Welcome back, friends. It’s been awhile, and I’ve missed you!
If you’re like I am, life has been busy. It’s thrown you a lot of curve balls. You’ve worn a lot of hats, and juggled a lot of responsibilities. You haven’t had much time to — as my friend, Cecille says, “Sit around drinking lemonade and eating bon-bons.”
But you deserve a break.
You deserve some refreshment.
You can find some here. Pour some lemonade. (Or sweet tea. That’s what I’ll be having, thanks.) Pick a spot to sit and put your feet up.
In other words, it’s time for another Wednesday book discussion. Time to sit and talk amongst friends. To learn, to share, to grow. And our friends Jason, Dusty, and Glynn will hang out here and chat with us.
One of our favorite things to talk about is grace, and so we chose a book on that topic.
We’re going to keep this exceedingly simple. (We’re sitting, sipping lemonade, and relaxing, remember?) Just pick up the book, read, then come back here to chat about it! Next week, we’ll meet back here (and at Jason’s, Dusty’s, and Glynn’s) to discuss Chapter 1. No pressure. Just show up with your thoughts and a willing heart.
We’ll see you next week!
I was blessed to have more than 20 years with my Mama’s parents. Grandmama and Granddaddy made life pretty special. Granddaddy told the best stories, gave us lots of laughter, and instilled in us deep courtesy for others and strong work ethic. Grandmama nurtured us, cooked with us, rocked us, taught … [Read More...]
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