Author Interview: Micah Maddox & Anchored In

October 14, 2017 Author Interview, Christian, Micah Maddox, nonfiction 0

Please join me in welcoming Micah Maddox to the blog today!

Micah Maddox is a women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, writer and blogger. She can now add “author” to her résumé with the release of Anchored In: Experience a Power-Full Life in a Problem-Filled World.

She loves helping women find encouragement when they don’t know where to find it. While some women try to find it from a friend, a book or even a blog, Maddox knows real encouragement comes from within; it is a supernatural thing God gives us through the Holy Spirit. She tries to relay that message through her blog as “a girl who knows what it’s like to seek God and get answers to some really hard questions.”

Maddox is also passionate about helping women discover purpose, peace and calm in our chaotic world. As a pastor’s wife and mother of three, she contributes her time to MOPs and her local church, including serving as a women’s ministry leader.

The Maddox family makes their home in Fredericksburg, VA.

Learn more at www.micahmaddox.com. She is also active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Her book, Anchored In, helps readers experience a power-full life in a problem-filled world.

Problems can make you feel like God is far away, but they can also be the very things that bring you closer to him.

Anchored In isn’t a book of Christian cliches or sweet stories to warm the heart but rather an authentic look at the hard parts of life. It challenges us to stop running from and clinging to the past, and to grasp tightly to the only unshakable Anchor that is able to sustain our souls through the storms of life.

Micah shares personal stories, such as her father’s abandonment of her family, and couples them with biblical application to offer real-life glimpses of God at work. She offers inspiration to live a life full of God’s power rather than one that causes us to turn away and be paralyzed by problems.

Living anchored in God’s presence is a beautiful gift that few truly experience simply because they do not understand the key to God’s power – surrender. Or if they know to surrender, they do not know how to let go of the problems that consume their lives. Through simple, tangible steps learn to surrender in every season of life.

Hearing from God is not reserved for a chosen few, but rather promised to those who believe. If you are longing to experience God’s power in a deeper way, this is a journey for you.

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Hi Micah! Welcome to the blog!

apples or oranges

Micah: I prefer apples if we are talking eating. But oranges if we are talking juicing. I like the crunch of the apple and prefer each bite with a bit of peanut butter. It’s the perfect healthy afternoon pick-me-up.

Carrie: Yum… apples & pb are my fave!

winter or summer

Micah: Summer. Although I love cuddling up on a cold winter day, the sunshine of summer helps me relax, while winter keeps me tense and always seeking a way to warm up. There is just something therapeutic about the warmth of the sun.

Carrie: Hmm… I’ll take your word for it 😉

dogs or cats

Micah: Neither. I’m not much [of] a pet person. The main reason, I have a hard-enough time cleaning up after the people that live in my home. I have no time to pick up animal droppings and sweep animal hair. 

Carrie: haha! A very valid point…

coffee or tea

Micah: I prefer coffee first thing in the morning and sweet tea all day long. It’s best if it’s shared with a friend or sipped in the silence of nap time. Why? Just because it’s what I like.

Carrie: Sweet tea always seems better with friends.

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Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Micah: If I had a superpower it would to be Mary Poppins. With a snap of the fingers and a simple “spit spot” the house would clean itself. “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and – SNAP – the job’s a game.” –Mary Poppins

Carrie: I adore Mary Poppins. She is all kinds of awesome.

Q: Books are kind-of a big deal around here. When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?

Micah: When I walk into a bookstore, I head to the self-help section. I’m not much [of] a fiction reader. When I read, I want to read something that is going to benefit me both intellectually and personally, so I go for the books that teach me something about becoming a better person in some way. 

Carrie: Oh, you’re really missing out! So many of my fave reads are fiction & they DO challenge me intellectually and personally to become a better person. ♥

Q: If I sneaked a peek in your purse right now (which I would never do, I promise!), what would it tell me about you?

Micah: I’m not as organized as I appear. Although I love adorable planners, cute little organizational boxes, and Pinterest-perfect closets, I usually have a stash of a little bit of everything in my purse. You might even find enough leftover snacks to make a lunch. I also never go anywhere without lip-gloss and gum. Those are essentials. If you really dig down deep and look in every pocket and zipper, you might find receipts from the last six months. It’s terrible. I know. I’m working on it, kind of. At least I’m talking about it. That’s the first step. Right?

Carrie: LOL! Our purses could be twins 🙂

Q: Why write about being ‘anchored in’? Why is that important to you?

Micah: There are so many books out there in the world, what could I possibly have to offer? It’s a question so many writers struggle with and I am no different. But the reason I wrote Anchored In is because we all have something unique, something special that we have to offer the world. For me, it’s my personal journey. It’s a story of abandonment and healing. I wrote it for others who have been hurt by someone they love, or struggle with unbearable problems they can’t seem to get out of. I have a passion to offer the hope and healing that I have found with a hurting world. There is power in sharing a story like mine. It’s not just about overcoming hard times. It’s about walking through them with God’s power today. It’s about meeting the person who feels powerless right where they are and pulling them up from the depths of despair by offering simple, tangible steps to take toward healing. Living a power-full life in a problem-filled world is a message I can’t keep from sharing because I have experienced for myself.

Carrie: God is so faithful to take our mess and make it into our message if we let Him!

Q: What is something that surprised you the most while researching Anchored In?

Micah: I found there are a lot of books written about hope, but few written about experiencing God’s power. It’s like we are afraid to share our real, raw God moments. Those are my favorite moments. And I wish more people would talk about them.

Carrie: Me too!

Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Anchored In?

Micah: I want the one who thinks there is nowhere else to turn to see the value in surrendering their life to Jesus. I want people to know that we have access to God’s power through Jesus and that God’s power is revealed to the people that pursue Him.

Carrie: Amen

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Micah: My journey is a one-day at a time kind of journey. What’s next? I’ll cook breakfast for my crew, sweep the floor, shop for more food to cook more meals, and make sure everyone showers and wears deodorant. Then when everyone is in bed, I’ll get out my computer and write whatever God tells me to. And who knows? Maybe there will be another book sometime. We will see!

 

Carrie

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