Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Back in the late 70s and 80s, I was involved in various ways with movie, radio, and TV projects. My voice-over work took place in the early 90s. Then when my novel-writing career was taking off, these projects dwindled away.

I learned a long time ago that God has seasons for our lives, and I've enjoyed watching Him take me through various seasons. So when the media things faded away, I moved joyfully into the next season.

Late last year, God brought movie work back into my life. I am the screenwriter for the Christian movie Abducted to Kill which should release next year. I almost laughed when the producer contacted me.

Here I was a 69-year-old woman, and God was bringing a major movie project to me. I will be 71 years old in November. So often as we grow older, we think that our time of making a difference in the world is slipping away. But I don't believe that God is finished with us until He calls us home to heaven. And I'm glad. Being used in a special way is exciting.

Has God brought a major change in your life recently?

Were you excited ... or did you think you couldn't do it?

I hope you grabbed onto the new thing with all your heart and moved forward with gusto. That's what I'm doing.


Susan P said...

Thank you so much for this reminder! What fun for you - I hope you get many more of these opportunities your way. :)

Debby Mayne said...

How exciting, Lena! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Thank you, Susan and Debby, I'm ready for whatever He brings into my life.

Darrel Nelson said...

I'm sure happy for you too, Lena, and I love your positive attitude. Thanks for the encouragement. With my book deal pushed back a year, I have been wondering where things are headed. Guess I need to hold onto my faith and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Or one word behind the other!