Last summer, I shared news of a new book on the horizon. And now, after an intense year of writing, praying, rewriting, editing, and more praying, we’re close to launch!
In the curious journey of bringing a manuscript to life, the much-anticipated glimpse of the final book cover is rather thrilling for an author, and I’m so excited to share the fun.
Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone will release mid-to-late June (high-pitched squeal)!
Over 40? No problem. With joy and transparency, Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone uses scripture, prayer, and the power of story to show women in midlife how being smack-dab in the middle of God’s plans and purposes is the best place to be.
With the Lord’s guidance, this packed-with-transition life season can be infused with growth, discovery, and edge-of-your-seat adventure!
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:19).
Many thanks to Elk Lake Publishing Inc., specifically Editor-in-Chief Deb Haggerty, editor Sue Fairchild, and graphic designer Derinda Babcock, for using their gifts and talents to help bring this work to life.
All glory to God, the Author of creativity.
More details coming soon!
Blessings and joy,
Leigh Ann 🙂
Father God, when the world seems to shift beneath my feet, thank you for being my anchor and my fortified tower. I know my only righteousness is in Jesus—in His sacrifice on the cross. When I’m frightened and overwhelmed, and everything in me wants to run, may I fly to You. Thank you, Father, for Your love and for the sacred safety of abiding with You.
Have a blessed week as you take soul-rest in the righteousness of Christ.
Leigh Ann 🙂
As you go about your day, each step is weighted, and placing one foot in front of the other requires intense effort. A smile may graze your lips, but it fails to reach your eyes.
Your heart carries the burdens of life—disappointment, loss, betrayal. You want to reach for the light. You want to feel healthy and whole.
You long to live. To breathe.
But you feel mired in a never-ending river of muck. Life seems…dark. And no matter how hard you search, you can’t find the blasted light switch. Continue reading →
Life can be, um…busy. And overwhelmingly chaotic (I know, astounding bit of wisdom, right?)
So chaotic, in fact, that I tend to run out of fuel—physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
What’s a girl to do? Continue reading →
I love a good quote—especially one that causes me to stop and ponder its depth and meaning. There is a thrill in learning and growing through God’s work in the lives of others.
We are crazy-blessed to have a glimpse into the Christ-walk of not only our contemporary leaders, but also of those who have gone before us. Their godly wisdom echoes across time.
So take a few moments and “listen” to the words of these faithful pilgrims of the faith. Draw encouragement and insight from their journeys. Take joy in the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
The following are a few of my favorites: Continue reading →
I had an interesting conversation the other day.
It went something like this:
Holy Spirit’s prompting: Be still.
Me: Um, what?
Holy Spirit’s prompting: Be still and know.
Me: Um, I am still, Lord. I’m sitting on the couch, watching TV and surfing the web.
Holy Spirit’s prompting: Be still and know that I am God.
Me: Seriously, Lord. I’m not moving a muscle (besides my fingers). It’s been a crazy-long day and I need some down time. So, yeah. I’m taking a break. Totally still. Continue reading →
The last days and weeks in the good ‘ole USA have been, um…unusual. Unsettling. Worthy of serious hand-wringing.
Many Christians have soul-sighed, “Oh, for cryin’ out loud. Why don’t those sinners just stop, you know, sinning? Come on, Lord…repair those reprobates and all will be right with the world.”
Which leads us to the first myth or falsehood we as Christians sometimes believe: Continue reading →