By Molly Jebber
In “Two Suitors for Anna,” I show an Amish woman, Anna, who loves God and has a good life, until her world turns upside down when the love of her life, Noah, leaves their community instead of marrying her. She meets a newcomer, Daniel, who sparks her interest.
Anna’s life changed in an instant. Noah broke her heart. She prays to God, and seeks the council of her family and best friend.
I show Anna having strife in her life, but still taking the time to help others. In writing Anna, I was reminded it’s important to for me to remember friends, family, and those in need and not get caught up in my own hectic schedule. I like John 15:12, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” I’m so glad God doesn’t have a cell phone, and He’s never too busy to talk about anything, and that He has my best interest at heart. Without Him, I’d be a mess!
Time is one of the best gifts we can offer someone. Do you make yourself available when a family member or friend needs you? Do you delay staying in touch with a loved one? I’m guilty of not calling important people in my life as often as I should.
When I choose I John to study in the Bible, Chapter Four and Verse Eleven – Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another, pricks my heart, and I call or commit to visit the loved one I’ve neglected. I’m reminded “too busy” is not a good excuse.
Is there someone who would love to hear from you today?
Molly Jebber’s Keepsake Pocket Quilt series, Change of Heart, Grace’s Forgiveness, The Amish Christmas Sleigh, and her most recent release, Two Suitors for Anna are available in print/ebook wherever books are sold in the US and UK. Her books have appeared on Publisher’s Weekly January, 2015 best ten list, Romantic Times, USAToday HEA and many others. She’s a speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, teaches classes on writing and marketing, and gives author presentations. Visit www.mollyjebber.com for her upcoming new releases.