Today on my blog, I’m going to talk with Sara, the heroine from A Special Blessing for Sara.
Oh, I can’t tell you what I just found out – something totally amazing and unexpected. But I can tell you this, I’m so happy. Things are turning around for me.
2. What made you want your story to be told?
I guess since I have seen how God works in my life, I thought it would be helpful for others to know what’s possible when you have a love relationship with Christ. I’ve learned in the last year to leave it all to Him, so I made a major mess on my own. I’m a Christian counselor, you know, but man, did I need counseling! My broken engagement threw me. Then I didn’t trust my feelings toward — oh, I’ll let you read my book. I don’t want to give too much away.
3. What lead you to make the changes you did in your life?
I had an inner battle going on. When you’re rejected the way I was, you get a low opinion of yourself. Like, what did I do wrong? Why did he leave? Things seem bleak. I didn’t even tell my sisters at first, and they usually know everything about what’s going on. I guess I had to digest it myself first.
4. In your life, what has empowered you?
I lean on God a lot. He is my strength. Also, as I’m a counselor, I see so much suffering, and I’ve watched the recovery process as people turn their problems over to God and work through their past, that I’ve made it a goal to seek Him first. It took a while to learn it and I’ve had quite a year of turmoil. Even witnessed a shooting, but that’s going to take to long to explain.
5. What are strengths and weaknesses?
My own strengths? I don’t give up easily and I’m organized. (usually) If I start a job, I don’t quit until it’s done.
Weaknesses? Lots. I’m impatient with incompetent people. (Like I never am! Ha.) Also, I forget birthdays sometimes and I’m lazy about calling people.
6. Describe what being a self-rescue princess (a strong, confident woman) means to you.
I can’t qualify for “self-rescue,” really. I know some women who seem to be able to “go it alone,” but I’m not one of them. I am strong though with God’s help. When I forget to pray about things (important stuff) or go on impulse, I get myself into trouble. Gosh, I almost lost my chance at happiness. If it weren’t for…. Oops, there I go again. You just have to read my book.
7. What one advice/wisdom would you like to pass onto young women?
Problems? Don’t try to go it alone. Seek family, friends, counselors, but first get on your knees. He really will give you the strength and wisdom to get through. Learn to go one day at a time.
8. Favorite quote or Bible verse.
I love Philippians 4:4-7. I have difficulty memorizing verses, but this one is imprinted forever in my mind.
9. If your story had a theme song, what would it be?
No idea, sorry.
10. Will you be continuing your journey in written form?
Okay, Sara left. It’s June, here. Actually, I’m working on a three-book series about Amish sisters from Lancaster County. So far, I’ve only done ‘stand-alone’ books, but I’m ready to attempt a series.
11. Is there anyone in your life (friend, family member) who will be sharing their life? Not really, though I’m sure there are traits found in my characters, which could sometimes be assigned to members of my own family.