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No, we’re not pregnant. But we might as well be. Not only have Jerimiah and I decided to try to self-publish my book, Let Me Fall, before Christmas, we’ve also opted to publish it using our own publishing company.

And that means actually starting our own publishing company.

I’ll spare you descriptions of the mental pandemonium going on at the Pensinger house and sum it up by saying that things are a bit tense. To prove my point, I’ll let you in on part of the conversation I had with God recently:

ME: Did You have to line it up so I would look stupid in every way possible?

GOD: Que?

ME: First, You make me give everyone the “God told me to write it” line. Then You don’t give me any platform whatsoever and make the story memoir-ish—which according to experts, no one wants to read. And just when it couldn’t get any worse, You ruin my chances of ever be taken seriously by the traditional publishing world and lead me to start my own publishing house and self-publish. What the heck is wrong with You?

GOD: Would you rather build an ark in your back yard?

That shut me up.

So if anyone happens to catch me wearing underwear on the outside of my pants or any other insane behaviors, just chalk it up to temporary insanity due to involvement in a God-sized task, and move along. No pictures please.

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  1. Beth,
    This is wonderful! And no I don’t think you are insane or crazy. Just doing what is right for you. I wish you all the best!!

    • beth

      Thanks Teresa!

  2. How exciting I am so proud of and for you. You ain’t no fraidy cat! Count on me for PR! <3

    • beth

      Thank you Carol Anne. I appreciate it.

  3. Ooh, what an exciting venture. It’ll be fun to hear more about the process as you move forward. Woohoo!

    • beth

      Thanks Melissa! 🙂

  4. Shauna Cain

    You’re awesome! I can’t wait to see what God has planned for this adventure!! We will pray for you guys!!!!

    • beth

      Thanks friend! Sure do miss you…

  5. Beth, I think this is fantastic news and I’m excited to see what God has in store through it! You just might be the platform that someone else needs to get published as well not only fulfilling your own dream to publish your book, but also fulfilling the dreams of many others. Great things are coming!

    • beth

      Thanks Jess!

  6. Lol at the ark! Yeah, sometimes you just wanna glare at God sometimes. Or possibly, glower. But I’m so excited for you!

    • beth

      Thank you very much friend 🙂

  7. Rosemarie Fitzsimmons

    Beth, I’m so proud of you. I’m living vicariously…here at the ACE Hardware store buying ark parts. I can’t wait to read it. I’m sure it will be wonderful.

    • beth

      So cool to hear from you Rosemarie! 😀 Thanks for the encouragement (and the laugh).

  8. I’m so excited for you. Sorry God’s been so uncooperative … he’s like that, you know. 🙂 Count on me for PR also.

    • beth

      So true! And thank you!!! 🙂

  9. Terri Cox

    You and Jeremiah are such an inspiration, Beth.

    I pray every day about my own direction, thinking it will be something new, clearly in focus, and a revelation of talents long kept hidden. But, well, not yet. It still seems to be about the age-old task of trying to raise a few decent human beings by first pointing them to Christ, then showing them how to divide whites from brights, and finally asking too many questions BEFORE I sign their permission slips that were due the day before but didn’t come out of the backpack until now.

    But I have a feeling that a catalyst of the downright itchy kind will be coming soon. I can’t wait to read more of your divinely commanded words. Thank you for your hard work to get them to us!

    • beth

      Thank you Terri. While you wait for your new direction, take heart being reminded that the age-old task you’ve currently got is extremely important and necessary. And from what I’ve seen, you’re doing a wonderful job.

      Completely off the subject, we saw a man play the hammer dulcimer while in Asheville, and all I could think of was you!

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