Today I posted a picture of a Project Life layout that included letters that I wrote to my kids. Some of the handwritten notes I included contained prayers for my children. This afternoon I received an email from a reader who saw it posted on a Facebook page and asked me, “Are you a Christian? You seem to be too real and honest to be a Christian. You talk about God, but also about grace and not judging. You aren’t like my former neighbor who judged me and my mom all the time when I was growing up.”
In my response to her, I apologized. I apologized to her for her having to ask the question. I apologized to her for the experience she had as a child. I asked if I could call her. We immediately enjoyed a long distance conversation with each other and I am already looking forward to more chats in the future.
I have spent the afternoon writing this post. This is perhaps my 7th draft. Please know that I am pouring out my heart and I am asking for compassion and grace.