Coincidence? Not with God!

Coincidence? Not with God!

A few weeks ago, an online friend I’ve never met, author Gail Kittleson, and I decided we wanted to co-author a book. No idea what, it just sounded like a fun idea. As we chatted back and forth through email, I suggested a cozy mystery. And so it was.

Gail started it off with a chapter or two, and I picked it up from there, and, well . . .

So. In Gail’s first scene, she has our female protagonist ruminating about Easter hats, or more precisely, one hat in particular. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

The story is set in small-town northern Iowa, in June, in the closing years of WWII, making it a historical. Now I’m not good with writing historical fiction, so I’m leaving all that to Gail.

Now, where was I? Oh, yeah. When I read ‘Easter hats’ … um, Gail, we have a problem. So, we changed it to April, of course.

The writing exchanges, edits, and additions became intense over the past week or so, and our scenes and writing-to-date, have ended on Easter Day.

This past Sunday was Palm Sunday. Next Sunday is Easter Sunday.  Coincidence?

Nope. All rough these past few weeks . . . in fact, probably from the very beginning . . . God has been directing our collective writing paths, bringing us right into the middle of this Holy Week.

I wonder where He’ll direct us from here?

Happy Easter!

Peg Phifer About Peg Phifer

Multi-published author Peggy Blann Phifer writes a mixture of contemporary women’s fiction with three parts suspense, three parts mystery, and four parts romance, stirred up with a sprinkling of humor. Peg believes God has a sense of humor and that He intended to place laughter into our lives no matter our circumstances. Read more on her website.

Comments

  1. I have been pondering those sorts of coincidences lately. Why is it that one obscure fact I run across in a book will appear in a different book I pick up two weeks later? Maybe I have just been paying more attention to the interconnectedness of life? I suspect that God uses all sorts of things to nudge our thoughts into the directions he wants us to pursue. Even Easter hats.

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  2. Thanks, Lisa. It does sometimes make you scratch your heat, right? And I think it’s a shame hats have gone out of style, including garish Easter bonnets, of which the one featured in this cozy mystery is one of the worst! 🙂
    Another ‘coincidence” – my granddaughter is married to a Betz–is it a common surname?

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  3. Janet K Brown says:

    I laughed. Cute post. Nope, coincidences are just God’s way of getting our attention. Love it, Peg. Good luck on you & Gail coming up with a winner. In God’s time, of course.

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