I’m excited to feature my friend Cathy Baker this month. Cathy lives in Upstate SC and we connected through one of my sweet friends in that area. She’s a writer, a nature lover, and a Bible study leader in her community.
This Clemson fan is married to “Hokie Hubby” Brian, so she sprinkles in a little Chicago Maroon with that all that orange. I can’t wait to meet her in “real life” this month at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference!
A Quiet Night in My Own Heart
Mary Slessor was a young single woman who left Scotland at the turn of the century to go to a part of Africa that was infested with disease and indescribable danger. But she had an indomitable spirit and kept going when lesser men and women broke down, ran, and never came back. Once, after a particularly draining day, she found herself trying to sleep in a crude jungle hut. Of that night she wrote:
“I am not very particular about my bed these days, but as I lay on a few dirty sticks laid across and covered with a litter of dirty corn-shells, with plenty of rats and insects, three women and an infant three days old alongside, and over a dozen sheep and goats and cows outside, you don’t wonder that I slept little. But I had such a comfortable quiet night in my own heart.” (Italics mine) [Read more...]