God Answers Prayer—in His Timing
Something I didn’t expect when I first became a writer was that I’d get to travel. Writers attend conferences, travel to other towns for book signings, and visit places while researching their stories.
When my husband and I were raising our four sons, we couldn’t afford to take vacations. Either we had the money but didn’t have a vehicle that could survive a road trip or we didn’t have the funds. I dreamed of traveling and prayed that God would make it possible to get away for a short time. Something else I prayed for was a home business, where I could bring in extra income but still be home with my boys. God eventually answered both prayers by sending me into the writing world.
Since I started writing in January 2001, I’ve been blessed to travel to TX, KS, MO, ND, CO, UT, NM, and SC for research trips with my husband. I have also traveled to numerous cities for writers’ conferences and book signings with several of my writing buddies. I’m sharing this so that you can see how God overwhelmingly answered my prayers to travel and at the same time blessed me with a career where I could make some extra income. It took years before I saw an answer to my prayers, but I kept seeking Him.
What are you asking God for? Let me encourage you to be diligent in your prayers and continue seeking Him. The day will come when you’ll receive your answer.
Bestselling author, Vickie McDonough, grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and others living in the West during the 1800s. Vickie is the award-winning author of over 30 published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July, 2013, and A Pioneer Christmas Collection was on the CBA Bestseller’s list for two months. Vickie is a wife of thirty-eight years, mother of four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and grandma to a feisty eight-year-old girl. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website and sign-up for her newsletter: www.vickiemcdonough.com