Okay, so first I'll give you the cover, and then we'll be wordy. =)
I. Have. A. Mock. Cover!!
Sorry, I just thought this design was perfect from the time I first laid eyes on it. That beautiful fire?! My graphic designer, Alea Harper, has been amazing through this process, and I'm stoked to share this pre-cover!!
The real cover is even better, but that's for later. *evil author laughter*
And - another quick update - I re-vamped my "books" page where you can find info, synopsis, and mock covers for all three books - The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser, along with my two WIPs, The Torch Keepers and Emblem of Hope!! Official covers and info coming soon!
But 'til then...
Recently, I've been listening to Hawk Nelson's song, "He Still Does (Miracles)." And, apart from the way the words inspire me, it gave me a question.
What's a miracle?
I usually think of something big. Like publishing a book. For me, that's some huge endeavor that I honestly can't do successfully on my own.
Your miracle might be different. It could be the healing that brings peace to your home. Or funds that you desperately need, a night without tears, some way to change the way things are, get rid of the stress.
But what if those big miracles aren't the only ones?
As I pursue publishing, there have been a lot of little miracles. Alea making me beautiful designs. Friends offering to help, sharing their insight. Me reading over something I wrote long ago that gives me all the feels.
God works. But too often, we push Him, command Him to give us some big, obvious sign when the world is seriously littered with a million miracles all around us.
Sometimes we need to stop seeking some huge change and realize that He is already working.
This quote inspired me,
We look for visions from heaven and for earth-shaking events to see God's power... yet we never realize that all the time God is at work in our everyday events and in the people around us.
- Oswald Chambers
God hasn't given me some awesome, Biblical passage to summarize these thoughts... although I'd love if you shared some on your heart! These are just some ramblings from a girl seeking to find God. But now it's your turn.
Dear friend, what miracles has He given you? What ones do you continue to pray for? How can I join you in that prayer?
The mock cover reminds me that God has control over Step 1. My official cover is almost done, but I don't want to worry and stress about that. He is writing my life story. And He still does miracles.
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.