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Thanks for the Webcast!

Thanks so much to those of you who signed on for our BFF Webcast last week. Oh my! What fun!

I read the transcript of your chatter after the webcast was over, and y’all had a ball, didn’t you? You asked great questions during the webcast, and I hope you enjoyed chatting with Shannon and Amy.

The questions that weren’t addressed on the video were noted on a document, and I’ll work on answering those during the holidays and get those answers posted in January. Again, thanks for taking time to chat. I hope we can do it again sometime!

First Newsy Item:

Our fearless leader, Angie Arndt, is stepping down as co-coordinator of the group. Due to health and personal issues, she can’t commit as much time to the group as before. This puts us in need of a co-coordinator to serve with Renee Smith.

If you feel the Lord calling you to help lead this group, please email me at: I’ll let you know the qualifications and responsibilities for the position. It is a completely volunteer position but I hope rewarding in the relationships you develop with this great team of folks.

Second Newsy Item:

This will be our last team newsletter for 2014. We’ll also suspend the weekly activity sheet contest until the new year.

Life has become pretty overwhelming in the past few weeks, and I need a break. I’m off to CO Springs to stay with my daughter for a week of recovery after her surgery and will be flying to GA for our Christmas celebration this year. These trips on top of an already taxing schedule is simply too much. I hope you understand.

When January comes around, I hope to be rested and ready to begin some serious (and exciting) promotion for The Pharaoh’s Daughter! Which leads me to…your Christmas presents!

Merry Christmas to My BFFs

A few months ago, Amy (the marketing mgr you talked with on the webcast) asked me if I wanted any ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of The Pharaoh’s Daughter to give away. Since Revell never printed ARCs, I didn’t know how the system worked, so Amy explained the ARCs are just like a regular copy of the book but printed before the book has been fully edited.

Long story short…each of my BFFs will receive an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of The Pharaoh’s Daughter in the mail sometime in mid-December. This is a real-life, paper, typos-included, do-not-resale copy of my pre-released book! The story has gone through two more edits since the ARC printing but nothing substantive. If you’ve had any mailing address change, please let me know immediately (

No strings attached. You do not have to read it, review it, post it, tweet it, pin it, or anything else remotely related to responsible BFF behavior. It’s strictly a gift. I only ask that you not pass it along to anyone else because it’s not in final form, and I don’t want others seeing a less-than-top-quality product.  😉

Enjoy Your Holiday Season

I’ll post occasionally on our private FB Page, but I thought I’d leave you with a few thoughts for the holiday season that’s rapidly approaching. I had a friend challenge me a few weeks ago to lay on my bed—no TV, radio, cell phone—in complete silence. Stare at the ceiling, alone, for five minutes.

Talk to the Lord.

Praise Him for Who He is.

Thank Him for the blessings He’s brought into your life.

Tell Him you trust Him for the things you don’t understand.

And then be still…and know that He is God. He came to this earth to be with us—Immanuel. Give Him the gift of your silence.


Today’s Question:

  • Do you have any questions about the ARCs or The Pharaoh’s Daughter?

Comments 16

  1. Wow. That’s all I can say. That Christmas gift is SO nice of you, Mesu!! Oh my word. Thank you so much; I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

    And sad to hear about Angie, but with complete understanding. Thank you, Angie for your work you’ve done! We appreciate you!

    Have a really good and relaxing trip, Mesu. And Merry Christmas!!

    1. You’re so welcome, Raechel! It’s been an honor to join Mesu in her ministry. It was a hard decision to make, but we’ve had a lot of sickness and a death in our family and they need me right now. I’ll still be a BFF though!

      Hugs for your sweet comment!

  2. Enjoy your well earned rest, both Mesu and Angie. I hope you both enjoy a very blessed holiday season and look forward to the new year!
    Mesu, i envy you the mountains, I lived in Pueblo for 8 years and left there 9 years ago. I still mourn my mountains. Enjoy!

  3. Wow what an awesome Christmas gift Mesu! I’m SO excited! 😀 Also early Merry Christmas to you! I hope you have an amazing time with your daughter!

    Also will be praying for the new coordinator (whoever it is suppose to be)!

  4. Wow! Thanks Mesu. I hope you enjoy your break and prayer for your daughter’s recovery. I look forward to the ARC and I understand about needing time to just devote to yourself. I must take the time to do as you and your friend said. I never stop to really talk to Him that way. It’s like I say hello, list my requests and say something like,”Love you, bye.” It’s not the ideal way to pray and it’s not all the time but it happens. I do love praising Him with my music. I will pray for a new co-coordinator for the group. Thanks for all you do.

  5. As I sit with my mom at the eye doctor’s I read your post, Mesu, and I’m smiling at the awesome gift you’re sending and understanding your need to step back during the holidays and wishing you blessings. I will be praying for you and Angie who has helped me bunches and she loves poodles. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Y’all are so gracious! Thanks so much for your understanding. I’ll be sure to send out a group email when I put the ARCs in the mail so you’ll know to watch for them.

    Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!! 😉

  7. Dear Mesu, so excited about the copy!!! What a great Christmas present! I can’t think of anything I would like more. Hoping that you have a well deserved “mini vaca” with your family and I do hope that your daughter is on the way to a fast recovery! You do so much for your readers and for your BBF family that I can’t think of anyone else that needs to get away for a bit then you. Will be waiting with anticipation for our 2015 blog!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

  8. Oh Thank you Mesu! What a wonderful gift! I think those of us who could join your chat thoroughly enjoyed it. Prayers for your trip and your daughter’s surgery, as well as blessed Christmas celebration. We will look forward to newsletters come 2015!

    Annie, one of our fearless leaders, you will be missed. I hope to still see you around on chats and comments, please don’t be a stranger! 😉 I will pray that God helps you through all the challenges you are going through!

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  10. Mesu, I totally understand the challenged you face and you need to take care of yourself. I think they would all agree that we care very deeply for you and want you to be healthy and happy more than anything.
    Angie, you will be deeply missed:(
    I was wondering, for those of us that had to work during the webcast:(, is there any way we can get a copy of the transcript? It’s not like being there but the next best thing.
    And thank you for the book. What a wonderful Christmas gift! Bless you and your loved ones, and all the BFFs. Have a lovely and peaceful Christmas:)

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