Friday, January 1, 2016

Seekerville is Closed Today

"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you,  plans to give you a hope and a future."  (Jeremiah 29:11)

Please join us again tomorrow...and prepare to face your fears in 2016!

Happy New Year!
The Seekers


Ruth Logan Herne said...

I know we're closed (mostly to recover!!!!) but I just had to pop in and thank everyone for all their help in making the New Year's Eve party such a success!

Special thanks to Audra for all the work she did, to Tina for the memes she created and everyone who hosted.... How much fun was that??? And we all lived! :)

Bless you! May God richly bless you and may the peace of Christ be with you throughout this coming year.


Donna said...

Happy New Year and God bless everyone!

Preslaysa Williams said...

Happy New Year Seekerville! Enjoy your day of rest, and blessings to everyone in 2016 :-)

Barbara Scott said...

Good morning, RUTHY, TINA, AUDRA, and all the others in Seekerville who make this site so special. May the Lord pour out His abundant blessings on you and on all of us who benefit from your help and ministry every day!!! I'm looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for us in 2016. :) Enjoy your day of rest!!

Just Commonly said...

Happy New Year, Seekerville! Had a blast yesterday! Let's do it again this year! Lol.

Sandy Smith said...

Happy New Year Seekerville! I had a blast yesterday. Sorry I bailed on the west coasters. Keli did a great job closing it out. May this be a year full of blessings for everyone.

Mary Connealy said...


Kathryn Barker said...

Happy, happy New Year Seekerville! Wishing you all a blessed New Year full of amazing joy and the presence of the Prince of Peace!!

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Aw, it's good to see us all up and working!!!!

Well, I'm workin', don't know much 'bout the rest of youse slackers!


Happy New Year!!!!

Kara said...

Thanks for a great party, how you bless us!! Happy New Year to you all and your families, yay for 2016!!

Caryl Kane said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks for the fabulous party. Blessings to you and your families!

Vince said...

Bravae Divissimae!*
Hail to the Maximum Divas!

Special thanks to two
Special Ladies:
Ruth and Audra
For your amazing organizational triumph in putting on Seekerville's New Year's Party!

This was a major effort, oh my goodness, if you were a host, as I was, you would have received a two page host instruction sheet that Ruth sent out well in advance of the party. It was like getting new orders in the Air Force!

Ruth collected the host's favorite quotes, photos, inspirational video clips, recipes, bios, along with giving assignment times and partners. When it came our time to host, like magic, quotes, pictures, video clips, bios, and more just appeared on the Seekerville page just before our hour began.

This had to be a monumental effort to manage and I just know there had to be a plotter in this mix somewhere.

Anyway...three cheers for Ruth and Audra for the best Seekerville New Year's Party ever!


* I'm not sure the Italians would really use this phrase but as far as I know it is correct.

Vince said...

A New Year Dilemma Already!

This morning I just finished Myra's "Horseman" Trilogy and gave up on a romance that had scenes that were two to three times longer than the story movement needed. (Please, authors, if your manuscript is short of words, just don't make the scenes longer!)

So I check Amazon and I discovered that two books had been downloaded into my account while I slept! Janet Dean's, "The Bounty Hunter's Redemption," and Tina's, "Rocky Mountain Reunion," -- so which one should I start to read this afternoon? Which one would you read first?

Do you think it would be fair to read the author who has gone the longest without a book release?

Decisions, decisions, decisions!


Marianne Barkman said...

I suggest...BOTH, oh, that might not work for you. In that case, I'd choose Janets

Marianne Barkman said...

Today the site is again working without checking off I am not a robot. I wonder if I was trying to post too many comments yesterday? I can be that way.

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Marianne, that could be. And the robot thing doesn't have to be obeyed, we just ignore it.

Vince, read Janet's!!! It's on my TBR pile with Tina's newest one and I can't wait to read it!!!!

I have fallen in love with history allllll over again.

And didn't we have fun yesterday!!!

VINCE!!! Thank you for your kind words, it's only taken me and the Audranator two years to start to iron out kinks. I was so pleased!

So we're ready for next year, a little older, wiser, and with a few tricks up our sleeves. But for this year, we're going to concentrate on encouraging folks to kick those fears to the curbs....

The insensible ones.

Fear of being eaten by bears is sensible.

Fear of walking alone on a dark, crime-riddled street is sensible.

Fear of alligators, also considered sensible.

Spiders? nuh, uh.... Tough it out.

Yellow jackets? Only if you're deathly allergic.


only poisonous varieties.

So our job is to boldly go forth and do our best to break ground.

We've moved past our limits!!! Now we just need to lasso those stinkin' fears.

Grabbin' my lariat!

Vince said...

Thanks Marianne & Ruth:

I am now happily reading "The Bounty Hunter's Redemption," and after letting the first Chapter get its hooks into me, it's way too late to stop reading now!

Already, "The Bounty Hunter's Redemption," has taken me back to my favorite Janet Dean book, "Courting Miss Adelaide" -- with both stories taking place in Indiana with stories that are just a year apart: 1897 and 1898.

Small town, shop keeping, highly sympathetic child, a hero who can step in and save a broken family. Wow! This is what I like in a romance plus it's a historical. Looks like a fun weekend ahead.


Vince said...

A Second Try

OSU vs Miss
Sugar Bowl
Playing Right Now

Sandy Smith said...

Marianne, I had the same problem last night, too, and I think it was from posting so much as it happened at the end of my hour of cohosting.

Ruthy, I did have to check I am not a Robot or it wouldn't post my comments. Then it started making me do tests, like checking all the pictures with mountain ranges. Glad it's working better now.

CatMom said...

Happy New Year, dear Seeker friends!!
The party yesterday was WONDERFUL!!
Blessings and Hugs, Patti Jo (who still has fireworks in her neighborhood!) ;)

kaybee said...

Congratulations to Wilani on winning the Grand Prize and to all the other winners.
This has been a great year.
See you Monday. I'm off to squeeze one more day out of The Holidays, going to a huge mall to look at their decorations, THEN it's on to 2016. Even though it's already here.
Kathy Bailey
Reluctant to let go but looking forward to 2016 in NH