Joey Flynn's Extraordinary Tale

It All Started 3 Years Ago

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Three years ago today I published my very first blog post. I had no idea what I was doing. I dipped my little toe in the blogging world on April 24, 2018. I did not know where to start. I did not know what to write. But I knew I had to do it. After praying about it for several days an idea came to mind. I wrote about how unqualified I am to write.

Unqualified

The reason I started this blog was because of my children’s book, Joey Flynn’s Extraordinary Tale. I never wanted to be a writer. I had zero writing dreams or desires. Writing was nowhere on my radar, but God had a different plan. 

Why Did I Write A Children’s Book?

I am terrible about promoting my book. There is a link on my home page and that’s about it for self promotion. I’ve just never been comfortable with pushing my book. If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber you can get my book for free. Several times a year I give away the Kindle version.

Three years goes by fast. A lot has happened in these brief years. I have learned a lot about my faith, and about myself. The first year of my little blog, I hardly wrote. Maybe once or twice a month. I bumped it up the second year. Now, I try to write a weekly post. It doesn’t always happen and sometimes I just don’t want to write.

To stay motivated to keep writing, I try and think of just one person. That maybe, just maybe, one person will read my post and be encouraged. My goal is the same today as it was in the beginning. Encouragement for the Believer, and plant seeds of faith for the Non-Believer.

I want to be as honest as possible about my own struggles, weaknesses, and triumphs. When I share parts of my life I pray that someone sees they are not alone. Christians are real people, with real issues, with real hope because of Jesus.

I just want to say “Thank you!” to each of you. Thank you for reading, following, and supporting my little blog. It’s my tiny corner of the world, so thanks for hanging out with me. Each of you are a blessing to me.

I’m always happy to pray for you. Please don’t hesitate to share your prayer requests with me. It’s a privilege to pray. meghanewhiteauthor@gmail.com

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I love you guys.

Love,

Meghan

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:20, NASB

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SEEING Christmas

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Does the holiday season feel too overwhelming or materialistic to you? Are you searching for a way to make Christmas more meaningful for you, and your children, or grandchildren? 

Come take a look at Christmas through a different set of eyes. Come see the season in a whole new light. Be inspired by noticing Jesus in places you may not have seen Him before, hiding in every detail of the most wonderful time of the year!

I am so pleased to share this lovely book with all of you. Karen Stacy wrote this poem for her family, and eventually turned it into a book. It’s beautifully illustrated by Joel Schoon-Tanis. SEEING Christmas is a wonderful story with fresh new insight on this holy season.

I won SEEING Christmas last year through a contest on Instagram. Immediately, I fell in love with this delightful story. It’s a great addition to my Christmas books, and I highly recommend you purchase a copy, or two or three, and give them away. It makes a great gift for friends, family, and churches. 

Read more about Karen Stacy here:

I originally wrote SEEING Christmas as a poem to be read to my family on Christmas morning. At that time, it seemed like everyone was saying Christmas was too materialistic, and I just didn’t see it that way. I could see Jesus in all of it, from the tree, to the gifts, to the toys, and much more. So I put together a poem to share with my adult children and grandchildren, in the hopes of inspiring a new perspective on Christmas for them. 

When I read it to them, they immediately said I needed to make it a book so the message could be shared with everyone. The process of turning my little family poem into a beautiful hardcover picture/gift book, has been a true labor of love. My hope and prayer is that it will bless and inspire everyone to see Jesus in ALL things Christmas, not just the manger.

Karen Stacy is a wife, mother, grandmother, and avid Jesus follower. She seeks and finds Him in every detail of life, and is passionate about sharing her vision with others. A lover of birds, rainbows, anything tiny, and all things home, Karen also treasures her morning run and her afternoon Starbucks. She and her husband Mark live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where her greatest joy is time spent in their home together with their kids and grandkids, especially at Christmas. 

Purchase the hardcover book here:

https://littlebirdpressonline.com

Purchase the Kindle version here:

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Guest Post

Make Me Available

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Make Me Available is a U.K. based faith brand and faith blog. They graciously invited me to contribute to their blog. It was an honor to be included among so many talented writers with a shared passion for Jesus. You can read my post here:

https://www.makemeavailable.com/blogs/welcome-to-the-mma-blog-spot/i-never-dreamt-of-being-a-writer

Make Me Available is all about drawing people to the love of God. It began with a lovely poem. When I read the poem it made me cry. It’s beautiful. I love what Make Me Available is doing globally to reach people for Christ through a fun, vibrant faith brand.

The T-shirt I’m wearing is a Make Me Available original. It says: We Walk By Faith Not By Sight.

Make Me Available has T-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women, and children. A percentage of each sale goes to the global Christian charity Feed The Hungry. Please go to their site. Read the poem. Order some T-shirts for your family, and know you are supporting a ministry that is impacting the globe for the Lord.

https://www.makemeavailable.com

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Love you all,

Meghan

Authors, Joey Flynn's Extraordinary Tale

My Author Interview on Novel Thoughts

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Hello,

I hope and pray you are doing well. Just wanted to pass along my recent author interview. My friend and fellow author, Sharon K. Connell, included me in her monthly newsletter. Sharon’s newsletter, Novel Thoughts, is filled with all sorts of good information like poetry, art, writing tips, funny stories and recipes. One of my recipes is also included in July’s newsletter. So, I’m very blessed to have such an opportunity.

Sharon is an accomplished author with quite a few books to her name. Her genre is Christian Romance Suspense. The links to her books are included in Novel Thoughts.

Please go to the link and read all the great content Sharon has in her newsletter. Also, you can read my interview and find out about my writing process, and a few other fun facts about me.

Thank you!

Meghan

 

Novel Thoughts, July Edition

https://mailchi.mp/1873f80052ae/july-edition-of-novel-thoughts