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Video Café — Coffee Break & #Giveaway with Regina Jennings

1Joyeux Noël, Friends ~ Welcome back to the Video Café. I’m pleased to welcome friend and beloved author Regina Jennings for her first visit in the cafe.  (Don’t forget to stick around to the end of the coffee break for our usual #Giveaway…)

If you’re new to the Video Café, Click HERE to see what it’s all about. But if you’ve been here before, you know how it works. Grab your cuppa — let’s get to know Regina!

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BONJOUR — Welcome to the Café, Regina! It’s a mild December morning here in Indiana. So tell us – where’s your cafe today and what are you drinking?


Oh my goodness! I had no idea we hot-drink reader/writer folks could be so mean to you cold-drink milkshake folks. On behalf of every insensitive java fan out there, I’d like to apologize and wish you glad tidings during this festive season of the year. 

Since you’re reminding us of kindness and goodness at this busy time of year, would you mind to share what Scripture is ministering to you right now? 


Peace in the Lord — YES! It’s so important to pause, and to remember peace-filled moments at this hustle-bustle time of year. What a blessing to our hearts today.

Speaking of hearts — mine is leaping right now because you wrote a character into your new novel who is an art-lover! Can you please tell us more about At Love’s Bidding, and what’s up next for you in 2016?


How exciting is this? We have a reader question from Renee: 

“About how long does it take from writing the first word of a book until you hold it in your hand?” 


And another reader question, from Lucinda: 

“How important do you consider humor in real life romance?”


Merry Christmas, Regina! You’ve reminded us of the wonder in drinking milkshakes, of finding peace in the season, and that love and humor truly go together. What a wonderful message to walk away from in our coffee break today. 🙂 

We’d love to chat with you again soon, so please stop back by in 2016!


2Regina Jennings is a homeschooling mother of four from Mustang, Oklahoma. She enjoys watching musicals with her kids, traveling with her husband and reading by herself. Regina graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She has worked at The Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustangalong with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. For more posts by Regina or information about her novels—At Love’s Bidding, A Most Inconvenient Marriage and othersplease visit her website –www.reginajennings.com.

giveaways

Regina is pleased to offer a copy of At Love’s Bidding to one reader in the cafe. This Giveaway is for US residents only, and runs from 12/18/15 – 12/24/15. Enter by adding a comment to answer this question (during the giveaway dates):

  • Regina reminded us of the importance in finding PEACE during this busy season of the year. How do you recharge — rest and reflect — during the Christmas season?

We’ll draw one name and announce the winner on this post 12/25/15. And stick around, because we’ll have another couple of holiday giveaways  in the Café in 2016. In the meantime, stop by the Freebies & Fun page and check out the 12-book Christmas Giveaway at TheGROVEstory.com — we’ll keep you up-to-date on the active #Giveaways we have running all the time!

With JOY & coffee talk,

Kristy_sig

21 thoughts on “Video Café — Coffee Break & #Giveaway with Regina Jennings

  1. Loved the video chat, Regina and Kristy – thank you!!

    I relate to Regina’s drink dilemma – I am a tea and hot chocolate drinker, rather than coffee. I love milkshakes, could drink them every day, but sugar restrictions don’t allow me to drink them as frequently as I once did.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of “At Love’s Bidding” – such a cute story, I’m anxious to read it.

    A number of things help me recharge, not only during the Christmas season but at all times. I listen to praise and worship music while online, or driving, and at any other time possible; chatting online is a help, as I’m frequently discussing the Lord with my friends; reading and watching movies (especially Christmas books and movies) are 2 other aids; I shop for Christmas and other occasion gifts all during the year. My children are grown, I am retired and live alone – so have more free time than I once did. However, age and physical issues have also slowed my pace; combined with maturity, they have helped me learn to do the necessary things and not worry about the rest – resulting in a greater awareness of the true meaning and appreciation of the Christmas season.

    1. Hi there, Ola. CONGRATS – We drew the winning name and it’s you! Merry Christmas indeed. 🙂 Kindly send an email with your full name and street address to: kcambronauthor(at)gmail(dot)com

      Blessings! 😉

  2. This year I’m simplifying! The tree and decorations will go up this weekend, I’ve already ordered a complete turkey dinner from our local grocery store (fully cooked, just heat & eat) to pick up Christmas Eve, and the only baking I’m doing is my two pumpkin pies. I’m already much more relaxed and peaceful. Christmas Day is going to be easy peasy & more time spent with the family!

  3. Thanks so much for inviting me to the café, Kristy! This is such a lovely place to visit. And I had a lot of fun answering these questions. I’m glad we can begin to build a bridge between those with drink temperature differences. Blessings!
    Regina

  4. To maintain a sense of peace during the Christmas season, I deliberately slow the pace by addressing Christmas cards/letters in November, minimizing decorating, turning down some of the parties, staying focused on the Christian faith aspect of the holiday, taking some quiet time each day, reading something inspirational every day and praying, keeping the Christmas meal fairly simple and/or spreading the preparation for it over 2-3 days, etc. My husband and I share time and money with the needy and with missionaries instead of concentrating on getting ourselves. Thanks for the sweet and fun video cafe.

  5. Delightful interview. I will be more aware of my hot drink prejudice. For peace and rest I find my time with the Lord is the best. I also find it is nice to read a good book. I often feel refreshed (that may sound weird, but it’s true) after spending time in a good book.

  6. My way of having peace before all of the Christmas festivities start kicking in is to start reading fun Christmas novels around the end of October. This gives me a chance to relax & gives me some down-time to myself!

  7. I loved the interview, The only way i find peace and rest is through prayer time in the morning and before bed, if i don’t take this time I find my day gets ahead of me and all the things I have to do. Peace and rest are very illusive and I have to make the effort to invest in my time with the Lord, and surrender my cares a high priority for me.

  8. As I’ve gotten older, it’s easier to slow down and not be so busy. Or in my case it’s a have to because of health reasons. This has been a stressful year for me but I’m looking forward to celebrating Christmas with my family. We have a new daughter-in-law this year so that will be special. We enjoy taking time Christmas Eve night to read Luke chapter 2 and sit and reflect on the year and our many blessings.

  9. Merry CHRISTmas, Kristy!

    Rest and reflect – this takes effort. For during such a busy season of visiting, shopping, and gifting, it’s easy to get carried away or overwhelmed. The way I rest and reflect is to read God’s Word. It refreshes my soul and reminds me that all the busyness of the season can be maneuvered into sharing the gift of the gospel. Through God’s guidance, the visiting, shopping and gifting can be used promote the true meaning of Christmas–the wonderful gift of hope that is given to us!

    The following is a “go to” verse for me when I want/need to rest and reflect: “Be still, and know that I am God.” ~Psalm 46:10

    Thank you for the interview with Regina, and for the opportunity to win her new book. 🙂

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

  10. I usually “recharge” by taking 2 weeks off from work during the Christmas and New Year’s week. It helps me enjoy things more and catch up just a little bit. I love it!

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