Grateful to Announce…

This is me.

Me Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a wife.

Michael and Me kaboda

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a mom of four kooky kids.

Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m also a writer.

Rosie Book Signing Pic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve written three books with my friend, Tricia Goyer. That was really fun.

Lonesome Prairie

Victory Heights (greater fading)

Summerside Glacier Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, I died–my husband and kids almost lost me–but God brought me back.

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While I healed, Jesus taught me many heart-transforming truths about the beauty of life and especially love. Love like there’s no tomorrow.

Loving the Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to encourage others with these precious truths, so I started writing them down.

Fountain Pen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It wasn’t easy. I wrote not only about the wonderful new truths, but about painful wounds from my past.

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I didn’t know what God would do with these words that erupted from my pain and joy and love. I offer them to Him. 

Hands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then…

God surprised me with this!

Me Signing Contract for LLNT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am VERY happy to announce that I have signed a contract with BroadStreet Publishing for my book Love Like There’s No Tomorrow!

Book Contract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not just my story. It’s also my family’s story. What would I do without them?

Kaboda Gardens Fam Pic

 

 

 

 

 

I’m so thankful to all of you who have traveled with us through this incredible journey, so far. It’s only the beginning… We’re excited to see where God will lead us, but we know one thing for sure. He loves us like there’s no tomorrow.

And he loves you, too.

I’d sure appreciate your prayers as I finish up the book and we go through the launching process! If you’re interested in joining a launch team, let me know!

Ocieanna

 


14 Comments

  • Heather W. June 1, 2015

    Way to go, O!!! So proud of you and the woman of God Our Maker is growing you into. Wow this is such great news, I can’t wait to read it! I am really happy for you and your family!

  • Mary Pesacreta June 1, 2015

    I am so very happy to hear this news! Can’t wait to read it! I have my tissues ready…

    • Ocieanna Fleiss June 1, 2015

      I can’t count how many tissue boxes I’ve gone through writing it! Thank you, Mary!

  • Kyle Bach June 1, 2015

    CONGRATS!! That is awesome!

  • Richard Mabry June 1, 2015

    Ocieanna, congratulations on the contract, and best wishes as the days unroll.

  • Marianne Evans June 1, 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS! What incredible news! Your story will bless so many. <3

    • Ocieanna Fleiss June 1, 2015

      Thank you, Marianne. It’s my prayer it will!

  • Amy Villa June 1, 2015

    Ocieanna! We are so happy to hear this! We’ve been praying about a publisher since you first asked, and I cannot wait to read this book. God is good. And faithful. Thanks for sharing! I love how you announced your news with your photos. One precious family. Love from the Villas

    • Ocieanna Fleiss June 1, 2015

      Thank you so much for praying for me, Amy! You guys are a blessing!

  • Jan Cline June 2, 2015

    it’s just perfect that this should happen! Many blessings on this book!

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