"When the heart
speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object." -- Milan Kundera
1 Corinthians 2:9 --
"No eye has
seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for
those who love him.
Last Day's Keys
When The Party's Over
Nancy Arant Williams and her
husband are Nebraska natives, who retired to Missouri. They have two
grown children and six wonderful grandchildren who live in Nebraska. Her interests include quilts, decorating, wire art and reading.
Let me tell
you a little about myself...
I was born into a Christian home,
where my parents loved Jesus, but Mother had very high expectations of
herself and us children. Appearance was everything. From all outward
appearances, we were a beautiful, happy family, but we children were
dying inside. Perfection was presented as something God demanded, and
scripture, taken out of context in my church, even supported that deadly
I think I was two or three years old, when I suddenly
realized Mother could not love me unless I became exactly the person she
demanded. So I did exactly that. My entire life revolved around pleasing
her, simply to be accepted and to receive love. I didn't realize it, but
I was living by those same rules. Perfection was the goal, and I could
never reach it, no matter how hard I tried.
As a small child, I
accepted Jesus as my Savior. I immediately felt loved, but somehow,
because of those unrealistic standards I lived by, I never felt accepted
It was after she died at age fifty-three, when I was
thirty-five, that I was shocked to realize I had no identity of my own.
I was simply a clone of my mother, and was terrified of becoming my own
person. Because my expectations were actually higher than God's, I
wasn't sure I could like the person I was apart from my mother's clone.
It wasn't until I had children of my own, and depression and a
breakdown forced the issue, that I came to realize my battles could only
be won by spiritual warfare. That we wrestle not against flesh and
As I steeped myself in scripture, God truly lifted me up,
like hind's feet on high places, and set me on the Rock, Christ Jesus.
Searching the Word, I found many wonderful scripture verses that witness
to my worth to God. Claiming those verses has allowed me to overcome
depression, self doubt, grief and suicidal tendencies. I have compiled
the scriptures, and would love to share them with you.
have experienced depression and would like to have a copy of OUR
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At that point, I learned, to my surprise, that God does not demand
perfection, but a contrite heart and a teachable spirit. He desires our
love in response to his tender mercies, not the dread fear of authority
or fear of failure.
But God...I say that so often these days...He
carried me through a frightening emotional breakdown and brought me
through victorious. He has since made my feet like hinds' feet on high
places, secure in the love of Jesus.
He has healed my scars,
until they are like the beautiful skin of a baby, and he has restored my
mind, refreshing my spirit, and given me joy unspeakable and full of
I only started writing seriously in March of 2001, after
the Lord moved us to Missouri from Nebraska, after my husband retired.
My novels are all Christian romantic suspense and women's fiction, with
my heroines enduring incredible struggles and finding, in the end, that
God is ultimately faithful. I often incorporate humor and pathos,
knowing each struggle could be yours or mine. Each book is so filled
with edge-of your-seat action, that you won't be able to put it down.
NOTE: I have recently put out my shingle as a professional editor. I
do everything from simple proofreading, correcting punctuation, usage,
grammar and spelling, to complete creative rewrites. Let me help you
make your manuscript sing!
The vital message I want to impart in
my speaking and books is this: No matter where you or I have come from
or what we have done, and no matter how difficult our struggles, we are
loved with an unconditional love, forgiven by a wonderful God who can
turn our ashes to gold. He promises to never leave us, and gives us a
reason to walk on.
The scripture says he has a future and a hope
for us if we draw near to him. In fact, he runs to the aid of his
beloved when we call. Isn't that an incredible thought?
you'll feel free to browse here and be encouraged. I have many free
minibooks available, offered in the hope that you will be encouraged in
your Christian walk. Several are also targeted to beginning writers.
If you have prayer needs, feel free to share them with me via email,
at Nancy Williams, as my greatest joy is in joining hearts with others
in prayer, for we have a God who is sensitive to our needs, and loves to
hear from his kids. And it helps so much when someone can be 'Jesus with
skin on,' when we're struggling.
I pray that the Lord will bless
you, and minister to every need, as you endeavor to walk worthy of the
high calling of God.
Love you a zillion hugs' worth,
P.S. Please note: I have reduced the price of my books to $12. each.
They make wonderful gifts, for yourself or that special someone you
you, like me, have experienced depression and would like to have a copy
of OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST, please Click Here. Or if you would like more
information on how to become a Child of God, click on:
How To Become A
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