This past week our heating system had its 6 month checkup before winter. Gary met the company rep when he arrived and, after showing him where the furnace was located and all the necessary information, Ron, the representative, began his job checking out the furnace.
Once Ron was finished and got back into his truck, Gary came upstairs to my office and informed me that Ron had purchased one of my books! Now this was a surprise because the books are not anywhere in the basement with a big advertisement on them. However, there happens to be two open boxes on the pool table so Gary can grab a few books to place in our car when we are traveling. He calls them, "just in case book sales."
So I asked him, how in the world did he find the books? Gary replied, "Ron said he didn't want us to think he was nosey, but he saw the open box and the book, Being Led Beside Still Waters, was on top. He really felt as though he wanted to purchase one. Ron even asked at first, "Is your wife an author? Living right here in the township?" So I immediately asked if Ron was still in his truck in the driveway and I proceeded out the front door and asked if he cared if I signed it for him. He agreed with a smile and said, "Maybe I'll be back for more!"
Now here's what is interesting to me. There has been a pandemic and I have been cancelled for three speaking engagements/retreats. I haven't sold one book at any venues this year and my fourth book was just released in April. At times I wonder how the Word is going to get spread through this little ministry with the world closed down. The Lord continues to remind me not to be discouraged....the Word of God will prevail and will get out to those who need to hear and learn of Him. Even though the book details the blessings of God, the plan of salvation, is in a box in the basement....the Light of His Word will be discovered! Hallelujah!
Judith "Cookie" White is the founder of The Sounding Board Ministry. She is the author of two devotional books which are available on this site.