Yep. I wrote a book—with a TON of my mom’s help. This book has been over 6 and half years in the making. A lot has happened in the last six years in my life. I got married, I attended and graduated college, I got a job, I moved to New Orleans, I moved to Dallas… oh and I have been writing a book all this time. Many of the closest people in my life didn’t even know that I was working on a book. Why? I am not the most private person. The truth is… I didn’t want to write a book.
Girl say what?? Yeah… it doesn’t make sense. But sometimes in life things don’t make sense. To be honest, I didn’t want to put my true feelings on paper; My deepest hurt and my strongest insecurity. I didn’t want the whole world to have the opportunity to read about my family’s dirty laundry during the HARDEST time of our lives. Author has such a glamourous ring to it until you’re the author bleeding on the pages.
Logic would say, “why write a book?” Well my life is not controlled by logic. My life is run by trust, faith, and confidence that God works all things out for His glory even when they don’t make sense. So as cliché as it might sound, I wrote a book because God told me to do so. I wrote a book because I believe that God could take my messy and ugly sin and turn it into something redeemable and beautiful. I wrote a book because I knew God could reach people and maybe, just maybe, someone might not feel so alone like I did during the time this book is written about.
So I didn’t write a book to make people know me better. I wrote a book to allow God to use my story to help others, to allow God to use my story to help save unborn babies lives and to allow God to use my story to encourage you to share your story. I wanted to allow God to use my story to remind you that you can be redeemed and you are so loved! So I encourage you, answer the call God has on your life. Say yes to the crazy things God asks you to do! Find hope that you are not too far gone to be used by God!
Want to read our book or know someone who is going through a tough time? Purchase our book on my Mom’s website—www.scarletpepin.com