Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Comfort?

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned that I sold some copies of my book Love Never Fails You... to a funeral home in a town about an hours drive from where I live.

After leaving there, I had to make some other stops.  One being in another town, Amherstburg. 

There, I approached a bookstore I thought might be interested in carrying my book.  Upon entering, the store was void of people, filled with books.  Only the owner and one friend/relative/co-worker was present.

It turned out the owner is also a writer, who will be speaking at one of my book reading club's meetings in probably February or March, next year.  Wow!  This was a pleasant surprise, hearing this!

He let me know he'd love to carry my book.  He couldn't though.  His store was closing around Christmas time.  Just not enough business to keep it open.

My heart sunk.  Not for me.  For him.  I felt badly.  It's terrible to see how many people are hurting these days. 

Massive unemployment in our area, due mainly to plant closures, has drastically affected not just our real estate market, but in the downward trickle, is affecting our small business owners.  Like this one.

As I left the store, I prayed for the owner and indeed for all affected by this economy.

You may or may not be aware, but I have many copies of my book on hand. 

Normally, I wouldn't have ordered extra copies, for the publisher supplied me with enough for friends and family.  However, when I had been expected to speak at the conferences in USA, I had ordered copies of my book that could be sold at the conferences.  Much like the other speakers who were authors.

In any case, after the conferences were cancelled, I found myself wondering how I will sell the copies I have on hand.  Well, if you read yesterday's LwL entry, you'll know that God opened a door for me.

Heading back to Windsor, I found myself at an intersection around the corner from the cemetary where Gordon is buried.  I decided to make a stop at his grave.

As I pulled into the cemetary, it occurred to me that my friend J, who used to live and work in Windsor, worked out of the building on site.  I parked there.  The response there was slightly different. 

The manager wasn't in, but another person purchased one (1) copy of my book for their library of books they lend people, with a promise that he would read the book, have his manager read it, and if they feel it is suitable for their business, they may purchase more copies.

After visiting Gordon's grave, I approached two (2) more buildings in the complex and sold more copies of my book. 

Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!  Not just for the book sales, but also for opening the door for a way for me to not just sell the copies I have on hand, but also by providing another way that people can be helped by what I have written about.

After all, God told us in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God." 


Until next time...

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