As a little girl, those were the most beautiful words in any language…our hearts ached to be with others our same size, who would enthusiastically enter into our world of wonder and imagination.
And it often didn’t matter what we did, as long as we did it together.
We would fight and make up and play some more. Our hands dirty, then cleaned up, faces red from sun-kissing blushed until we called each other on the phone or saw each other the next day… just to utter those magic words, “Want to come over to my house and play?” to do it all over again.
These days, I “play” with my girlfriends less than I want to, but our work in ministry is so much fun that it counts. 🙂 And I feel as though we are on the cusp of a movement of the Spirit – have you sensed that? I want to invite you, if you are interested. 🙂 I have felt for a long time that God is raising up an army of women who are going to make a difference in their marriages, a difference in their families – don’t you want to be part of that? I know I do!
We have been in ministry for 7 years this month, so we have some experience with that other guy, but he’s been working overtime lately – apparently something really good may be on its way… so consider yourself warned, and know I understand if you do not want to accept the invitation.
Would you like to be part of a very special group of bloggers and Facebook posters to help launch The Respect Dare this fall? I would be honored if you would pray about this opportunity, and if you decide to participate, as soon as possible, let Thomas Nelson Publishing know.
Here’s what they need from you if you want to join the book launch team. You would be part of a dedicated “get the word out team” for the book and be part of a private Facebook group the weeks leading up to launch on Dec 11. To join the launch team, all you need to do is the following:
Compose an email and send to NonFictionMarketing (at) ThomasNelson.com . The email should contain:
• Your name
• Website/Blog if available
• Twitter handle
• Why you want to be on the launch team
Thomas Nelson will contact you with information and help you get things going. If you choose not to participate, I totally understand, but highly covert your prayers. And this is our chance to do ministry together! I can’t wait to see what God’s going to do – The book has already sold twice the average traditionally published book (10,000 copies) and based on the last four months and especially the last several weeks, it’s clear the enemy does NOT want it out there, does not want people supporting it, and wants to discourage me and our ministry team as much as possible. And it may very well have already run its course as a book, or it might get in the hands of a whole bunch of women who have never done marriage like this!
If you are connected with someone else who might be good for us to contact, may I humbly ask you to do so as well? 🙂 I really feel this is God’s work, and know my heart is simply to do what God is leading us to do well. Please feel free to forward and invite others. 🙂
We need to know asap who else will be joining the team – the group is already beginning to join up on the Facebook page – it’s just wonderful! So don’t be shy, don’t hide – if you feel led, join us! 🙂 Don’t listen to that other guy – we’re all small, myself included – this is about His glory! And I can’t wait to see you – I do so hope you will come over and play!! It’s going to be so much fun! 🙂
Love to you,