Good morning, New Women. I think at last we're back to normal -- whatever that is! Thanks for being so patient and not giving up -- and for your concern that something might have happened to me. If that were ever the case, Miss Crystal would find a way to notify you. We're family, right?
Especially after taking that road trip to Jerusalem together. I was SO frustrated that Typepad had its issues RIGHT when we were at the crucial moment in that journey. More on that in a moment. First, a few housekeeping details.
One, remember when I asked for people to send wedding gown design descriptions for me to choose from for One Last Thing (my third and final book with Rebecca St. James)? I received several excellent ones -- in fact, all the ones that were emailed to me were well thought-out and lovely -- and it was difficult to choose. The one that seemed most right for the protagonist, Tara, was developed by MELODY -- so Melody, congrats. You'll receive credit in the acknowledgements. All of you who provided me with an option will receive a free copy of Sarah's Choice which releases in late May.
Secondly, thank you all for your responses to my query about whether you'd like to do the 50 days of the Easter season as we have the Journey to Jerusalem, using the "you are there" approach. I love it too, and I think we'll refer to it as "With the Risen Christ in Galilee." Get ready for:
* discovering the empty tomb
* recognizing Christ in his new form
* feeling the wounds
* the walk to Emmaeus (did I spell that right?)
* breakfast on the beach
* face-to-face forgiveness
* the Great Commission
* the ascension
* the Pentecost
We'll wind that up Friday, June 6 with -- wait for it -- a live blog party. We'll wrap up the fifty days and launch our Summer Spiritual Spa. Let me know in your comments if you think you can join us, and suggest a time (in U.S. Central)
And last, on May 1 I will launch a third blog called Cafe Nudge for those New Women who have graduated from high school. Over the next few weeks you can expect guest posts from them here -- words of wisdom and love by your big sisters. Those of you who fall into the Cafe Nudge category, yes, I do want your guests posts soon. Email me if you have questions.
And speaking of questions, if you will be staying here on In Real Life (you're 13 to graduation) would you let us know in your comments anything you'd like to hear from those big sisters in their "farewell" posts? What questions do you have for them? What topics would you love to have advice on? That would be hugely helpful.
SO -- tomorrow we meet Mary Magdalene at the tomb. Until then, thank you for being exactly who you are.