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September '15

"Paul called the disciples together and encouraged them to keep up the good work in Ephesus. Then, saying his good-byes, he left for Macedonia. Traveling through the country, passing from one gathering to another, he gave constant encouragement, lifting their spirits and charging them with fresh hope." —Acts 20:1-2 (The Message)

Reflection:

Fresh hope. Isn’t that what our world craves? We hear this addressed in various ways by presidential candidates; our family and friends yearn for it, and so do our co-workers. We’re grasping for something that will offer a bright, new outlook. And we long for Someone to rescue us, to cover our constant flub-ups with His enduring grace.

When we focus on others, our own concerns vaporize. A powerful principle!

One of the things I enjoy most about touring around the country is spreading God’s love and encouraging the people I meet at bookstores, churches, and at library events. It is part of my calling as a writer of inspirational novels to connect with readers—to offer them this most precious hope. (You can find my tour schedule here.)

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia,

Beverly Lewis