We Are Not Alone

In this space, WestBow Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journey. The following blog is from Mistie House, author of “The Father’s Princess.” For more information on the author visit her website and Facebook page. To begin your self-publishing journey, get a free WestBow Press publishing guide today.

Letting Go of an Orphan Spirit

Our greatest desire is Love. This is something that all of us search for. We aspire to feel wanted, accepted, valued and cared for. We are each born with an orphan spirit that yearns to obtain these deepest needs and desires of the heart. This orphan spirit suggests that we are alone, unwanted, abandoned, unloved, and Fatherless. Many of us turn to earthly sources as a means to fill this emptiness in our souls, only to discover further depletion of our self-worth. So where do we turn when the well runs dry?
The Good News is that we do not have to live our lives this way. We can abandon our orphan mentality and grab hold of Love itself. Jesus is the wellspring of Life promising to uphold us for all eternity!

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
John 14:18

Taking Hold of the Father’s Hand

We have a Heavenly Father that is reaching out to us from above. He longs for us to look up at Him and take hold of His hand in faith, obedience, and trust. He invites us to receive Him as our loving Father and Savior, bringing about our adoption into sonship. Upon this exchange, we are transformed as we learn to let go of our pasts, brokenness, emptiness, and shame, and take hold of our true identity, purpose, and inheritance as sons and daughters of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Discovering this Truth changes the course of our lives and sets us on a path of freedom, peace, and joy as we follow Jesus towards the promise of a blessed life.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
Romans 8:14

WestBow Press Is Leading the Children of God

We are not called to live alone as orphans. We are called to live in His Kingdom and walk with God as His children whom He has adopted and loved. We are then to share the love of our Father with others, inviting them to receive this inheritance for themselves. This is who we are as Children of God- followers of Jesus called to share His message of the good news with the world.

WestBow Press is helping me become the child of God I was created to be, by developing an opportunity to send out my personal invitation of The Father’s Love to others. It has opened a pathway for many people to hear my story, and to receive His message of Love.

On my own, my message would not have traveled far, but with the guidance of my Father’s hand, and the reach of WestBow Press, my message is making its pilgrimage across the world.

WestBow is an extension of the Lord’s hand reaching out to God’s children in the wilderness and leading them throughout their publishing journey. WestBow Press offers the assurance that we, as messengers of Christ, are not compelled to walk alone. The good news is that we have the privilege of turning towards WestBow Press, taking hold of its commitment to become our faithful guide, and trusting in its ability to direct us throughout this adventure.
Personally, I am so thankful for WestBow Press and all they have done to help lead the children of God towards reaching their promised potential in the land of writing.

For I am the LORD your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
Isaiah 41:13

 

WestBow Press authors who’d like to share a 350-600 word experience related to the self-publishing of their books are invited to do so through the Blog Guidelines Page. WestBow Press reserves the right to edit stories for content, grammar, punctuation, and length.


Given Up

In this space, WestBow Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journey. The following blog is from Mary Sharon Bailey, author of “Given Up.” For more information on the author visit her website. To begin your self-publishing journey, get a free WestBow Press publishing guide today.

My Story

Given Up is an autobiographical account of my adoption at the age of 6 weeks and then the search for and finding my birth family when I was 30. I am now 69 and knew that it was the time to get my story in print because of the fact that there is just so much in the media these days concerning adoption and finds.

Many people who have read the book have been extremely encouraged by stating that it was a book that they could not put down until finished. As it is a quick read of only 135 pages, it is good that to be able to read the whole story in one sitting in order to keep it flowing well. Otherwise, some might have the need to re-read some parts to understand the whole process of my search again.

Spreading My Story

As the author of the book Given Up, I have been on quite the journey of talking and book signing at different events. As my book is classified as Christian, I have been doing many talks in church within a 200-kilometer radius of my home. I set up all of the talks myself by doing cold calls to churches and also libraries. As the Christmas season of 2017 ended, I reflected on all of the craft shows that I signed up for and attended also. I have discovered that in order to sell my book, I need to personally be out in the public constantly advertising my book. A very big task that any self-publishing author needs to be aware of if they wish to have their book go worldwide such as what I have intended regarding my book from the start.

If there is anyone reading this blog that may have some questions, I would be more than happy to answer what I can. My domain page concerning the book is www.msharonbailey.com if there is interest to learn more.

WestBow Press authors who’d like to share a 350-600 word experience related to the self-publishing of their books are invited to do so through the Blog Guidelines Page. WestBow Press reserves the right to edit stories for content, grammar, punctuation, and length.


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