Lorilyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama, which included international study in Israel and England. She received her Masters in Creative Writing from Perelandra College and is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature. Lorilyn is the founder of the John 316 Marketing Network, a network of Christian authors who are passionate about promoting books with a Christian worldview.
To learn more about Lorilyn, please visit her website at http://lorilynroberts.com or blog at http://lorilynroberts.blogspot.com. You can follow her on twitter at http://twitter.com/lorilynroberts. To connect with her personally, you can contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From March 1 through March 16, the John 3:16 Marketing Network is sponsoring Lorilyn Roberts’ book launch of Seventh Dimension – The Door, a finalist in the 2012 Grace Awards. You can purchase a Kindle version of her book for only 99 cents. By entering your Amazon purchase order number into the Rafflecopter on the John 3:16 landing page, you will have ten chances to win a Kindle, a $50 Amazon gift card, or a $10 Starbucks card. You can also purchase a print copy for $11.88 or an audio book for $14.95. Here is the link to the landing page: http://bit.ly/XGuyGq. Help Lorilyn to reach number one in Christian fantasy on Amazon so more young readers will be exposed to her redemptive Christian writing.
Below is an excerpt from Lorilyn Roberts new book Seventh Dimension: The Door
Dark Secret of Shale Snyder
Am I Pretending Nothing Happened?
“I’m fine.” I smiled, pretending nothing had happened.” –Shale Snyder
Have you ever had someone to do something to you that disturbed you and you pretended it didn’t happen? Does that make the pain go away? Pretending that something doesn’t bother you is akin to living in denial. It doesn’t work. If you live in denial, you are limiting your future. How can God use you if you aren’t honest with yourself? How can you help someone if you’ve never dealt with your own hurt?
God is in the business of healing. He specializes in it. Allow Him to come into your heart and bring you healing. Find someone you can share your pain with—don’t live in shame and humiliation. God has better plans for you.
Jesus went through the shame and humiliation of the cross so YOU wouldn’t have to live with it—whatever that “it” is. That’s His burden to bear, not yours. Lay this burden at the base of the cross and rejoice that Jesus can carry this burden for you.
I Peter 5:7 says: “Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
There is no greater love than the love of the Father for His children. His love is greater than any hurt you may be carrying around that you want to pretend doesn’t exist. You may not believe it because you can exert a lot of effort pretending something doesn’t bother you. The first step is to acknowledge the wrong, not to deny it or minimize it. Cast all your pain on the Savior,humble yourself before Him, living out truth with God’s healing love.
Pretending or denying your pain will only bury it deeper in your mind. Minimizing it will not make you feel better. Ask God to help you. His love will lead you to healing, His Word will bring you wisdom, and He won’t abandon you if you cry out to Him. Risk sharing your experience with your parent or mature friend or counselor—trust God in this as in all things so He can take away your shame. Remember, God cares for you.
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