Share Four Somethings August 2021

share four somethings 2021

It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of another month! We’ve packed a lot into this last month of summer, including two last-minute mini-vacations, the very last house projects for 2021, and a women’s conference.

Something Loved

I loved getting away to Minnesota to spend time with my brother, sister-in-law, and nieces. It’s been a very long time since we’ve spent quality time with them, and when an inexpensive airline ticket showed up on Google flights, I snagged it. I also spent time with my friend and fellow coach’s wife, Susan who is so dear to me! If Minnesota didn’t have so many mosquitos in the summer and snow in the winter, I’d be hunting for flights more often. 😉

Shortly after I arrived home from my mini-vacation, Ordell took the boys for their annual guys trip.

Something Read or Said

Becoming Mrs. Lewis book cover

I’m so glad I took the advice of Annie and Heather and downloaded Becoming Mrs. Lewis from Hoopla for my trip! I had NO idea that C.S. Lewis and his wife Joy had such a long courtship. To be honest, I’ve not considered whether Mr. Lewis was married or had siblings. I think that was the best part of beginning this story. I didn’t even realize I was going to hear the story of becoming Mrs. C.S. Lewis. Even if the story is familiar to you, I think you’ll really enjoy Patti Calahan’s recounting of the love story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis.

Here’s a brief summary of the book:

When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford professor and the beloved writer of The Chronicles of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters.

Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, found a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy.

In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had.

At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.

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Something Treasured

Clear the Path Women's Conference video

I treasured partnering with Adi Puckett, founder of Root To Branches Ministries. We presented our first Clear The Path Women’s Event and we are already looking forward to the next one!

Adi is such a strong and resilient woman. Her life story is so different from mine and that’s what I love. Together we present a fuller conference than independently.

Something Ahead

We’re into the school year and the football season. We’ve had our first few days of school and a team scrimmage. We’re off and running full steam ahead into another year of new normal. I’m looking forward to this season. It’s been a very long time since we’ve been able to enjoy a game without the duties of leading a team and I’m loving it!

I’m linking up with Heather Gerwing for another month of #sharefoursomethings! Head to Heather’s page to see what others are sharing!

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