Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Author Spotlight Week - Lilly's song

Give a-way details for the end of the week & a note to the readers...

A few months ago, after I had written this story, I heard a song on the radio by Mercy Me, called Beautiful. The lyrics astounded me -- it was as if Lilly's story came to life in this song.

Perhaps today, you're feeling stuck in a rut and listening to the lie that you're not worth anything and what you've done in your past defines who you are today. Don't believe it. No matter where you are, what you've done, or who you are, your heavenly Father loves you -- dearly. Some days that feels like such a paradox! I love Merriam-Webster definition of that word, "a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is true"...such is the love of God. Why He loves me so is beyond my comprehension. Yet He does and it is my prayer that each person who reads this book will be challenged to consider that and what it means for your life.

Would you help me spread the word about Paradox by sharing the link to this post (or any post this week) on your FB, Twitter, blog, etc.? Then let us know where you posted it and your name will be entered into this contest drawing for gift prize package. Details are available on my web-site http://home.comcast.net/~jo.glenncarter/site

Thanks again for having me here today. I'll see you again tomorrow~


  1. I shared your blog here:

    For me, the song was Ready to Fly by Richard Marx. I heard it when I was at a crossroads of sorts and his music inspired me to follow my dream of writing. Less than a year after I started paying attention to the meaning in that song, I was published.

  2. Kay,

    What a neat story. I'll have to check out that song on youtube.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow-- it finally worked. I've been trying all day to reply to Kay's comment. Sorry if you stopped by eariler and had trouble too. Looks like we're good to go now. :)

  4. Interesting post. When I fall in love, it will be forever is one of my favorite songs.

    If young couples going into marriage would adopt that as a vow along with their other vows, I think there'd be a lot fewer divorces.


  5. Toni,

    I like that song too. And, I think you're right. Love is more than a feeling-- it's a commitment.

    Thanks for dropping by today!

  6. Sounds like a great story and premise, JoAnn. My daughter and I have been talking about this very thing (how the past doesn't define you and God's mercies are new every day). And yes, I'll def. re-post on FB & Twitter.

  7. Naomi,

    Thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad you had the oppertunity to talk to your daughter too about how God's mercies are new every morning.