A big thanks to all of you who have emailed or called to express gratitude for God Never Blinks. Today a woman named Patricia called to say the book motivated her to go back and finish college. She plans to graduate from Cleveland State University in December next year.
Here are a few recent emails:
“Thank you for one of the best lines ever: 'Throw your body against the door to keep the demons from advancing and stay put until they go away.' And they do go away….which took me the better part of 50 years to learn, and I’m still learning. Thank you for your consistent insight and compassion. I’ll memorize that line and press play in my head when I need it.” - Gerry
“When I was 16, I got pregnant and married the father of my child. At the age of 17, I was a wife, mother and high school dropout. I felt my life would never be different. I loved my husband and child more than life itself, but I had so many passions, desires, hopes and dreams.
“Over the course of the next 20 years, I had another child and worked as a teaching assistant at a local school. Three years ago, I walked across the stage at a four-year university and was handed the diploma I worked so hard for. Persistence had paid off for me.
"When I read your book, I felt like some of the chapters were written just for me. Wow! I laughed, I smiled, I cried and I woke up. I woke up to the 'rut' I have found myself in and looked in the mirror to see more possibilities than I could have ever imagined.
“My college degree was just the beginning of my journey. Not the end of something I had always wanted. Your book is the most inspiring book (next to the Bible) I have ever read. I cannot begin to tell you how 'fired up' I am about the life I was given. I am a gift to this world, to my family, to God and to myself. Thank you for letting me see things from your perspective. My life will never be the same because of you. I read the book within a day and a half. (I had to stop to sleep!). This book should be presented to every single high school graduate when they walk across the state. It is life changing.” – Ginger
“I just wanted to thank you for writing God Never Blinks. This book has helped me work through a lot of stuff over the last few months. The girl of my dreams left me after a long relationship deciding she couldn't handle my faith. It devastated me for quite a while. Life lost all meaning and I couldn't find joy in any activities. I spent a long time going through as many books as I could get my hands on, and yours was sitting on a shelf and caught my eye while walking through a book store. It has inspired me and helped move me to a place of acceptance and that life will move on and I will not only come out ok but will thrive again.
"Looking at what other people have gone through with situation so much larger than what I have had to deal with, and coming out happier with full and meaningful lives helped me through some tough days. I have also gained a desire for writing and helping those around me and have been reaching out beyond my normal comfort zone to see what is out there. I look forward to your next book. Thank you for sharing your stories.” - Kelly
And thank you for sharing yours.