How is life like a mystery novel? (my first video blog)

Renee Ann Smith —  January 22, 2012 — 29 Comments

“God made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure.” ~Ephesians 1~

So here’s my first attempt at a video blog. I had fun playing with my gadgets. The sound needs work, but I think it has potential . . . What do you think?

I’m linking with Soli Deo Gloria, Playdates with God, We Encourage @Call Me Blessed, Women Living Well, Encourage One Another, and Good Morning Girls.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

29 responses to How is life like a mystery novel? (my first video blog)

  1. Renee! You’re brilliant. I have seriously never thought of it that way. I love it! You’re so smart. Thanks for sharing this. I think this is one of those analogies I will forever carry with me.

  2. That really is a wonderful analogy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the great reminder that God can see what we cannot, and He is working it all out to His glory and for our ultimate good. ๐Ÿ™‚

    By the way, your voice is very pretty!


    • Thanks for your kind words, Amber! . . . I was just browsing through a comments section of someone’s post and saw your the pic of you with your coffee cup and thought it’s been too long since I’ve visited Amber’s blog. Hope college and writing are both going well!

  3. Beautiful thoughts, Renee! What a wonderful word, and true. Nothing surprises God, and He is transforming our lives into a beautiful story for His glory. ๐Ÿ™‚ The static wasn’t terrible, and it looks like you were having fun! I’ll be looking forward to more of your vlogs!

  4. Great job on your first video blog!! It is nice to put a voice to the face I see:)

  5. Thank you so much Renee! That is so encouraging! And just what I need! It is also Wonderful to see your face and hear your voice!

  6. Oh Renee Ann I love your video!! And your message, I love that about your blog and you did it so well in person. So good to ‘see’ you again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes, it’s fun to see each other when we’re really so far apart! Will you be going to ACFW in Sept? I’m already looking forward to really being with all you wonderful writers again. Blessings, Casey!

      • Oh I completely agree!! I’m not yet sure about September yet, just trusting in the Lord to provide and bring all the fine details into place. ๐Ÿ™‚ And hey!! I just saw your sidebar, CONGRATULATIONS on the agent, Renee Ann! You really should share this news. ;-))

  7. You are so adorable, Renee! Great job! And wow, what a powerful message. I’m so glad the Lord knows the ending to my story. He has it all under control. Love it!

  8. I think this was really good; great job. Thanks for your thoughts on the video.

  9. Renee you have such a soothing, confident voice! I love your analogy! You always have such thoughtful things to share with us. Looking forward to future vlogs from you!

  10. I love this analogy! I have long loved a good mystery novel and also this phrase of mystery in Ephesians…I have long pondered it. Thanks for the reminder that He is not surprised and that we can trust that it is for our good and His glory! Amen!

    I’m visiting from SDG today!! :+) Have a wonderful day.

  11. You are such a wise woman! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not to mention an incredible speaker. I love this verse in Ephesians ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Renee-What a great first video blog. I love it. Your demeanor is so kind and approachable. Your subject is clearly taught, it’s obvious, you must be a great teacher. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Nona

  13. Love. This. And you did such a great job! It’s not easy looking into that camera and coming across as natural as you do. Wonderful!

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