Sorry about all the blogs lately. And such long ones. Like you have time to read them during the busiest 2 weeks of the year. Oh, well. At least they satisfy my writing craving.
As I’ve mentioned seventy-teen times already, Expecting releases January 6th. And I’m awfully excited. This is a new kind of book for me, and I think it’s going to be scads of fun. And special and meaningful to lots of women. I know God’s going to use it to touch hearts–and inspire mamas to pray for their little ones.
That’s the best part of writing books–when I get to hear stories of how God used them to work in people’s hearts and lives. Sigh. Love it.
And in just a minute, I’ll tell you how you can enter to win. But first, I just want to share something God has laid on my heart. Pregnancy and motherhood are beautiful things and invoke all kinds of emotion and bonding and all that stuff. But these topics are also the cause of much, much pain for many women. Take my friend Amy for example. (we go to church together) She and her husband Billy are expecting a baby girl–Abigail–in March. And they found out recently that their precious baby girl will not survive outside the womb. I’m not sure if she’ll carry her to term, but for them, terminating the pregnancy is not an option. I can’t imagine feeling my sweet baby move in my womb for so long, knowing she will never be mine to love and hold and raise. I’m praying for a miracle–but mostly for strength and grace for Amy and Billy.
I have friends who have tried for years and years but can’t get pregnant. Friends who long for babies but are waiting for a husband. Friends who have had miscarriages–some have had several. Or who suffer through nine months of agony each time they’re pregnant. Friends whose babies have been born with serious problems. Or haven’t lived for very long at all.
Such heartache. And I want to pray for some of these women. So, to enter for the book, please leave a comment about someone you’d like me to pray for. You can give just a name. Or just a request. Or both. Or just say, “Please pray for my friend.” It can be YOU. And you can tell me that. Or not. And it doesn’t have to be serious. It can just be, “I’m 9 weeks pregnant. Will you pray for me and my baby?” Or, “My husband and I are thinking about kids. Will you pray for us?”
Leave a comment, I’ll pray, and you have a chance to win. Thanks, friends!
I’ll pick the winner sometime Thursday. And US addresses only please! 🙂