Welcome back, Cheryl Wyatt, Love Inspired author of stories that touch the heart and welcome readers into a world of faithful soldier fighting for their hearts. There are quite a few ’sweep you off your feet’ moments in her books too…literally
Her Wings of Refuge series is 5 books and growing? Is that right, Cheryl?
To learn more about her books, visit www.cherylwyatt.com
Since the Christmas season is closing in fast, what a more wonderful way to celebrate the birth of Christ then by asking Inspirational authors to introduce us to their favorite ‘births of faith’ they’ve written.
Of all the novels you’ve written, do you have scene featuring someone’s ‘birth of faith’ (conversion, recommitment, etc) that you found particularly touching or fulfiling to write? why?
The only conversion story I’ve written was in my upcoming release, A Soldier’s Devotion, which should be in stores around Dec 26th-Jan 1 sometime and will remain on shelves for about a month. It can also be ordered online.
This book is part of the Wings of Refuge Series for Steeple Hill and is pararescue jumper (PJ) Vince’s story. All along he has been the bad boy of the team and so he was fun to bring into a relationship with Jesus and still keep his bad-boy appeal intact. Many readers wrote asking for his story and so I hope they enjoy his conversion. This book was fulfilling to write because all of his teammates have been praying for him for so long and it meant a lot to readers that their prayers were answered even though the characters aren’t real. They become very real to people. So I’m glad readers are invested in the series to the point of caring what happens to the characters.
Thanks, Cheryl… so with some of that Christmas money we get, we’ll have to purchase A Soldier’s Devotion to find out what happens to Vince. Suspense…I love it!!
Alright, here’s a sneak peek at next week’s lineup:
Monday – Mary “Extraordinary” Connealy
Tuesday – Sweet and Sassy Siri Mitchell
Wednesday – Missy “Southern-Sweet” Tippens
Thursday – Nancy “Historical Grit” Moser
Friday – Warm Your Heart Myra Johnson
God’s Word of Faith for Today:
11With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.”
We are not alone in this journey. God has given us other ’soldiers’ to fight alongside us, friends to encourage us, parents to comfort us, and teachers to guide us – other Christians. P.A.L.S, as I refer to them in another post at: http://pepperbasham.blogspot.com/
Just as Vince’s life is transformed by the grace of God through the prayers of those who love him, our lives are impacted and changed through the love and prayer of others. When Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist), she must have felt an overwhelming sense of assurance, as Elizabeth confirmed the words the angel had spoken to Mary.
Mary must have thought, “This is really happening. I’m not alone” which led to her lovely song we refer to as the Magnificat. Knowing we are not along – that most importantly we are held within a loving Father’s safe embrace, helps us rejoice like Mary, or the shepherds on the hillside. God has a plan – and He’s using us to fulfill it.