Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Early Christmas GIft!

Shuttling my son home from his dentist appointment, I decided to check the mail. Peeking out, between Christmas cards and holiday ads, was a manilla envelope from In Touch Ministries.

My heart skipped a beat.

It was here.

The January/2010 edition of In Touch Magazine had arrived. My article The Proper Care and Feeding of Ogres, proudly sits between pages 22 and 24, respectively.

As a writer, rejection is common, so moments like these are rare treasures.

As a Christian woman, I highly respect Dr. Charles Stanley. Just the thought of him reading my article blesses me more than my words can convey.

As a mother, I am cutting the path for my children. They will learn through my experiences that perseverance is a virtue.

As a wife, I am heading off to a celebratory dinner with my family. My husband is a doll. He says it's my pick. How sweet is that?

Hmmmmm, what would Dr. Stanley eat?

Blessed is she who believed what the Lord said would be accomplished. Luke 1:45


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Congrats, Joanne! It's always exciting to get clips in the mail.

Merry Christmas,
Susan :)

Barbara said...

How Exciting!!! How do I get a copy of the magazine..I'll check on line. So glad you are celebrating, I know your husband is very proud of you! Congratulations!!

Marsha said...

Congratulations, Joanne! That's awesome!

As for what would he eat? Since he's a good ol' Southern Baptist, it would have to be fried chicken!

Aspiemom said...

I get that magazine (I love Charles Stanley and, also, Andy!). I hadn't looked at it yet since January is still a week away, but I just ran and opened it up to your article. I can't wait to read it now!

Congrats - that's exciting.

B His Girl said...

Way to go Joanne! I can't wait to read it. Merry Christmas! Keep walking in your gift and watch doors open! Love ya, B

Mari said...

Congratulations Joanne! Would you be able to post the article here or is there a link to it? I would love to read it.

Denise @ A Sacred Longing said...

That is wonderful - congratulations! I will have to see if I can get my hands on a copy so I can read it.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

hip chick said...

Congratulations! I will have to read that in my copy.

Angie said...


I knew when I got that text from you that something was UP!

I have been on a blog/facebook sabbatical for a few weeks but had to come say how proud I am for you and how BLESSED we all are that God would use what we have---as we lay our ALL out before HIM!

I love you so much!

Have a blessed Christmas!!!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

How exciting!!! What a great Christmas gift!

Just Me said...

what a beautiful blog you have, and congrats!!

Michele Williams said...

How wonderful! Congrats! He would eat whatever he was hungry for! So should you!

Merry Christmas

Donetta said...

Urgent Prayer For Eddie (Love Bug)
I am typing this for Denise of Shortybears Place she is on the phone with me now

Eddie has had a stroke and is in hospital under observation. They were unable to get the stroke medication in time. So far they have done a CAT scan and a MRI and other test are being awaiting . His leg is effected. He is able to speak. This is written at 9:30 p.m. TN time

He is in Memorial Hospital Chattanooga TN. She is alone so if any friends are able please consider coming to her side. He is being moved to room momentarily.

This is written by Donetta of A Life Uncommon and she can be reached through me.

Debbie said...

Congratulations friend! What a great Christmas gift :-)

Merry Christmas,

Kristen said...

Congrats & Merry Christmas!!

Karen said...

Congratulations! So happy for you...

Linda said...

Congratulations !! Dr. Stanley is such an inspiration, and a standard in the Southern Baptist family. Sooooo, being a Baptist, he would need to approach the appropriate committee, and send out a search team to help him decide on that special place for a special dinner. (can you tell I'm a Baptist too!)

So proud of you accomplishment.


eph2810 said...

How cool is that, Joanne. Wow, now I know four published writers :) - Congratulation, my friend.

Starr said...

OMGosh!!!!!! I just read this and am so excited for you! I knew you had it in ya! You go girl...and keep reaching high!! Love you! I do believe I will go raise a glass of sewwt tea in your honor!


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