Kathie Lee Gifford opens up about the strength she found after the death of husband 3 years ago (Exclusive)

Kathie Lee Gifford is looking forward.

The 64-year-old multihyphenate sat down with ET’s Katie Krause at the Hallmark Summer TCA gathering to discuss her upcoming projects and what she’s learned about herself after the loss of her husband, Frank Gifford, three years ago.

“How strong I am because of the lord,” she answered. “Yeah, I mean, he meets all of our needs and gives us everything we need according to his glorious riches, so I’m fine.”

“I keep very busy,” she added. “I just wrapped a film in Scotland that’ll be out at Christmas time that I wrote, and produced and starring in and co-wrote the score, so I’ve been busy!”

The film to which she is referring is When God Winks at You, an adaptation of a book by author SQuire Rushnell.

According to the Hallmark Channel, via Entertainment Weekly, the film presents a “true story demonstrating that God communicates with us, making incredible things happen in our lives every single day. Viewers will begin to recognize god winks in their own lives, both past and present. Through these tangible signposts from God, we receive personalized messages that reassure us, stop us from worrying, chart our path in life and help us keep the faith.”

During the interview, Gifford revealed that her daughter, actress Cassidy Gifford, very nearly joined her for the Hallmark production as well!

“She was almost in this film that I wrote, but due to budgetary concerns I had to write her out,” she shared. “She was going to play me as a younger woman, my character as a younger woman, and it just ended up not working out.”

When God Winks at You arrives on the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.