"This precious treasure--this light and power that now shine within us--is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own" (2 Corinthians 4:7).
HOW GOD USED A DEVASTATING ACCIDENT WITH A LOGGING TRUCK TO BLESS BONNIE LEON
God Has a Plan
By Bonnie Leon
We daydream, contemplate our future and make plans. But the
plans of man are questionable at best. We decide what we believe is right, but
God knows better and sometimes he says, “No. I have a more excellent way.”
Jeremiah 29:11-14 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for
good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when
you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I
will be found by you, says the Lord.”
In May of 1991, after being highly encouraged by an author
who’d taught at a writers’ workshop, I drove home with my head full of ideas
about my writing career. But God had another plan. And if I’d had a choice I
might well have said, “No.”
A few weeks following the workshop I drove my van up a
winding road near my home. A loaded log truck approached from the opposite
direction and barreled around a corner where he tipped over in front of me and
then slammed into my van.
In a moment my life changed. My grand ideas disappeared like
a morning mist.
I spent the next year and a half with doctors, every kind of
therapist, loss of mobility and loss of spirit. No matter how much I longed for
the old me I couldn’t reclaim it.
One day, hopeless and desperate I asked God to give me
something to do that mattered. He heard my prayer. He always hears our prayers.
One step at a time he led me forward and flung wide every
door toward writing and publishing. All he asked of me was to trust and to step
through his opened doors. Two years following my horrific accident I sold my
first novel, The Journey of Eleven Moons. I’ve since written and published twenty more.
I live with pain and disability, but God gave me a great
gift—servant to the Most High God.
He has a plan for you—all you have to do is walk through his
opened doors to discover what it is.
Summary of To Dance With Dolphins by Bonnie Leon Watch for this book to be released Aug. 1, 2015
Claire Murray has suffered from a mysterious disease for years. Her social
circle has shrunk to a small support group for people with chronic illness and
disability. But what if lifecouldbe about more than doctors, pain, and
and three others—old grouch Tom, hippy-holdout Willow, and moody Taylor—hatch
plans for a cross-country trip to swim with the dolphins in Florida. Only a day
into the trip, they unexpectedly need help. And who happens to be hitchhiking
along the highway but a young, good-looking loner named Sean Sullivan? However,
the last thing he wants is to be harnessed to a bunch of ailing travelers.
the journey proves difficult, following God’s plan might be even harder. Will
they find the courage to follow their dreams and dare to live again?
Here's more about Bonnie Leon
Bonnie Leon is the author of twenty-one
novels, including the recently released Where
Eagles Soar, the popular Alaskan
Skies and bestselling The Journey of
Eleven Moons and bestselling series, Sydney
In 2014 Bonnie branched out into
independent writing with her first ever memoir, a story about A Native American
woman who grew up in the Alaskan wildnerness where she learned to hunt, trap,
and survive. Her greatest foe, however, was not the grizzlies or wolves in the
wilds, but rather her father.
Bonnie’s books are being read
internationally and she hears from readers in Australia, Europe, and even
She enjoys speaking for women’s
groups and teaching at writing seminars and conventions. These days, her time
is filled with writing, being a grandmother and relishing precious time with
her aged mother.
Bonnie and her husband, Greg, live
in Southern Oregon. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.