Inspirational, Memoir

NEW RELEASE – Blumenort Author Encourages Readers to Find Hope In Every Moment

Arlene Derksen- In the Moment - FRONT cover (website)ILE DES CHENES, Manitoba (September 13, 2019) – You are Invited! On September 28 2019, first time author Arlene Joy Derksen is celebrating the release of her inaugural book called In the Moment. An official launch celebration and signing is taking place at 7 PM at McNally Robinson Bookstores at Grant Park in the Atrium. As part of the celebration, the author is hosting a giveaway on Amazon from September 16-20 where readers can download a FREE E-book.

In The Moment was inspired by my everyday moments past and current and my search for hope in them. Inviting my God to join me on my ‘life’s bench” to view these moments together… I gleaned hope in my life no matter where life’s moments would take me,” says Arlene Derksen, author. “My Hope is that readers of in the moment will find exactly that… hope. We all need it. Hope in everyday moments, past and present… the lows the highs… when they choose to invite God in the moment of every moment and find Hope.”

In the Moment was born out of a picture that was placed in author Arlene Joy’s heart a few years ago by her God. It was an image of an old bench sitting along an old dirt road. The road was deserted at times and at other times, people young and old would play, walk, run, and just sit… It became clear to her that this dirt road represented the view of life’s road from her “bench.” God, then impressed on Arlene that if she would invite Him to join her on the bench, on her life’s journey, the eyes of her heart would see each person she would encounter, every situation she would meet, through His own eyes of Hope.

What others are saying:

“It is a beautiful selection of inspirational stories that challenge us to find God in all moments of life.  It reminds us to live an intentional life- to really live in today.  It can be so easy to wish for things that we want to happen in the future, or to dwell on things from the past that we can’t change.  Yet, today is the day we can meet God, where we are at.” ― Candice Bakx-Friesen

“Wonderful book! Short chapters that exude the Father’s love & hope for our lives. I laughed, I cried (ok, mostly cried!), and wished I knew your Grandma. Love how you bring Jesus into the everyday. Inspirational & encouraging.” ― Amazon Customer

“The author bravely welcomes you into her life as she shares the intimate way that Our Father uses everyday moments to guide and teach us along our life journey. Each story is inspiring and encouraging to readers who are searching for faith, or already believers.” ― Marianne Curtis, Author and Publisher

Published and designed by Oak Island Publications in Ile des Chenes, In The Moment has been released in paperback and e-book. Get your copy directly from the author or Amazon at . A complimentary downloadable version is available to media upon request.

Arlene Joy has been writing since she was a young girl. From her first Christmas poem in her local Carillon News in Steinbach, to her latest entry some 45 years later and everything in between. She shares her life in Blumenort with her husband Bruce, with whom she rejoices in her growing family.


For more information or to arrange an interview contact:

Arlene Joy Derksen, author

(204) 392-8081


Oak Island Publications

Marianne Curtis, Publisher

(204) 878-2408