Sorry I’m a little late on getting this post up. Spending a day getting certified to teach “spin”.
Go ahead. Call me crazy. It’s OK. I’m still trying to figure out what-in-the-world I’m doing here!!!
Why did I write Kingdom Woman?
I wrote Kingdom Woman because my Daddy, Tony Evans asked me to. Seriously. With five kids in tow, writing a book was not on my radar. I could barely write down my meal plans much less think about writing a book for other women to read! So when my Dad called to discuss the idea of us writing the book together, my prepared answer was a “no”. After listening to his heart however, I slowly changed my mind. Daddy realized that as much as he wanted to empower women to be all they can be through the power of God at work in their lives, he is not a woman! So he asked me to join him in this project and add a woman’s practical expression and experience to the heart of his uplifting biblical message of female empowerment. I said yes.
How is Kingdom Woman different from all of the other women’s self-help or spiritual books out there?
Well, there are lots of great books out there for women. I know. I’ve read a bunch of ‘em. This book is largely references the Bible, but it is not a Bible study. The book is extraordinarily motivational, but it is not designed solely to be a motivational book. The book has stories but it is not a tale from beginning to end.
This book takes all of these aspects, God’s Word, encouragement and motivation, and practical stories and life examples to set the stage for God to speak to YOU about your wonderful design and destiny. It’s a book that will either remind you or show you for the first time that God loves you, believes in you, and has built you for a measure of greatness that you can achieve when you do things His way.
How did you manage writing a book and homeschooling your kids? What was your writing schedule like?
I’m a night owl. The end.
Seriously…? I wrote and edited in between assignments, during lunch, and while the kids enjoyed their mom-mandated quiet time. I live or die by 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. everyday. In addition to that, I do believe in putting kids to bed so I can have a life after dark. Most of the time that life is catching up on housework, phone calls, ministry work, or “me-time”. Lord knows I wasn’t going to give up ministry work or “me-time” and I didn’t want neglect friends and family via the phone so let’s just say my pile of laundry got REALLY big!
What has writing this book taught me?
I can do more than I think I can when I commit to doing what God wants me to do.
I have learned that it is wise to never say never – or even to say… “not right now”.
This is not the season I would have chosen to undertake a venture of this magnitude. My hands and life are full. However, in only the way God can, He kept nudging me and speaking to me through circumstances and the words of others. He moved major obstructions out of the way by changing the landscape of my life to accommodate the work I needed to do. He did not give me the charge to write and then leave me in my own strength to get the job done. He truly did bear me up on the wings of eagles and for every inch of effort I put in, He multiplied it and moved me forward a yard.
I’ve learned that when God is in something. It works. That doesn’t mean that it’s easy but it does mean that God is true to finish the work that He starts… even when that work involves a content-to-be-in-the-background-mom-of-five-kids.
Tune in tomorrow for a more Q & A!