BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE by Debbie Barrow Michael
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On a March evening in 2000, an unexpected and unsettling thought came out of nowhere, disrupting Debbie Michael's comfortable life adoption! It was neither her idea nor her desire to adopt; she was already the mother of three. Instinctively, she knew God was speaking to her, but she did not want to listen if His message required action as life-changing as adopting an orphan. Dread lingered in the aftermath of the disturbing suggestion, and a debilitating fog of uncertainty settled over her life.
A journey of a thousand miles (or five thousand, in this case) might begin with a single step, but Debbie was not eager to take that first step. Though God was relentless, she remained adamant. She was determined to ignore the nudging.
But God would not be ignored!
God pried Debbie out of her comfortable existence and opened a door to a life she didn't know existed. But the Greatest of These is Love is about much more than adoption. It is a story about the powerful and astonishing ways God uses ordinary people to accomplish His divine intention that we love one another.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
She grew up in North Carolina, and her “southernism” was reflected in the books She read. In college, she was a drawing and painting major with a minor in creative writing. She has been a life-long reader and writer. Until now she felt no urgency to write for publication, or compile her volumes into a readable form. She taught art lessons to kids, painted murals on walls of homes and restaurants, and sculpted dolls for the National Christmas Show and Maryland Christmas Show, after leaving National Geographic Society after seven years, trying to earn enough money to be a stay-at-home mom with three kids.
In 2000, God laid a crushing burden on her heart to adopt. The call was unambiguous, and it was not appealing. But God was relentless. The small steps toward obedience changed her life and her faith dramatically. She was “called to serve” at the local high school as a substitute teacher, where God has given me a supernatural love for teens.
Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author
1) I have 4 grandchildren
2) I enjoy sculpting & painting
3) I am a substitute teacher
4) I have 3 biological children and 1 adopted son, Roma
5) I believe God calls us to accomplish His divine will
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