As a published author whose books have been read and shared in several countries, the greatest story I have ever told is still the one of how God’s love and plans for our lives far exceeds anything we could ever dream and plan for ourselves. And I will have to admit that I am a living, breathing, steadily growing example of God’s planning in action.
My story begins a bit differently than most authors. While I excelled in English courses throughout school, I never considered a career in writing. Instead I went on to pursue a degree in marketing and, after graduating, I chose a career in corporate sales. I began to reap the benefits of my hard work, which included earning multiple trips and awards. I was also able to enjoy a beautiful life with my husband and three kids. But then in a turn of events so magnificently and beautifully disruptive, I knew right away it was God inspiring me to reclaim a dream that had long been buried. And that’s where my writing career began.
As a horse lover who has had the pleasure to own and know first hand the joy that having such a stunning companion around can bring, I had often thought about writing a book about my children’s pony. And in God’s perfect timing, I was able to create a children’s series aptly titled, The Adventures of Sugarman the Pony. That series is not only representative of a dream realized, but also represents the inexplicable shift I was able to experience as a result of seeking God’s specific direction for my life, and being obedient when I was given the gentle nudge to move forward. God whispered my name and I knew He was calling me to a challenge far beyond myself.
Since launching the Sugarman series, I have been invited to speak at multiple churches, schools, and on radio and TV shows, including both Absolutely Alabama and Praise the Lord on TBN. And while I continue to explore more of my gifts through music and devotional writings, God is still calling me for more. And I know I’m not alone.
I encourage you to open up and believe for greatness in your life. There are buried gems hidden beneath the rubble of past failures, forgotten dreams, and broken hearts. Let God unwrap the gifts, talents, and abilities He designed, and specially purposed, only for you. It brings me great joy to be able to share my story while helping and inspiring others to live their God-given dreams. Please don’t miss out on God’s best for your life. There is a reason you are here. Believe that it is so and prepare to move when you receive that gentle nudge from your Abba Father.