Book 1: For His Divine Purpose

by Ingrid N Odle



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/15/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781728342498
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781728342481

About the Book

This is the first book in the series The Diary Of A Country Girl - a collection of inspirational readings designed to encourage and motivate you to walk out your purpose in Christ, by divulging certain truths, nuggets of wisdom and revelations I believe were given to me by the Holy Spirit through my own personal experiences. This book is designed to be an easy read. A quick read at lunchtime or on a bathroom break. A moment of serenity before a busy and challenging day. A breath of fresh air during the torrents of life. Each segment designed to uplift and motivate you, ending with supporting scripture and a challenge. A challenge that just might create avenues for further self-examination, devotion, decision and change. The kind of change that will allow you to feel the presence of God and desire to know Him more. If not, then I've failed miserably in what I was called to do. But still, I won't give up. I will do what I must do. So, in order to speak into your life and to encourage you, my life has to measure up. I have to be an example of what I'm saying. How can I guide you without knowing the way? How can I relate to you, to anyone, without the experience of knowing the change that is possible through God at work in my life? So, to give, I have to first receive. I cannot give anything except that which I possess. So I wait on God, and I pray, and I live expectantly. Because the revelations He gives brings life... and joy... and peace... and knowledge... and wisdom... and insight into the things that touch us the most. He is a loving God and He knows exactly what each of us needs.

About the Author

Ingrid Odle grew up in a small town in May Pen, Clarendon, on the island of Jamaica. She believes herself to be a country girl at heart having enjoyed the modest lifestyle her parents provided. Always preferring the singing of birds, chasing frogs, climbing trees, splashing in the rain, making dolls’ clothes, peeling sugar cane and mangoes with her teeth and, at every opportunity, writing in her dream journal or curling up with a good book. As the oldest of 3 girls, she had to grow up fast - cooking, cleaning, sewing, doing hair, going to the market, taking care of the animals, helping with the vegetable garden and all the other responsibilities that came with being an older child. Often acting more like a grown up than a big sister, especially where disciplining was involved. She got her first full-time job after completing High School at age 16, started Community College at age 19 and then went on to University at 23. She became Mama Ingrid to the rest of the students, being at least 5 or 6 years their senior, had had a real job and possessed certain unique abilities. She became counselor, tutor, confidant, leader and best friend. When others were enjoying their Spring, Summer or Christmas breaks, she was on a bus heading home to her old job that her former bosses so graciously allowed her to keep. Now, all grown up, she’s been married to the same wonderful guy, Graham, for over 16 years. Together they share 4 children, 5 grandchildren and several businesses. Life together has been more like a roller coaster than a cruise ship and, with all the lessons learnt, wisdom was born and hope nurtured. This inspirational book is her second published work and she is expected to do much more.