A Sad and Ungly Truth-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks so much for coming by. I hope you are having a good week and that you’ve experienced His love in some area of your life. Grab your coffee and come on in. I have a true story to tell you.

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by a women’s club and asked if I would be interested in being their featured speaker. Now a “feature speaker” is not the main speaker and there a couple things I was asked to keep in mind as I prepared whatever I was going to talk about for them: First, I could not really share my faith, and second, I wasn’t there to really teach them anything, but more to entertain them, so to speak.

Well, I had never had any such speaking assignment before but the way it came about, I knew I was supposed to do it because it was a door that only God could have opened in the way that He did. To make that long story short, I had actually tried several years ago to get in with this women’s club and He shut the door and it’s not like I was going around and around trying to figure out how to open it, banging on everything that resembled a door. 🙂  He brought someone into my life to accomplish this. 🙂

And it wasn’t a paid speaking engagement, but I was totally okay with that because they were allowing me to sell and sign “A Cup of Encouragement for the Day,” my first published book when the luncheon was over. What could be better pay than that? In my mind, I was thinking this will beat sitting there at a book signing and wondering if anyone will come to buy your book! 🙂

As the time flew by and the time for me to speak to these women came closer, I don’t mind telling you that I began to get a little anxious within myself. After all, I’ve never prepared for such an assignment as this. I kept thinking that I needed to talk about something funny; something that would engage them and soften their heart, thus preparing their heart for the seeds that would plant deeper in softer soil. I do know from experience that laughter does soften the heart and the softer the heart, the more teachable it is, or we are! 🙂

I kept reminding myself that because He brought me to it, He’d bring me through it. It wasn’t until five days before I was due to speak that I knew what I was going to talk about, which was something that every woman in that room would be able to relate to in one way or another. I was going to talk about “The Top 10 Signs of Menopause and How to overcome them.” Now for those of you who have read “A Cup of Encouragement for the Day,” you may be saying, well, it’s all right there in your book. Yes and no. See, the way to overcome them really isn’t that clear and specific in the book. But for this talk I was going to give them ways to overcome the signs and symptoms in the form of a poem for each menopausal sign.

Over the next several days, I had many writing sessions until all ten poems were finished, which I must tell you, the tenth one did not get finished until the night before! Whew! Talk about right on time! That’s Him all right: Never late, never too early, but ALWAYS on time. And for those of you who wonder if He has a sense of humor, well, join me tomorrow and I’ll share the Top Ten Signs of Menopause and the ten poems HE gave me to overcome them!

Thanking Him for laughter,




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