Dash of Sass: Happily Ever After is NOW!

HappilyOne year ago today my book I’ve Never Been To Vegas but My Luggage Has came out…and then a few days later I left on a crazy nationwide tour that would change so much about my life forever. Which means one year ago today, I was nervous, excited, and completely clueless about the amazing, unforgettable, and at times, unbelievable story that was about to unfold. I love how God prepares us and makes us brave by only showing us one little piece of the picture at a time…one stair of the staircase at a time. Otherwise we might get overwhelmed and turn back from the path He’s leading us down. A year ago, I had never been to Vegas. I had never strolled through Times Square at 1:00 am on St. Patrick’s Day. I had never been in an earthquake (much less a really big one)! I had never spoken in front of thousands of women at the largest church in the country. And to think…ALL of those things happened in a 3-week span! I say all this to say…trust God with your story. Stay open to His plan, even if it looks completely different from yours. And realize that Happily Ever After isn’t some far away distant thing to strive for in the future. It’s happening RIGHT NOW. 

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8 Responses to “ Dash of Sass: Happily Ever After is NOW! ”

  1. mattie
    March 12, 2015

    that would be nice if I knew what the plan was ,or just a little hint of some sort of future plans ,but I have gotton NOTHING . except TRUST me .LEAN on ME, trust him ,lean on him for ?????? I guess its gonna be a “sneak attack” it would be nice if he just showed you a “tid bit” but sometimes it is completly blind faith to walk in his ways ,not mine .I feel @ times totaly lost and clueless .prayers for direction needed please .thank you for always sharing ,right on time .

    • March 14, 2015

      I have the same problem mattie! It can be frustrating when all He says is “trust me.” But can’t you just tell me Lord?? Ah! So you definitely have my sympathy. However we know that God is trustworthy and faithful to His promises, so even though not knowing can be incredibly frustrating we can choose to rest easy in the sure knowledge that God’s got things in hand 🙂 God bless.

    • kerri
      April 6, 2015

      Mattie, I’m with you there. I’ll pray for you. Please pray for me as well, I often feel like I’m on the 40 year journey to the promised Land.

    • Mari
      April 6, 2015

      I definitely know how you feel Mattie. I’ve been going through the same . God wants to show us how to be patient. I’m used to things going real fast , so it’s been kinda hard. I’ve “up’d” my dose of praying …. 🙂 and just surrendered to the waiting in Faith, and it payed off!!
      Just on Friday, while @church. I had a vision of the future it was just a matter of a second….. but enough to keep me going and.trusting in God’s perfect plan.

  2. Stacy
    March 12, 2015

    I’m learning this lesson right now…and thought it’s not always easy, I’m ready to trade in my plan for His.

  3. Stacy
    March 12, 2015

    I’m learning this lesson right now…and thought it’s not always easy, I’m ready to trade in my plan for His.

  4. Wondering
    March 14, 2015

    I appreciate both of your comments (Mattie, MB) as well as the post itself (thank you Mandy). That is the primary reason I chose the sign-in “name” of “Wondering”: because I often these days wonder “How much longer, Lord?” before that “Promised Land” time will come (and for me more and more, the definition of that “Promised Land” is nothing more than just more simplicity in my life as a woman: I’m tired!). I so agree that really we have to experience that type of contentment in the Now…which only comes from experiencing HIM in the Now…but sometimes it’s just very hard: particularly when either there’s too much to do, too much stress, or (on the flip side) TOO much time to think (although these days, I could use more time to just sit and read, pray, worship, or write!). Mattie, these days I often feel like you expressed: wondering what my purpose at this stage of my life is as a single (without children) woman. My own heart cry often these days is: “God, is ‘this’ all my life is going to be about (primarily referring to having to work so much of the time when what I truly desire is to be able to slow down some and rest and be able to be a little more domestic)?” I know He knows, though, and I have to believe what MB said which is, “God’s got things in hand” (or like my housemate says, “God’s got it”). Let’s just keep praying for one another (I find that ongoing encouragement from other sisters really, REALLY helps!) and ask that God reveal His purposes…and Himself!…to us. God bless you guys. Terri

    • kerri
      April 6, 2015

      Terri, added you to my prayer list. Please add me to yours. You all have given me hope in just knowing that I’m not the only one feeling this way! Thank You God for that!!

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