Today is a stellar day! But let me tell you how it got there…

It certainly didn’t start out that way.

I notice a pattern in these kinds of things. Something I expected to fall into place goes terribly wrong, and I think, oh no, my life is ruined. Nothing is going to work out.

That’s the case with my book.

I woke up to check on its status and found a tiny glitch. But even one was big enough that fixing it would cause a delay in my book from being finished and shipped out until Monday. After doing some investigating, I fleshed out my choices:

Photo Source: Morguefile Free Photo God invited me to join Him in a beautiful unexpected dance of faith!

Regular Shipping – the books will arrive on October 17, five days after my launch.
Expedited shipping – the books will arrive on October 14, two days after my launch
Priority shipping – the books will arrive on October 10, two days before my launch

I had only one option available to me–priority shipping! The price was, of course, astronomical. Almost as much as the total cost of the books. I had to reduce the number of books I purchased by half in order to have enough money to enable priority shipping.

But it was do-able!

Next, I tried to make  Mobility Matters available by Kindle and found it difficult to maneuver through all the forms. I was missing some information, some agreement or something. Anyway, it took forever!  I don’t know what I did differently, but that, too, went through!

Then I went back to CreateSpace, where I had independently published it.

When I was talking with the CreateSpace agent, together we learned that Mobility Matters was up already!

The agent said in quite a puzzled voice, “You know, this is highly unusual. For a book to appear on Amazon usually takes 3-5 days but your book published instantly. I can’t explain it. You were very lucky!”

I knew I wasn’t lucky.  But I was blessed!

I knew that God had expedited it. I know His pattern. Or the pattern He uses with me. When I’m exhausted and disappointed, He finds ways to let me know that He’s in charge. And He loves to delight me!

Either God was as  excited about the book as I was, pleased that I’d worked so hard on it, or He knew how badly I wanted it done and He pushed it through.

He created a miracle!

And then He invited me to dance.

The kind God loved to surprise me with…the dance of His Perfect Timing.

I could see His twinkling eyes.

The look that said, why do you worry so?

He twirled me,  dipped me down and swept me off my feet

Once more.

I remembered all over again that God is a magnificent dancer.

And He loves to whisk my off my feet, impromptu.

Take a look at what we’re celebrating…

How he expedited my book through the publishing process tonight!

You can order  my book on Amazon HERE
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God’s Special Pre-launch Dance
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13 thoughts on “God’s Special Pre-launch Dance

  • October 4, 2014 at 6:17 am

    How exciting for you Amy! Again, my heartfelt congratulations! Despite all those burdensome challenges, you are able to pull through, shine, and move on, or rather dance and with God: how lucky for you! All the best with your launch: have fun and go celebrate! 🙂 <3

  • October 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you, Elly! I will.
    And thank you so much for all your support! =)

  • October 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Great news that you’re re-found your rhythm! Hope it continues and the launch goes well!

  • October 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Amy! Visiting from the UBC and I love your ‘story’. You are such a blessing!

  • October 4, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Spoken like a true music man!
    Missed you, Nick!

  • October 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you, Kim!
    I feel the one who’s so blessed.
    Have a great day and thanks for the visit. Come back.

  • October 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Very, very exciting! Some of those hiccups can really turn around, can’t they?? And congrats on writing a book! That is next on my list of things to do!

  • October 4, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Congratulations on writing an book and the upcoming book launch. That is so excited. I am sure you have been doing a happy dance for a long time right? Good for you 🙂

  • October 5, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Yes, amazingly so, Ashley! Good luck on embarking on that journey. It should be memorable!

  • October 5, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Hi Victoria,
    Thank you so much!
    Too shocked to dance much last night but today I sure have been!

  • October 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    so happy you got it done, and well done at that. I want to order from you so that I have autographed copies, will let you know how many. xxx wish I could be there!

  • October 10, 2014 at 11:39 pm


    That’s so cool how God worked to get your book out. Since I can only read on Kindle, that meant I got to read it when it first became “live.” When my books first came out, it was weeks before they were available on Kindle.

  • October 14, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Hi Matt,
    I was so blessed that way! I’m not so patient either.
    Maybe you’ll be able to see your screenplay right away when it comes out!

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