this next step of our journey.