Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Weekend Edition


Seekerville brings you a very concise Weekend Edition, as we waddle off for more eggnog and cookies, to celebrate the Christ in Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

We Have Winners

If you are not familiar with our giveaway rules, take a minute to read them here. It keeps us all happy! All winners should send their name, address, and phone number to claim prizes. Send to Seekers@Seekerville.net


Winners of Rocky Mountain Cowboy, the final Love Inspired installment of the adventures in Paradise, Colorado are Tanya Agler and Caryl Kane. Meg Brummer won the Facebook copy.

Janet Dean headlined our first post of the week chatting about hope in her post "Hope: Waiting Expectantly." Trixi, Marianne Barkman and Carroll Pellegrineli are the winners of eBook copies of her Christmas novella A Daddy for Christmas, a delightful story of second chances.

Wednesday we were delighted to welcome Villager, Terri Weldon to Seekerville with her post, "The Destructive Power of Procrastination." Linda Sammaratin is the winner of an e-copy of her holiday novella, The Christmas Bride Wore Boots.

  Jolene Navarro joined us in Seekerville on Thursday, for her post on archetypes, "Your Life is a Cast of Characters." CindyW is the winner of Forever Christmas Kiss, and Sharee Stover is the winner of The Soldier's Surprise Family. Winner of the Caroline Myss Archetype cards is Jill Weatherholt.

Next Week in Seekerville

Monday: Seekerville is Closed to Celebrate the Birth of our Lord.

Tuesday:  Sandra Leesmith is your hostess and will talk about hosting a Facebook Party. She has invited Tanya Stowe, from Faith, Hope and Love chapter of RWA to share how she set up the Facebook Party that featured Sandra as one of the authors.  


Wednesday: Speculative Fiction author and librarian, Steve Rzasa is our special guest today. Stop by for "On Track." Steve is generously offering a first 15-pages critique of a Speculative Fiction manuscript to one commenter in preparation for the ACFW Genesis Contest. Leave a comment and let us know you want to be entered.  And because we are delighted when a librarian stops by, Seekerville is giving away an Out Of Print tote in honor of his visit. 


Thursday: Tina Radcliffe brings you "Regional Cues and Clues." Should your heroine say soda or pop? Sneaker or tennis shoe? Let's discuss the fun quirks of regional terminology that can add authenticity to your writing. The prize vault is open.


Friday: Best of the Archives with Sandra Leesmith.  Sandra will bring back her popular post on "The Perfect Place To Write." Comments are closed on Fridays so we can all catch up on our reading and writing.


Seeker Sightings



Seekerville Rockin'It New Year's Eve Party!

Come one, come all and join us on 12/31 for a day full of fun-filled conversation, glasses raised to the health of all and peace on Earth, and well-thought reminders for kicking discouragement to the curb. We'll embrace the strong words of Joshua 1:9: Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” 

Join us for hourly prizes as we welcome in the new year, and a chance for our end of day grand prize, a Kindle Fire! All commenters go into the day-long cowboy hat of opportunity!
 Links are closed today!  

Except to tell you about the Love Inspired Amish Blitz! Coming in January. Details here. 


Details at http://bit.ly/2fGt8LT




Merry Christmas from Seekerville!

65 comments :

  1. Congratulations to all the winners!
    Thank you Janet for A ADADDY FOR CHRISTMAS!
    Great WE MISS TINA,
    Merry Christmas to all!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and your momma, Marianne. (Still LOVE the hair. Jealous!)

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  2. Oh my stars!!!! I laughed SO hard at that video I had tears!! How cute (and I love how Ruthy was the one showing the pie she'd baked, LOL!). Loved it!!
    Great WE as always, Miss T!
    CONGRATS to all the winners!
    Looking forward to the New Year's Eve Party!!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS, Seekerville Friends!!
    Happy Hugs, Patti Jo :)

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    1. Isn't that a hoot???? Love it!!!!!

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    2. Obviously something isn't showing up on the iPad version of the WE. Must wait until I can get to my "real" computer so I can see what all the to-do is about!

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    3. Yes, indeed a hoot. I didn't know I could dance and play the drums either. LOL Sure is fun though.

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    4. I couldn't see it on my phone either. Not compatible with Apple products, Myra.

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    5. Had to use Chrome and temporarily enable Flash to see it on my MacBook, Tina.

      Nancy C

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  3. Merry CHRISTmas, Seekerville and friends!

    Loved the video!

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  4. Who knew Connealy could dance like that??? Tina, that rocked the morning, I'm laughing like crazy!!!!

    Merry Christmas, beloved Seekerville!!!!!!

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  5. Wow! I knew you were all very talented, but dancing, singing and playing instruments...I LOVED THE VIDEO! Thank you for including it today.

    Congratulations to all the winners! I'm excited that I was one as well. Thank you so much!

    May each and everyone in Seekerville, all Seekers and Villagers have a very Blessed Christmas with family and friends. May the glory of His birth radiate through you during this wonderful season.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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    1. Cindy, wishing you all the same, my friend. God bless you and that lovely family! And the pup!!!

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  6. Merry, Merry CHRISTmas, Seekerville!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Connie. Thanks for making our Village special! Praying for a great 2017 for you and yours.

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  8. Loved, loved, loved the video!

    Merry Christmas to every one in Seekerville! May the Christ in Christmas bless you this season and throughout the coming year!

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    1. Thank you, Edwina. Praying for continued writing success for you this upcoming year. Merry Christmas to you and your husband and family!

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    1. Jessica! It's going to be the best writing year every. Enjoy the holidays, because then we are going to hit the ground running!

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    2. Thank you, Jessica. God bless you!

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  10. Seconding Tina's comment, Merry CHRISTmas to Seekerville!

    Busy day here. Five-year-old granddaughter is an angel in her church's Christmas program at noon today. We were told if we wanted a good seat to get there by 11:15--WOW!!

    Then off for a Middle Eastern lunch with the fam (Christmas Eve tradition for our missionary daughter & her family).

    Then we have to arrive for choir warmups at our church by 5:15 tonight to sing at the two traditional candlelight services, 6 and 10 p.m.! Plus lasagne/potluck supper in between.

    Hoping the grandkids don't wake up TOO early in the morning!!

    What are the odds??????

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  11. Great Weekend edition. Congrats to all the Winners. Yay!!! We have one more week of winners for 2016. Then we'll have all the fun at the New Year's Party. Yay!!! More winners. And a Kindle Fire. woo hooooo

    Hope to see you New Year's Eve

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  12. Merry, Merry Christmas to all my Seeker sisters and to all of you out there who make our blog such a wonderful blessing. May your day be filled with the love of the one who's birthday we are celebrating. Our Lord, Jesus the Christ. Enjoy and know I love all of you.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! Bless you!!! And thank you for helping with the New Year's Eve party!!!!

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  13. Cute video, Seekers!!!

    Mary, Dawling, you look marvelous...

    A very Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!

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  14. Merry Christmas to my dear Seekerville family! I'm asking abundant blessings for each of you this Christmas and throughout the New Year! Heading to church at 4 PM to start our celebration with worship. Each of you will be covered with prayer and love!

    You mean so much to me!!!

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Debby! We've been to two candlelight services and are now home and settled in for the evening..

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    2. Enjoy your night, Missy! Did you sing at both services? How special!!! I'm sure your hubby is so busy this time of year. Prayers for added stamina!

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    3. We had Dave's family in for Christmas Eve... and church this morning, then a fun day with some family here.... So we're enjoying this wonderful weekend holiday stuff!

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  15. If the writing doesn't work out, you ladies could always take your singing act on the road :-)

    Congrats to all you winners! May everyone have a blessed, love-filled Christmas.

    Nancy C

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    1. Merry Christmas Nancy! Sending the warm blessings of the sweet Lord right back to you!

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  16. Blessed Merry Christmas to all you ladies here on Seekerville!!! Praying for many more blessings for the New Year too!

    That video had me laughing, I love those jib-jab cards :-D They have for every occasion imaginable! So fun!!



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    1. Thanks for the prayers, Trixi! We're praying for you and your needs as well.

      Hugs!

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    2. Trixi, wishing you a very merry Christmas!!!!

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  17. Merry Christmas to all of Seekerville! I pray you all are blessed with God's treasured blessings of hope and love...and find many books under the tree!

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    1. Thanks, Sherida. Praying the same for you!

      Much love!

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    2. Sherida, thank you for all the love and support and help you give to so many authors (including me, dear lady!) Merry Christmas!

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  18. Yeah!! So excited to read The Soldier's Surprise Family! Thank you!!!

    Today's our anniversary so can't stay long, I'm just popping in to say Merry Christmas all!!

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    1. Happy Anniversary, Sharee! What a special time for a wedding!

      Merry Christmas too!

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    2. Merry Christmas, Sharee! And I just mailed you a copy of Cowboy Christmas Homecoming... Enjoy!!!

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  19. Merry Christmas to all my friends in Seekerville

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    1. Prayers for a wonderful 2017, Wilani!!!

      Much love!

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    2. Wilani, Merry Christmas! Bless you!

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  20. Wishing a very Merry Christmas to everyone in Seekerville. May your day be filled with blessings and celebrating with family and friends. Can't wait for the New Year's Eve party next weekend!

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    1. Sandy, get your dancing shoes ready, darling! And bring some noisemakers!!!!!

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  21. Merry Christmas to all! I'm looking forward to the New year's party for sure!

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    1. Heidi, I'm looking forward to it, too!

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    2. Heidi, Merry Christmas to you! We're looking forward to NYE too, it's such a perfect way to segue into a new, fun (work-filled!!!) new year. SWEEEEEEET!

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  22. Merry Christmas! Congratulations to all of the winners!
    I was running around from sun up to sun down yesterday and completely forgot to pop in. I'm so excited to win Caroline Myss Archetype cards...thank you so much!
    That video is absolutely hilarious!

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    1. Barbara, Merry Christmas back!!!! Sending you northern hugs!

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  24. Sneaking in the back door on 12/26.... because it's fun to wave to all o' youse!

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  25. Sneaking in as well to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas! My mom has been in town since Wednesday so I haven't had the chance to engage. :)

    God bless you all!

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