Don’t give up!

I complained to a friend about not finding the right story for a children’s talk. But my friend showed no sympathy. “Write your own!” she said.

I was taken aback. I had no talent, or even any interest in writing. My life was too busy anyway. But God used her comment, even though it seemed too crazy to consider…

Now, eleven years later, with forty-four re-writes, twenty-seven rejections from publishers, and an illustrator who marched on valiantly, this Creation book has finally come to life!

Yes, there were those who helped me get back up, again and again. There was also a Bible verse. “Do not despise the day of small beginnings.” (Zechariah 4:10)

What is your seemingly-impossible small beginning? Accept every encouragement, and don’t give up!


Coming soon. January 2018. Thank you, Sarah Grace Publishing!


3 Replies to “Don’t give up!”

  1. So excited by reading this. What a journey you have been in with your book and what a testimony to Gods faithfulness in His provision and your obedience in following what He has placed on your heart despite opposition. Thank you Eva for sharing this

  2. Fear so often hinders me from taking risks. I applaud your stick-to-it-tiveness!!! I have said, “I’m going to write a book.” But then I grow discouraged. I enter contests with short stories and am ignored. I won one while in college. I go to hear authors share about their journey to being published. You are an inspiration to me, Eva!!! I love you and thank God for the memories we have shared over the years!!! My kids still want to meet you and your family someday, somewhere, somehow!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

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