On April 30, 2014, Bethany Turner left her career in banking, where she had spent thirteen years working her way up the corporate ladder – from part-time teller to vice president. Along with the career, she left behind insurance, four weeks of paid vacation a year, a 401(k), and more than half of her family’s income. Surely she left to move on to bigger and better things, right? Well, yes, actually. But not in the way you may expect…
After much consideration and prayer, Bethany – with the full support of her husband, Kelly – decided to stay at home, raise their two sons, Ethan and Noah, and focus on being an author. Surely Bethany can afford to follow the dream. Surely the money is rolling in from books, or the family is out of debt, or someone has a rich grandmother. Right?
Nope. None of those things. No one is rich, they are two years into a thirty-year mortgage, have a vehicle payment, way too many credit cards, a student loan, medical bills…the list goes on and on. Oh, and the money rolling in from books? July royalties totaled $9.94.
So why do it?
Because God told them it was what needed to happen.
They literally don’t know how they’re going to pay the bills, Bethany can’t sell many books to save her life, and she’s quite often scared out of her mind. But she and her family are stepping out in faith. They have no idea what God has in store, but they know it’s going to be big.
Bethany is going to blog every single day for one year so she, and everyone else, can see how God is working. Because He is working, and He will continue to. But the future is scary. And the present is scary. But the alternative? Not following God’s call? Not an option.
This blog is not about promotion. This is not the blog for selling books. This blog is a journey. Please come along and see what God is going to do. Bethany for one can’t wait to find out.
For more information on Bethany Turner as an author, please visit See Bethany Write. There you can find links to books, Facebook and Twitter links, and much more.
“Now glory be to God, who by His mighty power at work within us, is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of – infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” Ephesians 3:20 (LB)