It’s a Wrap!

Well, with my wardrobe packed (of Goodwill Finds, resale shop specials and a few pair of shoes from TJ Maxx my friend Janee helped me find) I headed off to Grand Rapids, MI.

Now, after three days of what can best be described as complete and total nerve-wracking fun, the filming for LET. IT. GO how to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith  is a wrap!!!

I had a blast getting all gussied up but was also relieved when, on Thursday night, I was back in my element sitting on the sidelines of my son Mitch’s travel baseball game. (His team was playing in Grand Rapids that night. In fact, God worked all the details out and no one had a game any of the nights I was gone. Yippee!)

Thank you all so much for your support and prayers. I am very anxious to get this message out to women of how to stop trying to control things and start trusting God.  It is one I have had to learn the hard way and I hope to save the rest of you the trouble. ;-)

See you all on Monday!

Okay…here is the studio:

And some of the audience. (pssst…my friend Janee who dressed me is the one with her hand on her neck and my accountability partner Mary is in the pink. The publisher puts the audience together but I got to sneak them in):

Me in make-up:

The finished, pur-ti-fied product waiting in the green room (and it was even green! Most I’ve been in have been some other color. Go figure!):

My producer:

My nerves:

One of the three fabulous camera dudes:

My Zondervan curriculum editor and fun friend Robin: (a story about her daughter made it in the taping):

My wonderful executive assistant Kim. She is over half my brain and I couldn’t do this without her. (Don’t let the fancy-pants title throw you. She’s actually a dear friend and prayer warrior who works for me for basically a free weekend away now and then and all the coffee she can drink and airport food she wants!):

When it was all wrapped up, I headed to my favorite summertime spot. Behind home plate:

God is so good! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


  1. Awesome stuff through you, man. Ive read your stuff before and youre simply too cool. Everyone loves what youve acquired here, love what exactly youre saying along with the way you say it. You make it amusing and you additionally nonetheless run to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read more of your stuff. This is super an extraordinary webpage.

  2. Hi Friend,
    Glory to God! He can do it so much better than us anyway.
    Looking forward to reading this book!

  3. I’m looking forward to reading this book! It’s a lesson God has been drumming into me for years. However, I must say, my favorite place has always been on the edge of whatever soccer field my kids were playing on. I miss being a soccer mom (my youngest turned 26 in April…)

  4. I’m looking forward to reading this book! It’s a lesson God has been drumming into me for years. However, I must say, my favorite place has always been on the edge of whatever soccer field my kids were playing on. I miss being a soccer mom (my youngest turned 26 in April…)

  5. Most definitely looking forward to the study!!! I, too, learned the hard way about letting go of control when God decided to bless our car accident that threw our life, our home, and all that we knew upside down with my being in hospital for a month and left my husband with a fractured stenum. Boys miracelously only had bruises. I had to let go of my control over kids’ schedule, my control over our house organization, my control over errands, my control over even my body (could not even wipe my own bottom for weeks!), my control of buying house with my huband (the same week of our accident!), and so on and on.

    Thanks for sharing the cool pictures!!!

  6. I am crying for joy for you! You go girl…you go God. How exciting…How wonderful. You look beautiful even when you’re nervous. This is just awesome. Met Robin at She Speaks last year…what a warm, welcoming, wonderful woman. At probably one of the most anxiety producing moments of my life–the pitch–she put me right at ease. I can’t wait for the book and the video. They are sure to be life-giving and life changing. Yay!

  7. Karen,
    Was born and raised in GR~Looks like you got to enjoy it, too! Love your “Midwest” work ethic and honest writing style you bring to the Proverbs 31 gals.. Looking forward to seeing,, hearing and reading the amazing things at work in your life.. Enjoy the sunshine, and maybe some fresh strawberries, too.
    Sara Beth
    PS my father was a baseball coach for over 40 years…I totally get the behind home plate thing. Whitecaps last night, boys tourney today,, and Tigers v. Cubs on Wednesday. Hooray!

  8. WOW! So so happy for you. You looked beautiful. What an experience for you! May God bless your efforts as you use this video to advance the kingdom of God.

  9. I”m singing for JOY and can hardly wait to get my hands on this! You look absolutely gorgeous! Oh, but that’s the JOY of the LORD shining through! :)

    Congrats on “the wrap” and praying God’s blessings on this endeavor. May He use it to touch a multitude of hearts for HIM!

    Love you, sista!

  10. I am loving the look of this new video and I can’t wait for the book to be released. I am sure it will be a hit and make an impact on the body of believers. You look like you are having fun. God Bless

  11. Soo fun to see the “behind the scenes” Karen…..thanks for taking us with you!!! Hehehe! Can’t wait to see the video and read your new book!!! Congrats!!!!

  12. Wow, Karen–the set looks lovely and YOU look gorgeous! And spray-on makeup? Who knew? I’m glad it all went well and look forward to reading the book and watching the videos. I’m all about avoiding painful stuff by learning through others. lol ::)

  13. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and a few of the details. I’m so happy for you (and can hardly wait to read your book and see the finished product). I pray that your labor of love will produce a bountiful harvest in a countless number of lives. Hugs.

  14. Karen, you rock! I loved hearing the teachings for this new study – and CANNOT wait to have a copy in my hands. Powerful stuff!
    Way to go, my friend – stepping out of your comfort zone, walking by faith and trusting Him every step of the way! Job well done!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Love to you, Cindy :)

    P.S. I included a couple of photos on my blog post today too –

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