This is Lisa.
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I am so excited about the release of Woman in the Mirror.
Thank you to all who have taken the time to read Woman in the Mirror. I am honored to receive such positive feedback from both men and women.
When I began writing Woman in the Mirror I didn't know what to expect. Would people be receptive? Could they identify with the characters? Could I sell more than ten books?
Yes I can! Those thoughts were fleeting because the level of my belief in my abilities were stronger than the doubts that pervaded my mind. I felt, deep within myself, that Woman in the Mirror could authentically change lives. With each book, it is doing just that.....changing lives. During my most recent book signing, as I shared with women regarding why I wrote Woman in the Mirror, they said, "That was me" or "That's what I went through".
Each conversation solidifies that it was necessary for me to write Woman in the Mirror. Not just for me.......but for you.
As I sit on my chaise, thinking back on this year, I am sooooo thankful. This time last year, I was recovering from surgery. I spent the holidays with limited movement. Since I was pretty much confined to my room, it was prime opportunity to pull out my laptop "named Itty Bitty but I call her Itty for short" and type. So began my journey of what would become "Woman in the Mirror".
The hardest part was overcoming fear and doubt. "What if no one reads my work? Who do I think I am? No one in my family is an author. Can I write at a level to stimulate others' minds for change?" So many thoughts ran through my mind. Deep down inside, I knew that this was the moment. This was the right time for "Woman in the Mirror" to be manifested into book form.
I prayed, took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and began typing. What I saw in my mind is what I typed. The stories that begin each chapter felt like I was watching a movie. I'd see a particular part, type what I saw, press rewind in my mind to make sure I described everything that I saw and felt. It was an amazing journey!
Last year, there was no way I could fathom the hearts and lives that "Woman in the Mirror" would touch in 2010, let alone beyond 2010! My heart overflows with joy through each conversation and email. Both men and women have been touched and blessed. I am truly thankful and humbled by their responses.
I am most thankful to God, that He would take a little girl, from Quitman, Georgia and use her to touch the hearts and lives of many.
Thank you God! ~LRK
Thank you Lord for what you are doing through the “Woman in the Mirror” book, workshops, and “Checking your Reflection” rap sessions. What I have prayed and labored for is unfolding before my eyes. I am so humbled by the testimonies that I am receiving. The looks, the smiles, the hugs, and the tears are overwhelming. My heart is so full of praise at what is taking place. God is healing the hurts of His people!
It has been five months since the “Woman in the Mirror” book launch. The feedback has been far beyond what I have imagined. Men and women both identify with the message of “Woman in the Mirror”. My heart swells with thanksgiving to God for walking with/carrying me through some of my toughest seasons, healing the wounds of my soul, and encouraging me to write such a phenomenal piece of literature.
To those who read my posts, be encouraged. God has more in store for you (Read Jeremiah 29:11). I’d like to end with the following passage from the poem, “Woman in the Mirror”:
You are more than what they say.
Allow God in to love the pain away.
Look and see yourself through His eyes.
His strength is yours. Woman, arise!
You are a beautiful woman. Woman in the mirror.