Welcome To My Virtual Book Tour
Thank you for subscribing to my blog, "Overcoming Abuse and Becoming One with God" and for the overwhelming support of my new novel, "Not By My Own." I wanted to give you all updates on some recent and upcoming events. Since the launch of my book, I've been on a virtual tour, complete with blog features, book giveaways, and a radio interview. God is so good! Check out the stops on my virtual blog tour below!
As the title of my book indicates, none of this would be possible without the strength of God and I am so humbled and grateful for the opportunities He has granted me. I started this blog out of obedience to God and a push from my life coach. I had no idea that I would get to connect with so many other believers who also had the call to blog about the goodness of Jesus.
What is a book tour you ask? Well, instead of the more traditional book tour where an author would travel city to city, state to state discussing their novel, a book tour allows an author the freedom to participate in multiple interviews right from the comfort of their own home. For a single mother such as myself, it has been a great relief to know that I won't have to leave my children behind as I tour. They are right there beside me, cheering me on! Nothing brings me greater joy than to see their eyes light up at the idea of their mommy writing her very own book. What's most important is that they get to see God's grace and redemptive power within me.
Overcoming abuse is not an overnight process and as you will see in "Not By My Own," staying almost cost Devereaux her life. Is there anything that has you bound that God has put on your heart to leave behind? It may not be abuse, it could even be an addiction. I relate my struggle with overcoming abuse to that of someone struggling with an addiction. Like an addict, I chased the initial high that left me feeling so good. I hoped that if I stayed and showed how loyal I could be that it would make that individual change. Well, it didn't change them, but it definitely changed me! It changed me at first for the worse, hardening my heart and making it difficult for me to trust, then for the better as God showed Himself to be the ultimate healer and mender of my broken heart. See Psalm 34:18 "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.: Also see Psalm 147:3 "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
I was asked recently what made me finally leave my abuser and I will be posting a new blog on that soon so stay tuned! It's a frequently asked question that I know will be a blessing to anyone who is contemplating leaving an abusive relationship. If you are currently in an abusive relationship, help is available now. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (not affiliated) at 1-800-799-7233.
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