Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Because Life Doesn’t Always Go According To Plan ... Mini Blog Tour

Once again I'm lending blog space to another author who is promoting her book. Check back tomorrow for more about the book, but for today, enjoy this interview with author and teacher Debbie Taylor Williams.

Soon I will also be posting my own review of her book The Plan A Woman in a Plan B World.

About the Author:
Debbie Taylor Williams is the founder of Hill Country Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading God’s Word and ministering to women. Best known as a passionate biblical expositor, Debbie uses humor and practical illustrations to communicate spiritual truths to women throughout the nation. She is the author of Pray with Purpose, Live with Passion, Prayers of My Heart, and other books. She and her husband make their home in Kerrville, Texas. Learn more by visiting her popular Web site: www.debbietaylorwilliams.com
Interview Questions:
1. Your book focuses on living the Plan A life God designed specifically for you. What encouragement can you give for the woman who feels she's lived far too long on Plan B? Is there hope?

With God nothing is impossible!  The Spirit who moved over the surface of the deep and created light and life is the same Spirit who abides in every believer.  We can live the Plan A life God has for us because Christ lives in us and He is our hope of glory. Col 1:2
 2. In your book you talk about hazardous landmines. What are a few common landmines women fall into?
Bitterness, discouragement, being fixated on the past, fear, feeling shaken by our circumstances, having expectations of how others should act are but a few of the land mines we can experience in a Plan B world. Left unattended, these land mines can cause devastating harm to us and others.  God's Plan A is not for us to ignore these land mines, nor is it His plan for us to tip toe around them. Rather, He directs us to address and de-mine them.  When we do, we can walk in bold assurance, confident of the ground upon which we walk. We're able to carry out the good works and plans God has for us; those that bring purpose and joy.
 3. Talk about your P.R.A.Y. conferences and how women can learn more about your prayer ministry.
April 2, 2008 God woke me up at 4 a.m. and told me that I wasn't doing all that He wanted me to do. He then directed me to one of His Plans for my life:  to take the principles from my book, Pray with Purpose — Live with Passion, to a church in every state in the United States. He told me to waive my speaking fee and travel expenses; that He had freely given me the keys to prayer that can change women's lives; and that I was to freely take them to my sisters. P.R.A.Y. with Passion Conference was birthed as a ministry of my non-profit ministry. It has been a joy to see God powerfully open doors through women who hear about the conference and pass the word to their women's ministry leader or event planner. Women are coming to salvation.  Spiritual breakthroughs and repentance is taking place among believers. A "pink hearts" club is spreading across America, one composed of women and men who come forward and receive a heart on which they write how God has spoken to their hearts. And God is speaking. If I haven't been to your church/state, contact lauren@debbietaylorwilliams.com ministries, call toll free 888.815.9412, or visit my web site for more information www.debbietaylorwilliams.com
 4. In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?
I love being with my husband. Whether we go for a walk, watch the sunset, take a hike in the country, travel, play golf (sort of...I'm a beginner :), or go for a drive and breakfast on Saturday mornings, he's my honi and love of 35 years. Our two adult children and their spouses are so much fun to be with; as is our 17 month old grandson. Family, friends, sharing the Lord - for what more could we ask? 
More to come tomorrow....



Alene said...

Thanks for sharing Debbie Williams with us. I met her a few years ago at CLASS. Such a wonderful woman. Great interview friend!

Diana said...

Enjoyed the interview!

Talkin' Texan said...

Alene, one of my dreams is to attend "CLASS". (One of those things I want to do when I grow up.) lol
Just to clear things up, the interview, as well as tomorrow's post, was provided as "free blog content". It's not my work. :) I got a free book as part of the blog tour and I'll be posting a book review when I finish the book. (Very soon I hope.)

Glad you enjoyed it. Check back for more info on the book. :)