A Perk and a Privilege

After I posted that Redemption Press had published The Demons Among Us, a flood of calls… and emails… and texts… and social media messages washed into my smart devices. It’s been overwhelming and wonderful. I’ve heard from people I haven’t spoken to in years—people whom I thought had forgotten all about me and my writing project.

I learned that many had been secretly praying for me. Others offered to help promote the book. And dozens asked for autographed copies. I’m floored. People actually want my autograph and are willing to wait a few weeks for my bulk order to arrive instead of ordering from quick-turnaround Amazon. How amazing and humbling.

I’m thrilled to hear from these old friends and colleagues. What an unanticipated perk to being published. If I had the stamina, I’d publish a book twice a year so I could catch up on the latest happenings in their lives, many of whom I once shared daily communication.

Then I received an email from a woman I didn’t know—a friend of one of my launch team members who had recommended the book to her. She also asked for an autographed copy. We had a few back-and-forth emails unraveling the mysteries of PayPal before she shared that the book is for her granddaughter. In her next email, she revealed that her granddaughter is troubled, so troubled that she has attempted suicide multiple times.

My heart broke for this woman who’s trying to share God’s message through Christian fiction in hopes of not alienating her granddaughter with in-your-face religion. I offered to pray for her granddaughter, and she accepted.

Would you please pray for her too? I’m a huge believer in the power of lifting up a lost soul with a unified voice. And I believe it’s a privilege to pray for those whom we’ve never met. Will you join me in the prayer below?

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

ephesians 1-18-19

6 thoughts on “A Perk and a Privilege”

  1. Always, there is time to pray for a soul that is wandering. May she hear Jesus ‘ voice in a district way.

    1. Obviously, I hope she hears God’s voice in a DISTINCT way. Not a district way. 🙃 Sorry for signs that I either wasn’t wearing glasses, or I was not paying attention. Or both. I am praying that more young adults will pay closer attention, as well!

  2. Prayers for this troubled granddaughter. Am praying this for two teen granddaughters of my own.

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