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My faith is being restored...

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on September 23, 2007 - 8:25pm

We just got back from visiting with Jonathan. He is doing very well. It was a more than wonderful trip. We went to a State Park - they had some special events going on - that included pioneer craftsman and quilting. Horse buggy rides, homemade ice cream and Appalacian Dulcimer music. It was a lot of fun. Then there was also a Writers Retreat going on in the Lodge - so I decided to check it out. It is actually a Christian Women's Writers Group - they were very warm and welcoming. They invited to participate so I helped in the review process of some devotionals they were working on to submit to a publisher. They also invited me to submit some of my own materials. I am so excited. This is an answer to prayer. I have needed a writers group to be a part of since I have started writing much more prolifically. They are having a publisher come in November who is interested in materials being submitted as well. I will definitely go to that meeting. They meet in Brentwood, TN which is only about 30 minutes from where Jonathan's school is. I can't help but feel God's hand is in all this. It is no coincidence that we just happen to be at the State Park on the same weekend. Things happen for a reason and our paths were brought together for God's purpose in my life. I believe things are taking a turn for the better in my life now. This past year as you all know has not been an easy one with all the trials we have been through with Jonathan. But through it all God has been faithful and He has continued to bless me in ways I could never have imagined. Me? A Writer? Who would have thunk it? I just can't believe how things have turned out so far. My husband and I were talking about my book this afternoon on the way home - I realized I actually started writing the book shortly after the incident with Jonathan being locked in the closet and that God used all that emotion, pain and hurt to turn it out into this novel. There is a scripture that says "What Satan intended for harm, God has turned around for good..." or something like that and I think this is exactly what is happening here. I have hope for the future again. My faith is being restored. I am very blessed indeed.

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