WILL YOU HELP ME LAUNCH MY NEW BOOK?

I have got some exciting news I’d like to share with you! I am on the verge of publishing my third book!! YES! Praise the Lord! It was a hard-fought battle, and it took me a few years to push this little book out, but I finally got it completed. To God be the glory!
 
ABOUT THE BOOK

The title of the book is Keeping Christ in Christmas: Thought-provoking Ideas for Making Jesus the Center of Your Child’s Christmas Holiday. My purpose in writing this book is to show parents and their children a unique way to experience a more Christ-centered Christmas holiday. Jesus is the reason for the season, and since Christmas is the celebration of HIS birthday, I present some novel ideas in the book that I believe will help families to have very merry Christmas with Jesus securely anchored as the focal point. My goal is to remind readers of the real meaning of Christmas and introduce them to a unique holiday alternative that will result in Jesus getting the full attention and glory He deserves during Advent.

I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN MY LAUNCH TEAM!

I really believe God wants to use my book Keeping Christ in Christmas to relay a message to the body of Christ. However, if that message is to go far and wide, I am going to need your help! If you join my launch team, here’s what you’ll get:

  1. I will send you an electronic version of Keeping Christ in Christmas, and you will get the chance to read my book before the rest of the world.
  2. At the end of the launch, if you have posted a review of the book on Amazon.com, you’ll also get an electronic version of my second book, The Exceptional Man: Love Poems and Inspirational Writings Celebrating Godly Men and Great Relationships.
  3. You will have the opportunity to tune into my complimentary exclusive online Poetic Growth Gathering, where I share poetry from my first book Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth and facilitate thought-provoking group discussions. This will include a question and answer session where you can ask me questions about myself and my books. (Date and time TBD)

HOW YOU CAN HELP AS A LAUNCH TEAM MEMBER

So what does becoming a member of my launch team entail? These are the possible ways you can be a blessing and help me to share the ideas God gave me:

  1. Read the book by November 1st. (It’s a quick read with large print and only about 90+ pages long.)
  2. Download a $.99 Kindle copy of the book after the book goes live after November 1st and encourage those you know to do the same. 
  3. Write an honest review of the book and post it on Amazon.com on or after November 3, 2020. I will be trying to get as many reviews on Amazon as I can before the launch date on Saturday, November 14th. 
  4. Help me to come up with promotional ideas that we as a team can implement.
  5. Order a copy of the book (paperback or Kindle), take a photo of yourself holding up the book or your tablet (with the book cover showing), and post it on your social media platforms.
  6. Think of at least three Christian parents with small children that you know and tell them about the book or purchase a copy for them.
  7. Share news about the book, book quotes, and your personal thoughts about the book in written, video, or audio format on your social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, blog, podcast, etc.); I will send emails with content you can easily cut and paste or upload.
  8. Let me know if you pick up on any errors I need to fix before the book launches in November. 
  9. Introduce me to people you may know who have a need for a speaker or poet for their event.

I understand that you may not be able to help me with all of the above items, but anything that you can or would be willing to do would certainly be appreciated. I would love to have you on my team! And even if you’re not able to participate, any fervent prayers that you send up asking for God’s favor and the success of the book would be appreciated.

WILL YOU JOIN ME?

If you’d like to help me get this urgent message out to parents, positively impact the spiritual lives of children, and help Jesus to enjoy His birthday even more as we strive to keep Him at the center of it all, please leave me a comment below and let me know if you’d be willing to run with me! I will send you a future follow-up email with your electronic version of the book for you to read at your leisure, and I will give you information about the next step in the process.
 
Thanks for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you! May God bless you REAL good!

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Sometimes it’s tough to get going on Monday mornings, isn’t it? If you want to be more motivated on Mondays, subscribe to my YouTube channel and wake up to “Moore Motivation on Mondays!” I, Tracey L. Moore (AKA the Purposeful Poet), will greet you each Monday morning with an encouraging poem based on God’s Word that will motivate you, spur you on to greatness, and help you to start your week with your mind on your Creator. I’m so looking forward to having you tune in each week. You can find me on YouTube.com. Click here to view my latest Moore Motivation on Monday video!

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LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PARABLE OF THE UNJUST JUDGE

I know that we have been going through a lot in 2020, but I just want to encourage you to persevere through it all. Change is coming. This too shall pass because only the Word of God stands forever.

Today, however, I want us to look at the parable of the unjust judge in Luke 18. You know the story about the woman who kept going back to the judge and asking for justice. Finally, the judge gave in because she wore him down. When Jesus finished telling the story, in Luke 18:6-8 He said to His disciples, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.”

Jesus was making a contrast between God and the unjust judge. He was saying, “Your Father is nothing like that judge.” That is obvious because God is cerrtainly just. He is not unjust (I John 1:9), and He is not trying to withhold anything good from us (Psalm 84:11). Therefore, I don’t think this parable was about praying about the same thing over and over again. Notice that even in Luke 18:1 we read, “Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” He explains why He is sharing the parable. He wanted to encourage them to 1) be in constant communication with Almighty God (I Thessalonians 5:17),  and 2) be persistent.

Given the above, I would like to submit to you that the judge in the parable represents the world system that attempts to keep you from fulfilling God’s plan or realizing your goals and dreams in life. On your journey, you will face obstacles and people who will tell you, “NO!” But you must be persistent and refuse to take no for an answer. Thus, this is what we can learn from the widow in the parable:

  1. We must have a consistent prayer life. We must be committed to having a consistently scheduled quiet time with God every day. The widow was there before the judge every day. This is not saying to pray the same prayer every day, but get in God’ s presence daily and seek guidance and direction.
  2. We must be persistent. If we want to see our goals and dreams realized we must be persistent in faith and action. Faith without works is dead (James 2:26). At the end of the parable, Jesus said in Luke 18:8, “when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Make up in your mind that you will have faith like a “pit bull” and refuse to give up in spite of overwhelming odds that you may be facing!
  3. We must be bold. The widow came before the judge each day with boldness and fervor. He said in verse 5 that he feared that she would eventually come and attack him! Apparently, she came with a boldness that intimidated him. Proverbs 28:1 says, “The righteous are as bold as a lion,” and we, too, have to pursue our dreams with passion and boldness.

Saints, God wants you to thank and praise Him once you have asked Him for what you want in prayer. There is no reason to keep asking if you have prayed according to His will because you will know that your petition is granted (I John 5:14-15). Therefore, continue to get in God’s presence on a daily basis. As stated in Galatians 6:9, refuse to get weary in the pursuit of your God-given goals and dreams. Be Tenacious and bold as you step out in faith to do what God has called you to do!

How do you keep your faith up when you are going through hard times? Please leave a comment below.

I’d love your help in spreading the word about my books, Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth. Click here to find out ways you can help.

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Sometimes it’s tough to get going on Monday mornings, isn’t it? If you want to be more motivated on Mondays, subscribe to my YouTube channel and wake up to “Moore Motivation on Mondays!” I, Tracey L. Moore (AKA the Purposeful Poet), will greet you each Monday morning with an encouraging poem based on God’s Word that will motivate you, spur you on to greatness, and help you to start your week with your mind on your Creator. I’m so looking forward to having you tune in each week. You can find me on YouTube.com. Click here to view my latest Moore Motivation on Monday video!

Would you like to receive your FREE e-chapbook entitled, Your Faith Has Made You Whole: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual Transformation, by Tracey L. Moore? Go to www.traceylmoore.com and subscribe to the email list.

Find me on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/TraceyLMoore2012

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