Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thursday Sisterhood with Mindy Obenhaus



Family Status:  Married, 5 kids, 2 at home; 5 grands 

What Is Your Favorite Beverage: Tea or water. I’m a tea (hot) junkie, buying my tea by the half-kilo. 

What Is Your Favorite Food: Sushi, steak, pizza…. Depends on which day you ask me, but something chocolate or sweet always wins out.

What Is Your Favorite Thing to do During Free Time: Free time? What’s that? However, if there’s a little downtime, I like to read or shop.

Who Has Been the Most Influential Person in Your Life: After deep thought, I would have to say Jesus. He’s been a part of almost every decision/thought/desire in my life.

First Book You Fell in Love With: The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

A Book You Wish You’d Written: A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman

First Book Published: The Doctor’s Family Reunion

Most Recent Book: At the time I’m typing this, The Doctor’s Family Reunion

Out Next: Rescuing the Texan’s Heart, September 2014

How Many Have You Written: 5 

What Do You Know Now That You Wish You’d Known Then: God’s timing is perfect.

What is Your Favorite Bible Story: Joshua and the battle of Jericho. When we are obedient, God will bring down the walls.

What is Your Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

What is Your Favorite Hymn: Come, Thou Fount 

What is an Ongoing Prayer Request You Have: That God would mold me and I would be moldable.

18 comments:

  1. Loved this! I haven't thought about the Boxcar Children in so many years. Thanks for bringing that back for me:)

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  2. Hi, Rachel! Yes, I used to think it was so cool the way those kids built a home inside that boxcar. The way they would find things and make them useable, like when they found the rusted spoon and scrubbed it with sand from the creek to remove the rust. To my second-grade brain, that was high adventure. :D

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  3. My third grade son is into them now. There must be two versions, though, because LOL at one point he told me that I bought him the wrong one.

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  4. Pamela, I know there is a whole series of Boxcar Children books. I had to make sure I had the original (book 1) when I sought it out for my kids. That only goes to show that people must have really loved it--and still love it--for it to be a series.

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  5. I share your longing for this elusive 'free time'!

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  6. Shari, if you should find it, please let me know. :)

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  7. Welcome and Hi! 5kids? Wow. I have two and sometimes wish I had had more. One of mine is in college the other a junior in high school with an active life outside of his parents.

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  8. Hi Mindy! It's great to learn more about you. Love the photo! You look ready to conquer mountains!

    I totally agree with you about God's perfect timing. I wanted so badly to get published for a really long time, yet God knew it couldn't happen until I'd committed to writing for Him. I fought it too long. Now I wouldn't want anything else. His perfect plan bowls me over.

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  9. Terri, my husband likes to call it organized chaos when they all come home. I'm still trying to figure out where he's getting the organized part. :)

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  10. Christine, learning to wait on God's perfect timing is probably one of the most valuable lessons I will ever learn. Remembering to cling to that...well, that can be challenging for an impatient person like me. So I constantly have to remind myself of things He's done in the past and just how amazing He is.

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  11. Oh my!! I also LOVED The Boxcar Children, and haven't thought about that book in ages. Thanks for a fond childhood memory!

    I love reading these Sisterhood posts and learning more about LI authors!

    Blessings from Georgia, Patti Jo

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  12. Great interview, Mindy! I loved the Boxcar Children books, too. And it's been fun to watch my granddaughter love them too. It's great to get to know you better!

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  13. Great interview, Mindy. Love your thoughts on the Jericho story. That image of the walls tumbling down is going to stick with me all day. :)

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  14. I'm with you Patti Jo. It's fun getting to know a little bit more about the authors of Love Inspired.

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  15. Hi, Janet! Seems a lot of people have fond memories of The Boxcar Children. And I love that we're able to pass those memories on to our kids and grandkids.

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  16. Sandra, our pastor did a series on Jericho not long ago and gave me whole new appreciation for this story I remember being told on a felt-board when I was a kid. God instructed the Israelites what to do. They were obedient, even if they didn't understand. God gave them the city. I need more of that same kind of obedience in my life.

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  17. Hi Mindy, really great stuff! I love getting to know you better.

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  18. Thanks, Danica. Always good to "see" you. ;)

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