Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Book Made Me a Grandma! Hallelujah!!!

Writing a book is not about ego or praise of man. It's hard work and an act of obedience to God's call to write in Psalm 102:18 "Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created will praise the Lord."

My heart rejoices this morning at the new-birth of a spiritual grandchild. Authors Penny and Tony Monetti received a phone call from a man telling them he was baptized with a copy of their book, Called to Serve: Encouragement, Support, and Inspiration for Military Families, tucked in his pocket near to his heart. Our words do matter. Books change lives.

I rejoice in this baptism and remember well the baptism of the authors, Penny and Tony Monetti, in the Rome Alliance Church where my husband served as Pastor. We sat with Penny and many other wives as their men left Griffiss Air Force Base to fight in Desert Storm. Upon Tony's return, Penny and Tony were baptized by my husband.

Over 20 years ago, I had no thoughts of writing a book, nor did Penny. We are now reconnected as authors and co-laborers in the work of the Lord. What joy to see the fruit of God's ministry.

Thrilled to see grandchildren born into the family of God today!

Check out Called to Serve and the Monetti's new book Honored to Serve releasing on June 1, 2013.


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Praying for many more splashes of serenity in baptismal waters.



  1. Elaine,
    This is such a beautiful post and I'm rejoicing with you. Watching the way God uses us and our words and our friendships is an on-going wonder. The world is full of so much bad news that these sparkles of great news are priceless. Bless you, my friend.

  2. Shirley Leonard, you are a light to a caregiver's path with your new release "With Each Passing Moment." May our Lord Jesus use our words to build His Kingdom. Thanks for the encouragement, my friend.

    Blessings and hugs,


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