Lots to catch up on today…

I spent yesterday morning over at Los Gatos Presbyterian Church, speaking to a women’s group (a group of very lovely women!).

My friend Kim came along with me for company…and I put her to work! She lugged book boxes, kept track of money, helped me with signing (though I still messed up a book)…and was such a good friend.

As soon as we finished, I zoomed back across the bay to get ready for the radio show. We even had time to stop at my favorite deli for a salad and to pick up some books at the library. Made it home to my “studio,” just in time!

So then…I had the most fascinating conversation with Bill Coleman, photographer to the Amish! I wish we had another hour…he’s 84 years old and filled with stories and insights. And humor! Bill Coleman is funny! A couple of highlights…

  • Bill was 19 years old when he was drafted into World War II.
  • He was captured by the Germans and held in a Prisoner of War camp. After 8 months, he escaped…only to be captured again. And to escape again! He tells the story in the first segment on the show.
  • Amazingly, he’s going to be having an exhibit in Germany this summer, in the very same town where he had been held as a P.O.W.
  • His interest in the Amish began in his mid-50s! (I love stories about mid-life renaissances.)
  • He also explained the story behind the cover of Amish Peace, where four little boys are walking in a field of clover.

Anyway, if you have a moment to spare, pop over and listen to the show. It’s well worth your time and very inspiring, too.

So as we start off this Holy Weekend, I’d love to offer a giveaway! Maybe…a couple of them!

I have a few books on marriage and family that look like good reads.

The Marriage Project: 21 Days to More Love and Laughter by Kathi Lipp
Men are Slobs Women are Neat…and other gender lies that damage relationships by Kimberly Alyn and Bob Phillips

Then two great ones for kids…

Am I Messing Up My Kids?…and Other Questions Every Mom Asks by Lysa TerKeurst
Good Manners for Today’s Kids: Teaching Your Child the Right Things to Say and Do by Bob and Emilie Barnes

Leave me a comment by 5pm tonight and let me know which book you might be interested in. Or drop me an e-mail: suzanne at suzannewoodsfisher dot com

One final note…the other day my son reminded me of a special memory. It was Good Friday and we happened to be in London. Just by coincidence, we walked past Big Ben at noon as the clock struck. I pointed out to the kids the significance of that moment–all that it meant to us as believers in Jesus Christ as God’s Son.

Today, try to pause at noon and reflect on Christ’s good gift to us.

Have a blessed weekend!

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