This is an excellent tip. I was just talking to someone today and told them that I didn’t know how to start the book. Ok. So I have to catch the attention in the FIRST CHAPTER. Thanks Michelle for the tip.
Let’s begin today’s post with a mental exercise. Re-read the title of this post, and take a wild stab at what I’m going to talk about.
Did you guess that I recently gave a newly-completed manuscript titled The Elemental Guard to my mother to read during our Caribbean cruise, and she stopped reading at page 64 because, quote, “Update: Page 64 — nothing has happened yet”, and I was utterly crushed that she didn’t like it, until she explained that the problem wasn’t the story, the problem was that the build-up to the story was so slow that she was bored to tears?
I certainly hope you didn’t guess that, because that would be mind-reading. And if mind-reading existed, it would be illegal. So stop reading my mind, or I’ll call the popo on you. (Note: “popo” is super hip urban slang for “the police”.)
Out Of A Pure Heart Ministries is a Ministry under Refuge of GOD Ministries (Bishop Gerald W. Scott). Out of A Pure Heart Ministries was birthed during a very difficult time in our lives. My husband and I were living in motels because we had been evicted out of our home due to my husband falling down the steps and breaking his hip. While in the motel, one day we went to the Library and the Holy Spirit spoke to my spirit and said "Out Of A Pure Heart". Out of A Pure Heart Ministries also has a ministry within it called Women Broken/Women Whole. Out Of A Pure Heart Ministries ministers to people who are homeless by providing seasonal clothing and shoes; food, and money. Women Broken/Women Whole's focus is on women who have been physically and or/ emotionally abused. As a woman who has dealt with emotional and physical abuse as a result of being in foster care and unhealthy, unholy relationships, I know all too well about the pain these women suffer. We minister love, forgiveness and the Word of GOD to these women who also, in many cases, are substance abusers and suffer from fear, anxiety and low self-esteem.