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GOD'S PLANS ALWAYS by Amy R. Anguish
Saturday, January 23, 2021 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  Writing Home

AUTHOR:  Amy R Anguish 

PUBLISHER:  Anaiah Press

GENRE:  Contemporary Christian romance 

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  stand-alone

TARGET AGE:  18 and up

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR AMY ANGUISH TO PATTI’S PORCH. AMY SHARES WHY OUR PLANS ARE NOT ALWAYS THE BEST PLANS.

 

 

 

AMY IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR WINNER’S CHOICE OF A PRINT OR EBOOK COPY OF WRITING HOME.

 

 

 

GOD’S PLANS ALWAYS

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

Amy R. Anguish

 

 

 

There’s a joke that goes something like this: “Ever want to see God laugh? Make plans.” And sometimes it definitely feels that way.

 

 

 

This girl has seen quite a few plans get tossed to the wayside because God had something else—usually better—in mind. Like actually marrying this Godly man who’s been mine for 16 years instead of sticking to my first plan, which was to “never marry someone like him.” Or like getting pregnant six and a half years later than we meant to because God knew I needed to go through those years of infertility mess to be able to appreciate being a mom, not to mention have more financial stability. Or even like not getting published when I first thought I would, but instead having years to grow in my writing and turn out an even better book because of it.

 

 

You get the idea.

 

 

In my newest book, Writing Home, my characters unearth a painting with Proverbs 19:21 written at the bottom. Want to know what it says?

 

 

 

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” (ESV)

 

 

 

In other words, man can make any number of plans, but if God has something better in mind, it’s going to trump the plans of man. That might sound mean of Him, but when you think about it, it’s wonderful. Because He knows so much more than we ever could. And He wants what’s best for us.

 

 

 

My characters Christiana and Jordan both have dreams, goals, plans, things they think are going to work great in their lives. And when they’re still left unsatisfied, they begin to search more for God’s plan, even if that means something two states away from where they thought they were supposed to be.

 

 

 

What about you? Have you ever started to make plans and then discovered something even better was out there? Have you ever looked back on a time you thought was plain awful and noticed what God was doing in your life during those valleys?

 

 

 

His plans are ALWAYS the best. We just have to listen and follow.

 

 

 

Blurb for Writing Home

Can letters from the past spur a couple on to the future of their dreams?

Christiana Jones dreamed her whole life of living in Huntsville, Alabama, so she can’t figure out why it doesn’t feel like home. Her relationships—on social media and in real life—seem shallow and empty. When she unearths a stack of her grandparents’ letters, it spurs an idea. Could she find something deeper with a penpal?

Jordan White is taken aback when his cousin Tina suggests he become penpals with her childhood best friend. What could a Louisiana boy have in common with a girl two states away? After all, he’s happily settled on his family’s property and working the job he always wanted. But every letter they exchange has him wishing for more.

As they grow closer through their written words, the miles between them seem to grow wider. Can love cross the distance and bring them home?

 

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A PRINT OR EBOOK COPY OF WRITING HOME BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND AT MIDNIGHT MST. (US residents only eligible for print copy).

BY LEAVING A COMMENT, YOU GRANT PERMISSION FOR YOUR EMAIL TO BE REVEALED TO THE AUTHOR IF YOU ARE THE WINNER TO FACILITATE RECEIPT OF YOUR BOOK.

 

 

 

Amy R Anguish

Author of An Unexpected Legacy, Faith and Hope, and Saving Grace

Amy R Anguish grew up a preacher's kid, and in spite of having lived in seven different states that are all south of the Mason Dixon line, she is not a football fan. Currently, she resides in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and son, and usually a bossy cat or two. Amy has an English degree from Freed-Hardeman University that she intends to use to glorify God, and she wants her stories to show that while Christians face real struggles, it can still work out for good.

Follow her at

Website                                              http://abitofanguish.weebly.com

Facebook                                            http://www.facebook.com/amyanguishauthor

Twitter                                                https://twitter.com/amy_r_anguish

 

Learn more about Amy’s books at   https://www.pinterest.com/msguish/my-books/

 

And check out the YouTube channel she does with two other authors, Once Upon a Page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiu-jq-KE-VMIjbtmGLbJA)

 

 

 

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Comments

Suzanne Bratcher From Arkansas At 2/1/2021 1:17:23 PM

Hi Amy, I also grew up as a preacher’s kid. Because we moved so much, I learned early about plans changing midstream. I’m 71 and, like everyone else, still listening for God‘s current plans for me. Your book has an interesting premise. Whether I win the giveaway or not, I’ll look forward to reading it.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Suzanne. Thank you so much for visiting and joining the conversation. Looks there are a few of us "golden agers" still looking for God's direction signs! Blessings!

Diane B From Ontario At 1/31/2021 9:00:28 PM

I too feel very much like my lift is shallow and empty and stagnant. I'm 60 and often wonder what plans God has for me. I'll have to read your book. Thank you Diane

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Diane. I am older than you and I still wonder what plans God wants me to carry out. I just hope I'm not pursuing the wrong ones! Blessings, Diane, and thank you for sharing your heart.

Natalya Lakhno From California At 1/26/2021 7:17:21 PM

Have you ever started to make plans and then discovered something even better was out there? Yes, and it was hard to see at first...but He knew what's the best for me. His plans are not our plans...we just need to trust Him!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Well said, Natalya! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining the discussion.

Becky Van Vleet From Colorado At 1/25/2021 11:00:35 AM

Amy, you are so right about God’s plans for our lives are always best, even when we don’t get it at the time. I really like the title of your book! Also, I attended David Lipscomb University. I bet you’ve heard of it! ??

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Becky. Thank you so much for stopping by and joining the conversation.

Diana Hardt From California At 1/24/2021 8:49:03 AM

Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Diana. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment for Amy.

Amre From Idaho At 1/24/2021 8:28:42 AM

Hi Patti and Amy, This reminds me of one of my very favorite verses found in Jerm. 29:11. God's plans are always for our good and for His glory. I am so thankful He's interrupted, waylaid, altered my plans and helped me conform to Him! Here's to the uneven, revised road!! Blessings! :)

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Amre. So true, and sometimes He leads us to places we would never have dreamed of going on our own. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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Wildlife Video
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One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Shared Experience
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Facing the Monster
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BREAKING THE RULES
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WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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Vulnerability to Fear
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Faith and Fear
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Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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Accountability in the Extreme
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The day after Christmas
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It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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News From Nashville & Beyond
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Welcome Home!
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GPCWC in Restospect
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Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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