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2016 Ponderings

2016 Ponderings

Aloha, Beautiful Readers
Earlier this week I posted these words on Facebook:
Selah week begins for my ruffled spirit. Time to pause, ponder and quietly praise God as the year wanes. My journal is full. Much to share.
A Beautiful Reader asked:  What is Selah week?
I replied: Selah week is what I call the week between Christmas and New Years. You won’t find it on any calendar. Just mine. The word Selah is included in some of the Psalms. It means “pause”. Take a moment to consider. Absorb the deeper meaning. For me it means instead of being in such a hurry, stop, look, listen. Don’t rush into the next year without taking wisdom from all that happened this year.

Have you found time to pause and ponder yet this week? I hope you do.
I’d like to share a few dream-come-true moments that happened here at Robin’s Nest during 2016.

JANUARY
Swam in the ocean with our wee grandson, BabyBoyBlue and wrote my little heart out
FEBRUARY
Spoke at Point Loma University Writer’s Symposium by the Sea
MARCH
Spoke at the HIM Conference, Oahu, with my husband
APRIL
Took AmTrack to Colorado to celebrate GrandBabyBoy turning 2
MAY
Re-release of Christy&Todd: The College Years Series with gorgeous new covers
JUNE
Spent 3 delightful days on set in Vancouver BC for the filming of
Finding Father Christmas starring Erin Krakow

July/August
Visits from lots of friends, lots of writing and lots of conversations with publishers and producers
SEPTEMBER
Release of How My Book Became a Movie and
Re-release of Finding/Engaging Father Christmas in one book

OCTOBER
Release of a new novella, Kissing Father Christmas

NOVEMBER
Premier airing of Finding Father Christmas on
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on November 13th. The movie broke the network record by being the most
watched and highest rated Christmas movie!
Release of Sandy Toes, Book 1 in the Christy&Todd: The Baby Years Series
DECEMBER
Gunn Clan gathering in Newport Beach for Grandpa’s 90th birthday. Spoke at 3 Christmas events.
Ended the year with Robin’s Nest BookShop offering an exclusive Collection Sale
Sale runs from December 28th-31st. 
A highlight of my time in Los Angles this month was a lovely dinner with several producers and my agent that involved . . .
plans for a future movie!
Details coming as soon as I can share more with all of you! Until then, may I share with you several verses that resonated in my heart throughout 2016?

Ask for a sign from your GOD. Ask anything. Be extravagant. Ask for the moon! Isaiah 7:11

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!  Psalm 115:1

I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Revelations 3:8

Wishing you a quiet time this week when you can pause and ponder the happenings of 2016 in your own life and then dare to dream about what God might desire to accomplish in you and through you and for you in the year ahead..

Selah.
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  • starving author

    Thank you for such wonderful encouragement, I need it a lot.

  • Gail Helgeson

    Thank you for this wisdom. I just spent some time doing this. My word for the new year : transformation. I am willing to accept what this word entails in 2017. Now I am off to your shop to order, How My Book Became A Movie! Happy New Year.

    • I hope the little book was inspiring for you. Transformation is a fantastic word!