Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at www.jodiewolfe.com.
The Desires of Our Heart
by Jodie Wolfe
I believe within each of us is a deep desire that God has given us. Of course first and foremost, is our yearning after God. To follow Him. To make Him the Ruler of our life. But I think He also has given us other ambitions, cravings, or desires. For me, it’s always been tied into my desire to write novels.
As a young child, God built into me a need to put words down on the page. To weave stories. I remember in my teen years telling my great grandmother and other grandparents about my intention of one day being a writer. Having my books published. They didn’t believe me, or at least I didn’t feel they did.
Many years have passed since I first announced my purpose. It’s taken a long time for my dream to come to fruition. In the process, God has honed and changed me in ways I never anticipated. I think if He’d given me a contract back in my teen years when I first sent out a novel to be considered, it would have gone to my head if the publisher had said ‘yes’.
In fact, it wasn’t until September of this year that I received my first ‘official’ contract. God allowed my heart’s desire to come about in an unexpected way. While I’m extremely blessed by God answering my prayers, I’ve noticed a big change in my heart. He took those rough edges that would have been more concerned about me and the prestige of being an author and turned it into something more about Him. My heart’s desire is for women to be encouraged and see the hope they can find in Christ. I pray that my stories are a vessel that God uses to do so.
In my new book, Love in the Seams, Mae Stafford has just about given up hope of ever seeing her heart’s desire fulfilled—a husband and a family. She goes through struggles and growth opportunities in the journey to discover what God has for her. Sometimes finding a heart’s desire involves risk and change. Will Mae be willing to trust God with the unknowns? You’ll have to read it to find out. 🙂
Thank you so much for having me as your guest today, Ginger. I pray God’s blessings on you and your readers.
More about Love in the Seams:
Mae Stafford longs for the companionship and unconditional love her sister has found in her new husband. But after years of refusing potential suitors because of a pact they made as children, Mae no longer has any choices left once their agreement is broken. She’s given up hope that God will give her what she desires most, a family of her own. Instead of dwelling on what she doesn’t have, she throws herself into her work as the recent sole owner of the local dress shop.
As a promise made to his late wife, Johannes Mueller agrees to travel west to be a school teacher in Calder Springs, Texas, away from the bigotry associated with being an immigrant in New York City. He hopes to improve his life and forget his loss. Johannes isn’t counting on his five-year-old daughter’s search for a new mother when they arrive. His little LillyAnn finds ways to bring the seamstress and him together…often. Can he learn to embrace his German heritage and unlock his heart to love again?
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Blogs Jodie contributes to: Stitches Thru Time, Putting on the New and of course, Quid Pro Quills.
Purchase link: Amazon
Thank for joining us, Jodie. This sounds like a great book.