If you know me at all you know that I love music...and this holiday season has been incredibly special as every weekend has held a beautiful Christmas concert & this one today was no exception! It was an amazing time in Canada at the @cbcmontreal sing-in at @standrewstpaul church in Montreal!
🎀//day 2 memories//🎀
If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; If your kicked in the gut, He'll help you catch your breath. //Psalm 34:18(The Message)//
❤️ ...lots of laughter, deep conversations of the heart (and talks of being scarred from IG videos& dessert hahaha😉), tears shared in safe places and the blessing of friendship and encouragement make for a perfect evening! So blessed by you both ♥️
Whenever I am in Lake Placid, I smile a hugely grateful and humble smile as I drive past the Lake Placid Library. This place holds a special place in my writing journey, as they were the first library to put a copy of #prayingthroughlymedisease in their circulation! . . . As some of you are aware, it can be incredibly hard to get an indie book (which #prayingthroughlymedisease is) into library circulation for a variety of reasons (including circulation needs & interest). At the time this book was accepted it was not well-known (at all!) & sales were very very slowly growing. In addition, I had already been turned down over 350 times from other libraries. . . Despite all of this, Lake Placid Library took a chance on this beginning author & put the book into circulation. I have said this often when speaking on indie writing, but after that, it was truly like a door opened for this little book in lots of ways. . . Since that time #prayingthroughlyme has had more than 25,000 copies in print, is about to be translated into it's 7th language (!!), and is in numerous libraries around the world...and it all started because someone took a chance on me. . . If you are an indie author putting in tons of hours & work that no one sees behind the scenes I am applauding you & cheering you on! Keep up the work friends! Your words are important & need to be read so keep pressing on. . . And to Lake Placid Library, you will always have a special place in my heart of gratitude for taking a chance on this book and all of your support! I will always be so incredibly grateful for your kindness! . . (PS - How adorable is this Library??!? 😍)
🎀🌲🎀 happily stuffed Christmas journals make me smile 🎀🌲🎀
Celebrating advent means being able to wait [and] waiting is an art// CS Lewis
🎀🌲🎀Happy December holiday snack trays to people who have made such an incredible impact on our lives in many behind the scenes ways each and everyday!! 🎀🌲🎀