Mighty Ones: Book #1
The series Burgundy Gloves, Broken Chain and Black Coat are called Mighty One. I had chewed on calling it friends & family but it sounded like an AT&T commercial. The “B” series might have worked, but what does that really communicate? I wanted three standalone stories but placed a common thread in that most the characters knew each other as children. So then I wanted to call it Once I Was a Child, because I liked the 1 Corinthians 13:11 connection. They were all children who had to grow up and put away childish things. But I couldn’t break that down to two words. And Put Away has a strong reference to my next series of novels. SO…..I just had to take a deep breath (like all the characters have to) and pick something.
But while I have you…the scripture that was the most meaningful to me was Psalms 112:2 “The children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.” I had this one typed out and framed on my dresser for like 15-20 years. I know that’s a long time for a scripture to be seen. Ya’d think I could memorize it by then? But I also have… are you sitting down, 21 years between my oldest son and youngest daughter. Yep, if they are out and about together, people assume he’s her dad. (Our youngest two we adopted from foster care- I talk about that journey on my web site adoption202.com) Anyway- that scripture has carried my faith many a dark mom night of the soul.
Two mothers are highlighted through the Might One series. One took her loss and moved into fear and over protectiveness, the other ground her feet in deeper to the God she had to trust. Can you relate? Don’t we all have the same two choices? I needed that reminder everyday. God sees, He knows, I have to trust. I will not let fear rob my joy and hope for my family, Amen…?
I hear a song coming… Here are the words.
Chris Tomlin - I Lift My Hands
Be still, there is a healer
His love is deeper than the sea
His mercy, it is unfailing
His arms are a fortress for the weak
Let faith arise
Let faith arise
I lift my hands to believe again
You are my refuge, You are my strength
As I pour out my heart, these things I remember
You are faithful, God, forever
Be still, there is a river
That flows from Calvary's tree
A fountain for the thirsty
Pure grace that washes over me
So let faith arise