The Law of the Trade-Off - Win the Day


The Law of the Trade-Off


Air Date: 4/7/22 - Do you struggle with self-control? Do you want to win the day? Join Pastor Nat to discover how.    


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2 months ago
Lord Jesus, there are many ways in which I know I need to improve as a follower of You. But because of my tendency to become judgmental, I ask You to help me to become more self-controlled and more disciplined. Help me to look to You at all times.
3 months ago
Dear lord please help mt to choose no and life for tomorrow. Amen.
3 months ago
Awesome message and encouragement!
3 months ago
3 months ago
A while back, I experienced God telling me that I not only needed to wait, but exercise self control with my book manuscript. I wanted so badly to have the funds to self publish it, but God told me to wait because He had a greater plan for me concerning my manuscript. I had to use self control to save my money until the time was right. Then last year around November I finally felt God telling me that it was time to submit my manuscript to a publishing house, and I did! I was excepted! Now I no longer need to be paying every month. God is good and knows what He has planned for us.
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3 months ago
Hello Pastor Nat!
Yes, my book is called: Caligara, and it is about another world in a distant galaxy. I started writing it in 2003 while I was attending Middle School. I aimed to to write and create a story about my planet, Caligara, as a cross between Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Of course my book isn't about Lord of the Rings or Star Wars, but I wasn't far from meeting my goal of creating some hybrid of the two! One publishing house mentioned that the vibe of my story would satisfy both fantasy and science fiction readers, so I am very close to Lord of the Rings and Star Wars just like I wanted! It should be coming out by the end of this year and is in the publication process right now. For the most part, it is an adult fairy tale, (it has some scary parts like Lord of the Rings: think monsters like orcs or Gollum, and creatures resembling elves).

God has been very good to me. For years I have struggled to find a publishing house since 2014 when I finished my manuscript. At times I wanted to give up, but God had other plans. I chose a self publisher because I would have more control over my manuscript. The bonus would be more royalties than if I went with a traditional house. God guided me to ask my family for help and advice, and I did. By God's Grace, my aunt did the first clean up and edit so that I had something to present to different houses. My uncles gave me feedback the whole time I was writing and correcting so that my manuscript sounded fresh. My parents helped me save up. And right before my grandma passed away in 2020, she pinpointed which publishing house would benefit me most and which one would not.

Jesus is Good, and I have many more books I want to write. Caligara will be a series of books.
3 months ago
Wow! Great illustration! What's your book called? What is it about?
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