|Photo Credit ~ Microsoft Office|
And it reminds me of the friend who sent the tea (and the three other packets waiting on my desk for that reminder of the gift of friendship and encouragement that arrived in the mail with it).
This friend? Also a debut author.
I'm sure you know my friend. Not many people in this industry don't know her, because I bet at some point, you have been blessed by the heart and spirit of this lovely lady.
I can't tell you how many times I have left a comment on Facebook or Twitter, such as: "I'm almost to 'The End'"...or "boy I could use another dose of chocolate because this day is kicking my hind end."
|Releases July 2012!|
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She doesn't do it to be self-serving or draw attention to herself. She doesn't do it because she wants those of us, whose lives she has touched, to feel as though we need to turn around and give it back to her.
She does it because that is the person she is. And Jesus fills her up, spilling over until she glows the gift of His love everywhere she goes and in everything she does.
I bet you know my friend and if you do, I hope you might leave a message here for her. Each one will be carefully copied and sent to her, for her to pull up again and again (and again) for those days when she needs just that right dose of encouragement.
And the next time you meet...give Keli Gwyn a hug for me. You're hugging a piece of Jesus.
|Casey and Keli at the 2011 ACFW convention|
The winner of Julie Lessman's A Passion Most Pure is...
I hope you get hooked, Candy. ;-)