It’s a New Year… and Summer in the Blue Mountains, and that means that our old gum trees are shedding their old layers of bark, all over the garden. I love the look of their new, red layers underneath – reminding me every day that no matter what happened, or didn’t happen last year… there are new opportunities this year, new choices to be made, new things to learn, new ways that God will grow us and teach us and humble us, according to his purposes, this year.
For me, I’ve been taking a break from public speaking events, and that will extend until March 2016. It’s been lovely to have more time to write and think and be at home with Darren and the boys. I’ll tell you more about the new projects as they take shape this year.
If you would like a copy of any of my books, including the latest, “The Plum Tree in the Desert”, please go to my book page. If you would like to hear any of my recent radio stories, please go to the ministries page. If you would like to be in contact, please send me a message on the contact page. I’d love to hear from you!
With love from Naomi
In 2013, Naomi was commissioned by Interserve to write a book telling the best stories of faith and mission in Asia and the Arab World, through the eyes of Interserve partners. She loved the whole process – travelling, interviewing the partners and writing up their amazing stories of God at work, even in the desert. ‘The Plum Tree in the Desert’ was released by Authentic Media in mid 2015 and is available on this website now!
My Seventh Monsoon is the first in Naomi Reed’s award-winning trilogy. It was written in Nepal during the monsoon of 2005, while Naomi was struggling with home-school, civil war and 120 days of rain. As she stared outside at the rain, she began to type and consider the way that God works his purposes in our lives through seasons. The book reads like ‘a very long cup of tea’ and was awarded second place in the Australian Christian Book of the Year Award, 2008