Health, Healing and Wholeness
Tracy Crump pt 2
Have you ever been in a situation where everyone around you has given up hope? Where the one left that could do anything at all was God? I know I have. I know most of you probably have had to experience that at one time or another, right?
Now, imagine if your career caused you to experience these things on almost a daily basis. Imagine if you had to go to work KNOWING that you were going to be placed in a situation where, not just individuals, but families, multiple people would be facing hopeless situations right in front of you, all day long…
That would be the career choice our guest initially made, working as an ICU nurse and caregiver where she continued to offer hope and encouragement no matter the situation. She did this knowing, that often, we don’t always get to experience healing in this life the way we want it to happen.
Tracy Crump may have started out as an ICU nurse, but after five years, she transitioned into what she considers her most important career ever, raising her children and providing home schooling for her two boys.
Through the process of time, she found she had a knack for storytelling and, eventually writing. She has written in over 100 pieces of published works, including numerous pieces that were published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” praise God! Her articles have been featured in many national magazines has appeared in “Guideposts” books as well as “The Upper Room,” “Light from the Word” and many other devotional publications. She also does proof reading for the “Farmers Almanac” and is a freelance editor and presents writers workshops through “Write Life Workshops” and at writers conferences across the country.
Your book, “Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness” is a devotional with thirty different inspirational but with a focus on health issues. Is that correct?
What made you decide to create this as a devotional?
How does your book differ from other devotionals? Is it the focus on health related issues?
These thirty devotionals, are they based on true life experiences or are they a compilation of general situations that you have put into story form to get your point across? Like Jesus and His parables?
What challenges did you face when writing your book?
You also conduct workshops for writers. When did you get involved with aspect of writing, helping other writers?
I know the pandemic has probably slowed the in person workshops, but have you successfully transitioned your workshops to webinar format online?
I read that you have also started to do some “freelance” editing. Is this something you recently started to do?
Tracy, this is all so interesting. Praise God for all that you are doing. Your book, “Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness,” is (at the time of this recording) in pre-order status on Amazon. Is that where you would like everyone to go to pre-order your book?
And if someone wanted to get in touch with you, to ask a question, perhaps to sign up for your webinars or services or maybe to do an interview such as this, how can they do that? How can they get in touch with you?
Folks, we all have a story to tell. We all have had experiences in life that have taught us something. All of us can help someone else as they go through things in life that, at times, may not seem fair. But it is life. And your experiences could offer encouragement and hope to those who have never gone through these things before. I want to encourage you to order Tracy Crumps new book, “Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness.”