But godliness with contentment is great gain. ~ 1 Timothy 6:6

I (B.) was recently convicted (again!) with this verse.  I think contentment is one of the hardest virtues to attain especially for Americans.  Our entire marketing system is based on the sad reality that no one ever thinks they have enough.  And authors are not immune from the pull of discontentment.

We are bombarded constantly by things that promise larger audiences or help in “hitting it big”.  We are told that “just a few more reviews” will help get us there.  Or a better book.  Or a better whatever.  In the face of all of this, it’s hard to keep our focus on the One who gave us the stories in the first place.  Lack of contentment grows strong in the void created by lack of thankfulness.  We forget to thank God for how far He’s brought us and trust Him to guide us to where we need to be.  And often we forget to be thankful for the readers we have.

So as we’ve just passed Elvensty’s first birthday, we just want to tell all of our readers how thankful we are for them.  Thank you for all of your support and encouragement.  Thank you for reading our blogs and posts on whatever platform you follow us.  Thank you to those of you who have left reviews and ratings on our book.  They were and are a huge encouragement to us.  All of this also helps us to keep going when discouragement hits and we question why we are even doing this.  And it helps to know that there are some people just as excited about Dalmain as we are.

We pray that you will be strengthened and encouraged in God’s presence today and all days.  May we give up the striving for our glory and instead glorify the King of Kings.  May we never forget to be thankful for that which He so graciously gives us.

Because of Jesus,

M. B. Aznoe

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