It was almost 29 years ago when I was involved in a tragic car accident which left me disabled for life. Not long after that wreck, God impressed upon my heart to write about it. I didn’t know how or when, but I knew this was a task I must accomplish in my lifetime. Years later, after enduring numerous other adversities in life and seeing God’s faithfulness through them all, God showed me clearly the time had come. Not knowing what I was doing but wanting to be obedient, I stepped out in faith. Methodically, the Lord put the right people in my path as I needed them…from Laura my collaborator, who helped me get the actual work organized and written…to my pastor, who graciously provided me with my first official outside manuscript review…to the publisher who just “happened” to be at a writer’s workshop I was attending. I did not force anything, God opened doors.
Finally, today is Book Release Day on Amazon.com! Wow, what a journey! I remain humbled that God has used my life experiences to encourage others and yet at the same time, I want to proudly shout the news from a mountaintop of all He has done in my life!
I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know Who holds the future…and what is important to me at this point in my life is that I have been obedient to the Lord. Therefore, may all who read this understand that it is not about ME. I give this book, Laurie’s Story: Discovering Joy in Adversity, to God because this story is about HIM! May He use it for His glory, to draw people from around the world to His kingdom! I am just a vessel…an imperfect person, who through my brokenness found Christ. To God be the glory, great things He has done!