Friday, October 16, 2015

I'm Expecting!!!



In July of 2010, I began a journey towards the hopeful publication of my devotional book, Seeking the Light of God’s Comforter. . .When Challenges Dim Our View.

Oh, the twists and turns these past five years have held. It has been a roller coaster ride with open doors, then closed doors, then an open door only to have it (and more) close.

The Lord kept me motivated and believing, even when my feelings would be drooping and wondering. There was a dormant year and then a potential open door came to my attention in July of 2014.

 That open door was a self-publishing company “in the making” and I knew the man at the helm and believed with him, and for him and his business partners, as they worked. I had been asked to come on board with them when all was ready. 

Waiting with some tangible realities was still a waiting time, but one that appeared hopeful for all concerned.

The end of August of this year, word came that their endeavor had to be surrendered. It was a great disappointment to the ones who had worked so hard for nearly 2 years to bring their dream of creating the publishing company to fulfillment. True, it did have ripple effects for me but mostly I was focused on these other individuals who were needing to let go of their dream. 


During the year of 2014, as I waited on that self-publishing door to open, I was aware of Redemption Press -  a company in my geographic area. I am acquainted slightly with Athena Dean, the Director and Co-founder of this company. I know some history of how this company had risen out of the ashes of a dire set of circumstances that had affected many lives - lives now healed and whole again and thriving. 

They named their company well for, indeed, it was a redemption of what they had been through.

So, I got redirected!!

Redemption Press had not been in existence during those years of my own journey of twists and turns and open doors and closed doors yet God keeping me believing - even through some drooping times.

God knew back in July of 2010, when He started my journey toward publication of our book, what was waiting to unfold - not only in my life along the way but how He was working in the lives of the individuals that now comprise Redemption Press.

He needed the time to work - His timing - so that we could all meet up at the intersection of the fulfillment of the dreams.

I sought out information from Redemption Press and found the right answers and a seemingly ready-made “family” right in my own backyard. Personal attention will be a plus when working with facts and figures and questions.

On Tuesday, October 13th, I had an hour phone consultation with Athena Dean Holtz. With all my years of preparation, I had  the information she needed to work up a pre-publication proposal which arrived the next day! 

I had already been revising and editing my manuscript weeks before and am, as I write this, still working toward completion this weekend of the major text parts. 

Redemption Press is ready to take those and get them going to their copyeditor. 

My book cover, which I designed, has been approved - so grateful - and in time a graphic team will take over with that and my photos to get all of the book formatted.

The process is fascinating and it is a testimony to God’s faithfulness in bringing the right people together at the right timing - His promises to fulfill.

I am expecting!! 

The due date is February, 2016.!!

In awe of God’s faithfulness - I share this good news! 


23 comments:

  1. Congratulations Lynn...it's been a long row to hoe!

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    1. Yes and I am so grateful I did not give up. Thank you for sharing in the joy and though there iis work left to do, I am willing to keep going.

      Love,
      Lynn

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  2. Congratulations Lynn...it's been a long row to hoe!

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  3. Oh Lynn! This is awesome news both for you and for those who will be blessed by your writings!!! Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. You have been such an encourager along this journey. I am somewhat overwhelmed but very grateful as I see how God choreographed these steps.

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  4. Rejoicing with you, Lynn! You have waited well for this moment. February can't come soon enough.

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    1. Vicki - how nice it feels to share good news.

      You, my friend, have waited well, with me and been an encouragement as you have walked through the publishing of your own book/s.

      Hand in hand with Him and others is the right way to travel!


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    2. Lynn, I am thrilled to share in this wonderful news. You hung in there and never wavered. Steadfast all the way, believing.
      So, sign me up for a copy. Cheers!
      love you.
      Colleen

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    3. It is happy news to share with you, Colleen.

      I will not only sign you up for a copy, I am planning on your being the "godmother"!!

      Love to you, sweet friend!

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  5. Soooooooo excited & delighted for you, Lynn! Woo hoo!! Can't wait to purchase my ebook when they are birthed! You've shown great patience & persistence. God bless. Lotsoluv Kerryn

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    1. Thank you, Kerryn - wonder if they do "baby showers" for women older than Sarah was when she birthed Isaac??

      God bless YOU for all the encouragement over these years.

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  6. So excited!!!! And February....Valentine's Day!! What a gift of LOVE from God to you, and to us from God through you!! <3

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    1. I do like the due date as hearts are definitely a key and have been a key all along especially God's heart in leading me on this journey.

      I am excited to get the encouragement out - thanks for all your prayers along the way!

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  7. Congratulations Lynn! Excellent news :)

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    1. I am so happy to share the news - thanks, KBD!

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  8. Lynn! That is so exciting. I'm grateful God is paving the way for your words to make their way to a larger audience. How exciting to watch this dream come true for you!!! I've always felt, deep down, that the would happen!!!!! Much love!

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    1. Thank you, deni - surely this got mapped out in ways I could never have known ,like so many other things in our lives. It is a boost when happy events come our way. I appreciate your believing for me - and with me - esp. during the times it would have been easy to give up.

      xo Lynn

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  9. This is such great news Lynn - and I agree you have "waited well" to see it all come to fruition. May the birthing process run smoothly, so we (and many others) can share the joy in February! xo

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    1. Thank you, Fiona - I'll be tossing a copy all the way to you there in Austrailia!

      We'll have to have a virtual celebration party like the ones we have had before where there are NO calories in all the goodies.

      :) Lynn

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  10. Oh Lynn!!!! I am just beyond thrilled for you and this exciting new venture that the Lord has made possible in your life!!! Long ago, I felt you had SUCH a gift and see that the Lord, in His perfect time, has brought this to fruition!! He will touch so many lives through your book and through the gifts that He has given you... both through the incredibly talented writer that you are, through the struggles He has allowed you to experience to further His kingdom, and through your amazing gift of compassion and your caring, empathetic heart!!! I am just rejoicing with you and already can't wait to buy your book. I pray God's richest blessings as you move forward and anticipate this beautiful birth!! Love you! Roxy

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    1. Sweet friend - some years have passed by since you would sit in my front room, stepping away from your own apt. just next door - and share of life and God and His faithfulness in both of our lives. You were such an encouragement then and have remained a faithful encourager ever since ( though I do miss your being next door )!

      I am excited to share this news with you, for you held onto such faith in my wriitng and my hopes to one day be published. It is my joy to celebrate this news with you. Thanks so much for your kind comments.

      Love, Love,
      Lynn

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  11. Precious Lynn I am so excited for you that I could dance a little dance for you even with my fibro. LOL If anyone deserved this you do my friend. You have worked hard, been patient and waited on the Lord to open the right doors. I can't wait to get my copy of your book. Congratulations and God bless you always dear friend...~NancyDittert

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  12. Hello, Nancy - yes, is is exciting news and I am happy to share it with you. I do see God's hand in the waiting and in where I am now. A new adventure begins!

    Blessings back -
    Love, Lynn

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