I love rejoicing with others! Last night I had the privilege of attending a book launch at The Mark Twain House in honor of Tessa Afshar’s new release called, Harvest of Gold.
What an evening celebrating her accomplishment! We enjoyed Persian foods, listened as Tessa read from Tom Sawyer in Farsi, her native language. We were captivated by her warm style as she entertained questions about her writing, her Biblical stories and her unique perspective as a believer in Christ.
I am looking forward to reading my gift copies of her books, Harvest and Rubies and the new follow-up title, Harvest of Gold.
A question Tessa addressed last night, for those who might be considering writing a book…Tessa replied, “DO IT!”
How many times to we entertain an idea and then make excuses why it can’t or won’t happen? Fear of failure can snuff out our dream if we allow it.
One of my favorite quotes from an anonymous writer says:
You can’t discover new oceans unless you have the courage to leave the shore.
Life can be boring if you play it safe and never take advantage of exploration. In order to pursue dreams you may have to fall down a few times. Falling down doesn’t equal failure; with each mistake we discover something new. And, don’t you think living adventurously promises to be a lot more fun?
God has given us the Spirit of boldness to step out in faith. So, break out and embrace new things. They will bring sparkle and dash, spiking your days with life.
Don’t let fear keep you at the shoreline. I can’t wait to hear what you discover as you set sail.
I’ve spent too many years in knee deep water. It’s time to be brave. Who’s with me?Jeanne
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Tessa Afshar signing copies of her newest book,
Harvest of Gold
* Day #2 of the 31-Day Blog Challenge