Richella Parham

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Blogger at Vice Chair of Renovare US. Currently writing _Mythical Me: Escaping the Trap of Comparison_ for InterVarsity Press.

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Finally, after days of rain, this is the view from my front porch. Durham had some flooding but nothing nearly so major as our neighbors in eastern North Carolina. Still, it’s been dicey enough to make us extra grateful to see this sign of God’s promise.
So this is the scene all over my hometown today. We are bracing for the unwelcome arrival of Hurricane Florence. What’s happening in your neck of the woods?
Okay, age 55. Let’s do this!
Best of the best: having all my guys with me in the mountains!
Hard to beat a sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The best thing is when the rocking chairs are holding some of my favorite people!
New addition to the mountain deck: rocking chairs! Time to relax with a good book. (Here’s looking at you, Jennifer Dukes Lee! #itsallundercontrolbook)
National Dog Day is like every other day at our house—Snickers the 15-year-old beagle and Cocoa the 13-year-old rescue dog relaxing in the wrong beds. #nationaldogday
Sad but true: Lots of us talk to God without ever expecting to hear from God. I’m grateful that my friend @lizditty has learned to listen for God’s voice. She shares what she’s learned in this brand new book, and I’m so glad to be giving away a copy! Leave a comment to enter; I’ll choose a winner on August 28 and mail you a copy.
I took my oldest son to preschool in 1994, which means I’ve been doing back-to-school for 24 years. But this year my youngest son is a senior in college, which means this is my last back-to-school drop-off. I know it’s cliche, but it’s true: when you’re a parent, the days are long, but the years are short.
Sure is nice to leave the heat of August behind and retreat to the misty mountains.
Signed, sealed, delivered. The manuscript for my book is now safely in the hands of my wonderful editor at InterVarsity Press. Praise the Lord and hallelujah! @ivpress @cindy.bunch