As far as writing the book Northern Lights and telling the story, there were some big hurdles to cross. One of the problems I had, was that I didn’t know the project that I had convinced my family and friends to join me in was going to be worthy of a book and movie. I was fortunate to have both a deal with a movie producer and a publishing company for the book!
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I went to Carl and said that I needed to dig in deeper with our marriage and put that part in the book. Though I had it in notes only, I went to Carl with it and he said, “you know Cathy, this is going to help lots of people.” I read the notes I had to Carl and sobbed! What are our friends going to think? What will our children going to think about what I was about to share? That made me feel uneasy, but I figured if it’s okay with the two of us and the Lord told us to do it, then we’ll pray that the Lord works it out with everyone! So, we went forward with it. It was hard. It was hard! I call it exposure. It was exposing the good and the bad, but there were some great rewards. Before a show or interview, multiple people would say to me that they were encouraged by the personal story or they were going through something similar in which I shared and this was so encouraging to others. I realized that what I thought would be most encouraging wasn’t. What encouraged people most, was when I allowed the exposure in my life and dug in deeper to see how I was able to have Faith to move a mountain.
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It's a privilege to share your story. To see and hear from people who have been encouraged because I stepped out and shared my story, makes it all worth it. My advice to others: share your story so you too can encourage others.