My daughter-in-law, Jovan, just started blogging. Check it out: http://jovanrhoades.wordpress.com
And concerning Jovan, yestrday during church, I read a revelatory scripture that so applied to her and I. The background is that I grew up saying I wanted to have eight boys, no girls-just 8 boys, After having 4 girls and only one boy, I would kid that Rocky was so “all-boy” God knew he was all I could handle. Then yesterday, as we were finishing up a series from the Book of Ruth (which I believe should have been called the Book of Naomi, ha!), I read this (Naomi’s friends were celebrating the new grandson and the restoration God had brought Naomi, calling her to praise Him for it):
“For your daughter-in-law, who loves you, and is better to you than seven sons…”
And this is true. Jovan loves me and I love her. And God has revealed without a doubt that she is better than seven more sons would have been. She is better.
And, Julie is now blogging. I have only spoken with Julie in person one time, but we have a lot of connection both through common friends and spiritually. She is a young pastor’s wife with a strong heart after the things of God. I’m impressed by her commitment to raise her children for God, for His intent for their lives and for choosing a surrendered life. I think you’ll like her heart, too. http://surrenderedandsurrounded.blogspot.com