Signing the Contract!

Signing my book contract!

I am so excited, and I wanted to share it with all of you who have not seen my FB page! 

I wrote about my Bible study, The Jewels of Hebrews, last week in the post called Gift of Gab. Mt. Zion Ridge Press will publish it in December 2020. Yay!!

It is definitely a huge praise and an answer to prayer! I am so thankful the Lord has allowed this to happen and I look forward to how He uses it.

 Who is like you, LORD God Almighty? You, LORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.

Psalm 89:8 ESV

He is faithful. So many times, I nearly gave up. So many times, I figured writing wasn’t for me….

The naysayers beckoned me to listen to them, too.

Satan’s voice was loud, but God’s was louder. He kept me on the right track and at the very moment I needed it, I received encouragement from someone who read my blog, or one of my devotionals, or a fellow writer or Word Weaver.

I remember a time I was praying, asking God if my writing mattered to anyone. That very day a woman named LuAnn sent me a message telling me how much my post on Yoga (which she read on meant to her. It was something I needed to hear.

God cares about our discouragement. If we ask, He will send someone to encourage us. I can’t tell you how many times He has for me and I am not special.

God cares about our discouragement. #ThisSideofHeaven #Signingthecontract #Biblestudyauthor

Find out what God has for you. What was the last thing He asked of you? What was the last thing He told you to do?

Do it….He will guide and direct your path.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

    and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him,

    and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

He wants us to succeed.

Not in a worldly way, but a spiritually maturing, God-strengthening way. Whatever your gifts, use them to glorify Jesus.

You will be fulfilled and satisfied.

And you will influence others for Jesus. Don’t let satan steal your dream or gift. He has no right to it. We serve a great God.

The Lord says,

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Psalm 32:8 ESV

25 thoughts on “Signing the Contract!

  1. Scott Harris

    Congratulations! I know it’s not always easy to wait for God ‘s perfect timing, but He never disappoints…

    Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

  2. Stephanie, I’m so happy for you and celebrating with you. I love these thoughts:
    “He wants us to succeed.
    Not in a worldly way, bur a spiritual maturing, God-strengthening way. Whatever your gifts may be use them to glorify Jesus.”

  3. Carla Femat

    I’m so proud of you! You are a great example of waiting on the Lord is not wasted time! His time , His plan, is the only way to succeed. I know your writing has and will make a difference. Look at me! While I read your Jewels of Hebrew study I fell in love with Jesus. Because of that study , I am sober and living my life for Him. Thank you for your love and guidance in my life. And most of all for asking me to read your Bible study and have the opportunity to learn about His love.

  4. “Happy” can’t express the joy I feel for seeing your dream realized Ms. Stephanie. I am so pleased to see your persistence and dedication be rewarded ma’am. You are indeed an accomplished author, but more than that you are faithful and true servant of God. Congratulations again my friend. God’s blessings as you work through the publishing process with a joyful heart. I sure hope I can get a signed copy one day. 🙂

    1. J.D., you have been such a “Cheerleader” for so many people. I am so glad to count myself among them. I hope you learn even more about Yeshua in my study someday soon!

  5. Brita Alaburda

    Such a blessing for you, Stephanie! Your perseverance is admirable, and the journey you have traveled encourages me as fellow Word Weaver and daughter of our King! Love you and congratulations!

  6. jabez1288

    So happy for your Hebrews study to be coming out just in time for Christmas>
    I’ve already learned a lot from your studies.
    Praying that the editing process goes well and helps to improve an already great study!
    Congrats! ~
    Ben C.

  7. Yours is an amazing and encouraging story! I have been on the brink of throwing in the pen more than once, but then God sends a little encouragement and validation my way. It brings me joy to write for Him and I know it does you too. Congratulations on your contract!

  8. Lisa Kibler

    WOW! This is so cool, Stephanie. I hope they get it published very soon so many many people can gain inspiring knowledge from your amazing study. Congratulations!

    Sorry I didn’t respond sooner. I’ve been little busy. LOL Stephen is everything I have been praying for, and more. God doesn’t mess around when He says, “YES.” Even after months of having me wrestle with Him.

    Take care and, WELL DONE!! Lisa Baker! Woot!


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