It is easy to get into competitive mode with one's creative endeavors, and to feel like if one person does well, then that means less of the pie for you. And let's be honest---few of us are going to order two Lent devotionals. (Let's be honest even further and say that for many of my readers, one Lent devotional is a stretch. Ahem.)
But Ruth and I are in a writing group together, and we scheme about creating a writers' guild that would support, cross-promote, maybe even co-publish our work. If she does well, I'm happy. It's also good for me. And vice versa. And if either of us does well, it's good for the RevGals, the grandmama of online communities that I was honored to help form more than six years ago. (Grandmama? Yes. It's kinda like dog years.) And one hopes that the reign of God is somehow illuminated too.
But what we all want, at the heart of it, is to write and be read. So order one of these books.