I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:13 KJV
God is all about empowerment… but not in the way most of us think. In 2019, empowerment basically translates to achieving our goals by our own ability.
God’s view of empowerment is one that stands apart from our own efforts. He empowers us when we learn that, to achieve anything worthwhile, we need to lean on His strength.
Paul brings that out beautifully in this verse which shows that we can do anything as long as God is working through us.
As an author, I’ve had to learn to rely upon God for inspiration to create moving stories. I’ve had to wait for the guidance on how to reach the masses with a message that’s burning in my heart. And then I’ve had to learn to rely on Him to withstand the criticism of others.
Without His strength I would have failed time and time again. I’m sure you can identify with that feeling. But this verse is a constant reminder that, no matter how overwhelmed we feel at times, God’s strength in our feeble bodies can move mountains.
Some part of my brain must have decided that parenting, church ministry, full-time writing, full-time work, a marriage ministry, and nurturing a start-up business wasn’t enough to keep me busy.
Or maybe it’s just that I needed more excuses to drink Lavazza coffee. 🙂
One way or another, earlier this year I found myself expanding my “to-do” list by organizing the FIRST EVER small book & crafts gathering in our area.
We’re calling it LancoExpo and, I must say, things are coming together in a better way than even I anticipated.
I want to share what’s gone into planning this event and hope that you’ll reblog, tweet, and–if you’re near this corner of the world–attend 2019 LancoExpo.
It all started with a viable need. I know talented authors who can benefit with exposure to the community of readers. I know the feeling. So, author ally that I am, I reached out to a couple of venues and realized that the best place to hold this kind of an event was at… a library.
The Quarryville Library is a gorgeous facility with a very community-oriented leadership team. They agreed to host LancoExpo so that was one thing off my list.
This year we have about 12 author vendors signed up so far which makes for a promising event. You can find their info on my Meet the Authors page.
So now I had a place and some authors but I had one small problem that wheedled its way to the top of my must-be-solved-right-now list.
How do I get people to come ?
Find out how we’re solving that problem in my next post.
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