As usual, God's provisions never cease to amaze me. I have wrapped up the "heavy lifting" for a client's website and brand new social media presence and am now handling things back on a maintenance basis. That client almost single-handedly covered my desired monthly earnings for most of 2015 so far. As that began winding down, soundtech events at my church began picking up! Several events in April and May combined with an unknown donor's gift back in April, have ensured things keep rolling in this house. Funerals, concerts, a wedding. . . A sound tech never knows what they'll be doing next around my church. June will see me doing three graduation ceremonies as well.
The large number of grad gift sales this Spring has meant I'll be due for my first Createspace royalty cheque come the end of June as well! Since first publishing in 2012, this is a BIG deal! I've sold books via other outlets over the past few years, but Createspace has a very large minimum amount before they will cut you a cheque, so I'm thrilled to be getting my first cheque from them at the end of June!
Createspace isn't the only one to be sending me a cheque either. I am looking forward to getting my first payout from Hubpages.com at the end of this month as well! I haven't had as much time to engage in freelance writing this year, so it's great to see the writing I have done start to pay off. So much of my writing isn't designed to earn a penny and appears on my blog, my facebook and LinkedIn notes areas, or even my private profile notes. But whenever it's possible to use my gifting not merely to share, but to put milk in the fridge too, that's a big deal!
For those who might be wondering, my health has improved to a point and plateaued there for much of 2015. I do get setbacks ever now and then, and my mornings the week of this newsletter have been "dragging" physically, mentally and emotionally. I don't know if it's the heat already, as the Okanagan is already spending more time in the mid to high 20's (celcius), or if it's sleep issues, as I get interrupted every morning to take my daughter to work, or if it's just my body's response to being busier and me not finding the new boundaries yet. It's great to generally have more energy to do stuff, because that allows me to be more productive around the house, take on more work, etc. Just pray I'm not overdoing it and that I'll discover where my boundaries are at this stage of healing and not cross them till I'm ready to.
Blog posts continue as I go through the Bible from front to back in my personal devotions. An interesting thought came to me as I read Numbers 18 a few days ago. You'll want to read that. So often we think God's holding out on us when He chooses not to bless us with things or situations or circumstances that we feel we've done our part to receive. There might be a higher reason why those things have apparently been denied. Read on to discover how all this played out in my personal devotions.