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Thanks so much for allowing me to visit your blog! Today I wanted to talk about Project Linus (http://www.projectlinus.org), a big part of this story and a wonderful organization that we are supporting through the release of Anna’s Healing.
In my story, a young woman is tragically injured in an accident. When she finds herself a paraplegic she first goes through denial, then anger, and finally depression. She knows that God has a plan for her life, but she couldn’t imagine what it is. She can’t see it from the view of her wheelchair. It’s only when she becomes involved with Project Linus that we see Anna’s self-worth rise. Suddenly she’s able to do something for others, and by doing that—she’s able to take her focus off herself. Even from the place of her disability she is able to be the hands of Christ.
Although we don’t all suffer from catastrophic injuries, I think many of us have been in that place where we wonder how we can be a blessing to someone else. Sometimes we don’t realize the value of a small thing—a smile, a hug, sharing a meal, or even taking a walk together. But all of these things add up to one big thing. They show that we care.
One way we can show we care is through supporting organizations such as Project Linus. PL has donated 5 million blankets since 1998, all handmade with love. Some are crocheted, some are quilted, and some are no-sew blankets. What matters is that the gift is handmade and that it goes to a child in need.
I hope that you enjoy Anna’s Healing—a powerful story of faith and God’s love for us. If you choose to purchase it through Amazon smile, a portion of each sale will go to PL. Also, I’m happy to give away a copy of Anna’s Healing to someone who comments below. Just tell us a simple way someone has brightened your day.
When a tornado strikes, Anna Schwartz’s life is changed forever. She suffers a spinal cord injury and finds herself learning to live as a paraplegic. But then a miracle happens, and the world’s attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable.
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist. A Promise for Miriam earned a spot on the June 2012 Christian Retailing Top Ten Fiction list. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full time. She lives in the Texas hill country with her husband. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com