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When Your Life Becomes an Open Book

July 20, 2018

Tabletop with an open Bible and an open book.

Song of a Wounded Heart: My Journey to Hope is the working title for my book. Full title and cover will be released soon. The underlined verses in my Bible  are Isaiah 30:19-21, dated December 1, 2004

Words escape me. It’s been such a long journey. A lifetime really. My heart is pounding with both anticipation and a mixture of fear and joy.

The book is finished.

The contracts are signed. Soon it will become a reality. My life will become an open book to all who wish to open it.

I started trying to write it down over four years ago. I didn’t know how difficult it would be to do so. Often words failed me, and sometimes I simply quit. When the reviews came back to rewrite it yet again, I almost lost hope.

But hope is why I wrote it. So, I tried again.

You might think I’m crazy. Why would I put my heart on the page?

Because there are many people who are suffering in this world, and I want them to know there’s hope. If I can find it, I know they can too.

So, with a grateful heart and tears in my eyes, I announce I have signed a contract with Morgan James Publishing. May God use it to bring hope, in whatever means He chooses. I know He will because I trust Him completely.

Song of a Wounded Heart tells the story of how I discovered God’s hope, when it seemed I had no reason left to live. It’s written for His glory, and to bring you hope and joy.

 


Comments

Lorri Bagwell says:

Congratulations on being published!! I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster that probably was part of the journey. So glad for your endurance throughout the process and sharing the highs and lows you’ve experienced. That is not easy when it’s so personal. I can’t wait to get a copy. ❤️❤️

Aubrey Gabbard says:

I cannot wait to get a copy. You are such a witness for the Lord and an inspiration to all who follow him.

Bea McMain says:

Excited to read. Love you dearly always forever

Tyson Murphy says:

So proud of you Sis! And I know God will be glorified!

Lynn says:

I’m so excited for you and the countless number of people you have and continue to touch and minister. J.L. would be so proud and I know God is smiling! Please let me know when it’s available for purchase!

Janice Johnson says:

How exciting Lora😘 Many hearts will be touched and changed by the hope you find in Jesus! Can hardly wait to read it! Love you❤️

Rhonda Kinser says:

I am so proud of you Lora and I know ABBA Father is too! I know it wasn’t easy but I believe God grace will put His story of your faithfulness to hope against all hope to heal others wounds.

Miriam Hill says:

I can’t wait to get a copy Lora! I’m so proud of you!

Linda says:

I’m really anxious to get a copy. Thanks for going through the process of achieving this.
Blessings

David and Kathy Thimpson says:

Kathy and I are so proud of your effort and willingness to share. We will be praying a thanksgiving to God as your inspired words impact lives in a very special way. God bless Laura.

David and Kathy

Lora Jones says:

Thank you everyone for your encouraging words!! I’m astounded at God’s grace. He’s never given up on me, and I’m so thankful!

Theresa Royse says:

This book is gonna fly off the shelf. You have worked so hard and deserve for your story to be heard in a big way. God has truly shown himself through your amazing Christian character. I am honored and proud to call you my family.

Mary Lou Reid says:

Lora, your honest sharing of your story when I first met you at Cannon Beach Conference Center opened my heart to the knowledge that such transparency was even possible. Your courage has continued to inspire me to lean into the Lord, rather than to flee from hard situations. I trust you Jesus, sometimes the only words I can pray.
Since that weekend, a dear sister in the Lord has opened up in fellowship to those around her. When before the pain kept her from letting anyone minister healing love to her.
Reading your blog today, I realize how selfish I was to keep asking about your book. Not giving thought to how difficult this has been for you.
You have been such a blessing to so many. Thank you for sharing your story to encourage others.
Mary Lou

Leslie Basil Payne says:

Lora, what a joy to know your book will soon be a reality! I know how difficult it is to write a book…and the joy and vulnerability of having your words on paper — Your life and heart on paper. There’s no doubt you will bring hope to many by so bravely sharing your story.
I’m proud of you for persevering. And I look forward to reading “Song of a Wounded Heart.”

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