My in-laws love the county fair. It’s one of their FAVORITE family traditions. Did I emphasize favorite? They don’t just go one day, but every day. They love planning out their fair food- kabobs, corn on the cob, elephant ears, turkey legs, cherry limeade, tacos, donuts… When I came into the family, I readily embraced … Continue reading Adoption and the County Fair
Let me tell you about Mamaw and Papaw. They are Jon, my first husband’s, adoptive parents. That’s a complicated mouthful, illustrating a precious reality. It’s not common that a widow’s first in-laws stay in her life when she remarries, but these beautiful ones are another facet of a story only God can write. In order … Continue reading Messy, Complicated, Beautiful
When your Daughter-in-Law Starts to Date: Reflections of a M.I.L. by Jill Neff It was not what I expected to hear standing in line, balancing my items and waiting my turn to pay. Absorbed with the myriad of games and candy bars, I didn’t pay much attention to the two women in front of me until … Continue reading The Diving Board, Part 2.
God, the Master Author, sometimes intertwines stories in ways we wouldn’t have foreseen. So humbling that He does. Guest post by Meg McAusland “I’m always up for a game of cards.” she said as she moved her hospital tray closer to the bed. I should have known it would be her answer. Wherever Grandma went, … Continue reading But God.
Guest post by Jill Neff. I know every word by heart, but today I look at the card as if I expect it to speak to me. Flowing handwriting, faded with time, passed down from one generation to another. The ingredients sit silently in a line on the counter, like little toy soldiers, waiting for … Continue reading Just a Recipe
Okay, let me be real with you. I am well. Life and ministry thrive. God has provided a sustainable, flexible career. I get to disciple others, be involved in Kingdom work, and I have deep friendships. My daily needs are met, and my emotions feel stable. I laugh often. There is much beauty. But there are … Continue reading I won’t shut them out.
“I have always been fascinated by bloggers, but never considered becoming one. Ever. I’ve written for myself for a long time, but not published for others to see…” These were the opening lines as I ventured into the land of blogging about a year and a half ago. At the time it was the introduction … Continue reading So why do I? Write, that is.