SHARON TUBBS is a Christian who loves to write. She has worked professionally as a journalist since 1995 and has reported and written about various news topics, from local government issues to race relations to national religious events. Currently, she is a community news editor for a major newspaper in Florida.
Her passion is writing about God’s love and His vision for believers. She confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1995, shortly after graduating from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and moving away from her home state to jumpstart a journalism career in suburban New Jersey. Hundreds of miles away from the security of home, she realized that God was the source of true peace, contentment, and most importantly eternal life. Since moving to Florida in 1996, she has used church leadership activities and other venues to encourage women in the Tampa Bay area to write poetry, devotionals, and books with Christian themes. She has also sponsored a “small group” home Bible study affiliated with Grace Family Church in Lutz, Florida, where she has been a member since January 2008. She feels blessed to learn from other women, while helping to facilitate their growth, as well.
The Living in the Pink project originated when Sharon wrote a version of the first story, Revelation, for a writing contest. She didn’t plan to create a series at the time. In fact, that story stayed tucked away in the annals of her computer for years before she looked at it again. The second go-round, she saw potential for something more and began to develop the central character “Sister Pinky,” using humor and real-life situations to touch others in a down-to-earth way. In 2009, the project was launched online at LivingInThePink.com as a monthly short story series and newsletter with themes inspired by struggles that many women face.
In the spring of 2010, Sharon finalized a deal with Moody Publishers to expand the Living in the Pink project. That same year, she also contracted with See Media, a Christian company that publishes 30-day devotionals for woman. Both the Living in the Pink project and Sharon’s devotional for See Media are scheduled for release in April 2011.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Living in the Pink is a series of humorous and insightful short stories with Christian underpinnings. Through the eyes of the wise “Sister Pinky” and Believers Ministries International Church, these stories highlight issues that women grapple with but that often remain unspoken in religious circles. The characters are everyday wives, mothers, and singles. They develop and gain a spiritual perspective in dealing with romantic relationships, wayward children, jealousy, church traditions, Christian hypocrisy, and self-righteous judgment, among other themes.
Discussion questions help readers connect with the storylines and urge them to look within—and up—to reach their highest potential in life.
Book Review by Linda Fegins
The delightful book “Living In the Pink”, authored by Sharon Tubbs, is full of real life colorful characters, humor, insightful short stories about the lives of people and relevant life issues surrounding the characters who have chosen to live their life in the pink. The central character is a once worldly woman, affectionately called “Sister Pinky” who knows about living in the pink, but who has been transformed and now reaches out to help others with godly wisdom and spirit-led solutions. Sister Pinky’s mission is to guide women out of their pinkish state and into walking in the light of God’s Word and ways without compromise.
What is the pink state? It’s a state of straddling the fence where one has not totally committed his or her life to walking in the ways of Christ, but have continued to live a carnal lifestyle. The person may say they believe in God, but only enough to call themselves “spiritual” without having to make significant changes in their lives.
Sharon Tubbs shares life lessons in a non “preachy” way, but challenges and inspires women to honestly examine their life choices and to find out how to grow in the ways of Christ and to live a righteous and victorious lifestyle. This page turner has discussion questions at the end of each story that inspire self-reflection. The short stories and discussion questions make this an excellent book for women’s groups to study. The short stories address relevant issues that exist in the church today. This book works well as an individual read or as a study tool for church groups.