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Jun 26 2019

CTLP Episode 122- Becoming Haven Makers with Robin Jones Gunn


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Show Notes-

On Cultivating the Lovely this week, MacKenzie Koppa sits down for a talk with author Robin Jones Gunn. Robin is a prolific author of Christian fiction, as well as a wife and mother and grandmother living and loving life in Hawaii. MacKenzie and Robin chat about the new Haven Makers book series, as well as so much more, including:

  • How Robin came to start writing this new series as she watched her own grown daughters navigate friendship in the current culture
  • Making real connection with people in a social media world

We know that when we connect and get back into heart to heart, face to face relationship, that's when we grow

  • Why Robin chose to discuss the themes that she did in Becoming Us
  • Finding the small ways we can make our homes and our lives feel more beautiful and peaceful in the midst of chaos
  • Loving ourselves so that we can love others better
  • The need for more books in this genre of wholesome Christian fiction, especially for teens and younger adults
  • Seeing that God is God and yet wants a relationship with us and acknowledging that He is the only One we can go to in the midst of trouble
  • Speaking truth and life to our friends in every day conversation
  • Robin’s hopes for future books in the Haven Makers series
  • How fans can help keep Robin’s books coming
  • Robin’s typical daily routine
  • MacKenzie’s typical daily routine

Current Lovelies-

Robin: having a little afternoon tea time daily to take a break in her busy day

MacKenzie: spending time with local friends by just simply getting together frequently

Resources Mentioned-


Becoming Us: Haven Makers Book 1

Find Robin-

You can find Robin on her website, You can also follow her across social media on Facebook, Pinterest,  TwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family podcast The Same Page!

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