Contest at The Book Club Network to win 5 signed copies

Starting today, TBCN (The Book Club Network) is giving away five signed copies of An Amish Family Reunion. The contest runs for 3 days, and to be entered in the drawing, readers must answer the question: What’s the oddest or funniest thing that happened at your last family reunion? Here’s the direct link:
 I can’t wait to read the comments for this discussion. They should be hilarious! Drawing will be Thursday March 22nd.
Remember–to be entered in the drawing, you must post your comment the www.bookfun.org (not here on my blog…the link  above will take you straight to the page.)
 ALSO, tomorrow evening I am a guest on the radio show Christian Devotions Speak Up with host, Scott McCausey. The special guest will be Twila Paris. The show starts are 6:00 pm EST.
I  am so looking forward to being interviewed on this show, and I’m honored to be alongside Twila Paris!!
When Scott forwards me a direct link to the show, I’ll send it along.
 I hope you all have a lovely week–spring arrives officially in a few days. But in my yard, the magnollias and forsythias and daffodils are already going strong. Many blessings on you all.

My Family Reunion

Many families organize and stage family reunions across the country, and I must say, I truly enjoyed mine yesterday. Although I missed seeing my two aunts (who are un-well and in nursing homes) I loved seeing my cousins and their children and grandchildren. Reunions are a great way to catch up on family news without the expense of a wedding or the sorrow of someone passing away. (the two most commons reasons for extended families to get together…)

We had ours in a communtiy park shelter house. There were ball fields and places to swim for those so inclined (mainly the kids), but mostly folks wandered around talking and eating, and then talking and eating some more. No, not everyone in the family was able to come–life sometimes gets in the way, doesn’t it? And we can’t be in two or three places at the same time. But I look forward to seeing them at Christmas or at the next reunion. Life is short. If your family doesn’t hold reunions, why not start one?  Have everyone bring food and beverages so no one has any great expense. And enjoy a summer afternoon with those God chose to be in your “family”, one way or another. Blessings on your upcoming week. Here’s a photo taken at the reunion.

And before I forget…I’m still waiting for Debbie Foster to contact me. You’re the winner of Laura Hilton’s book from last week’s blog. Everyone stay safe this week. My heart and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this past weekend’s hurricane. We haven’t been able to look away from the Weather Channel for 4 days. Too much rain in the East…not enough in the Southwest…things aren’t good anywhere!  blessings.