I’ll be honest, when I wrote / recorded this for Holly I had no clue what more the Lord was doing! So I urge you to pick up her book — it’s WONDERFUL!!
So — here we are and it’s only been a DAY! or maybe two. Goodness, I don’t know. It’s crazy ’round this parts.
But here’s the secret I’ve been keeping for NINE WHOLE MONTHS!
Apparently I’m more than a little challenged when it comes to showcasing someone’s book in a video — grace requested.
Here is a LINK to Sophie’s website – BooMama
Link to the Book’s website – A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet
And here’s a pic of the book and it’s not reversed:
I promise to be back next week!!
The last week has been MORE than surreal. Just a week ago I was finalizing the script for the KLove Fan Awards — yes, you read that right. I wrote the script for the KLove Fan Awards. If you happened to listen to the show — those were my words people were saying … well most of them. You just don’t script that Duck Dynasty bunch — but I was honored they used my ideas! And yes, to answer your question, I’m stunned to have gotten a chance to do this. It was a honor, a thrill and a joy! It was all that and more.
I wish I could describe it to you – but I can’t. There aren’t enough words — or maybe I’m not good enough string the right words together. Let me just share a couple of things about me — I LOVE anything from the historic south — and that means I LOVE the history behind the Ryman. I love that Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn sang here. I love that it was the home of the Grand Ole Opry for many years. I love the history that happened in that place and on that stage. You can’t imagine the thrill of seeing this picture — my words on the teleprompters on the stage at the Ryman! Ryman stage — where amazing people played including Elvis Presley, Hank Williams (the original), Dolly Parton, and SO MANY MORE — and my words… the ones I wrote … I just want to clap my hands and squeal just a bit, but I’ll pretend to be cool, but know this inside I spent the entire evening jumping and clapping in my heart — a few days it just jumped out of me! It was great!
I give God all the credit and the glory for this journey. I planned to write books. I never considered writing a script for an award show — but oh my at the fun I had!! And I hope to write the one for next year!
After an incredible weekend filled with shows, stars, lights, red carpets and parties. I headed home to reality and to something I’d looked forward to even more than the awards show — the family lake weekend! Because I get to spend extended amounts of time with this little guy! Isn’t he wonderful??!! And he makes me laugh, clap my hands and jump up and down more than anything else in my word — his mom and aunt come close, but oh my he is so wonderful!!
(Sadly, I’ve spent the last three days in the bed recovering from some horrific sinus/ respiratory infection that made me sound like like a cross between a 25 year smoker and kermit the frog — lovely sounding — and made me sleep for hours on end. I’m requesting a lake/ family week do over from the family. But I think they are tired at hearing me hack, cough, choke and snore my way through this weekend.
From the Red Carpet to wooden pier with an almost 2 year old boy — I’ll take the pier and the boy any day of the week. It’s a crazy life!
The Lord has taken my life and turned it upside down and around! But it’s ALL good! If you’d told me a year ago that I’d be writing the words “exit STAGE RIGHT” on a script for an awards show I would have LAUGHED at you. After all last year at this time I’d just gotten home from the most amazing two week adventure with my dear friend Melinda. We’d laughed, talked, laughed, prayed and laughed our way across a portion of old Route 66. Twelve days of fun and adventure. The trip was part book tour and part girlfriend adventure — which is perfect setup for the book God, Grace and Girlfriends. We’d talked about her writing and my writing. She was not interested in moving forward — I was ready to write another book.
Fast forward and Melinda is on day 207 or so in her daily devotional blog posts. And if you’re not following her, you are missing out. She is incredibly gifted with the written word and apparently very good with the daily writing thing. (As opposed to her friend here who can barely get a post out every month…. but it’s the thought that counts right?) And she’s not just tossing words on a page, she is pointing us to the Lord. Every post is about our relationship with the Lord.
As for me? I’m knee deep into two new endeavors — one is with my incredible Cruise job. I’m in charge of business development – which means it’s my job to go out and create new cruises. (I have an INCREDIBLE announcement about that coming up in a couple of weeks — but more on that later).
The second new thing I’m doing is writing the script for the KLove Fan Awards!
Amazing, I know! I love how the Lord worked this all out. I just happened to know of Missy Robertson and reached out to her <via facebook message — gotta love facebook> about being a part of the show — she wanted to see a sample of what they’d be doing as hosts. I wrote the sample. The producer of the show and the KLove people liked it and asked me to write the entire show. All of it. Whoa! That’s a God thing right there!
So here I am just over a year after a book tour that I thought would launch me as a Christian author and speaker — and I’m writing a script for an awards show and working behind the scenes at my cruise job, and I couldn’t be HAPPIER!
Isn’t God just Amazing?! He takes all of who we are, all of our experiences and uses them for His Good Purpose. And it rarely turns out the way we think it will — or maybe that’s just me.
What about you? Has God taken you down a new path? OR is trying to get your attention and get you to MOVE to that new path?
Take it from someone who went KICKING and SCREAMING into the new thing — God’s plans are ALWAYS BETTER! ALWAYS!