Hallooo out there!

So what is with us Femina girls just checking out of the blogosphere and disappearing? Well, we didn’t mean to really. But here’s the update on what’s been going on.

First of all, though you haven’t heard from Rachel lately, the good news is that she wrote a book! Canon Press is releasing it, Lord willing, the day after Thanksgiving (which is also her 30th birthday!) and it is called: Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches. We are very excited about this and you should be too! It is full of her insights about practical Christian living  as a mother of little ones. So that’s a good excuse for her, right? And after she hit the deadline, she just lay down on the couch and panted. I was going to wait to announce the arrival of this little book once I had a picture to go with it, but that should be coming soon.

Bekah decided life was a little slow, so she picked up two high-school lit classes to teach at Logos School this fall. She’s teaching the seniors British lit and the juniors Classical lit. She now has a whole new genre of school stories to add to her repertoire! She figured that since she had all five enrolled in the school, she may as well be there too. That’s why she hasn’t been putting up any new pictures of that fabulous old wall paper in her house. Oh! I almost forgot! She also just got a contract for fabric design (I am not kidding) with Timeless Treasures, so she just got the designs up and ready to mail off. We are so excited for her to get to sew with her very own fabric designs!

Heather is full-timing it with her kids, her house, and her busy husband, keeping everyone happy, especially cutie-pie Marisol who is on the verge of crawling. I am confident once the elections draw nigh, we will get a political post from her.

Meanwhile, I just hang on for dear life and ride in the wake of my children.  While hanging on with one hand, I’ve been using my other one to do a few things of my own.  I too have been teaching a class in literature at Logos (to the ninth graders) and enjoying it very much. Read, read, read. We finished The Song of Roland and are now breaking into Ivanhoe.  Doug and I just got back from a delightful trip to Virginia where he debated, taught, and preached while I enjoyed lunching and shopping with those lovely southern ladies.

And, okay, I confess, I also got a book finished. This one is for the unmarried women, and it’s called Why Isn’t a Pretty Girl Like You Married? and other useful comments. Over the years I have led studies for single women, and I put all those studies together in one place. It’s about living the Christian life in a fruitful, faithful manner while in the midst of many married people. Thank you, Canon Press.

So please give us a warm welcome as we come back to our own blog! (Just kidding!)

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22 thoughts on “Hallooo out there!

  1. Oh I am thrilled. And I kid you not, I have written little anecdotal stories of my experience with mothering and I imagined one day writing them into a book. And in of course I would call this book In the Trenches. I will truly enjoy reading about this topic from Rachel’s perspective and gleaning from her wisdom. It is funny how we see this time of life in similar imagery. Must be the teachers we’ve been under. (Hee hee.)
    Not that you’re asking or taking request but if you don’t mind; could I put a request out there for you and your hubby? Think of it as a bug in your ear if you will. I personally would love to read a compilation of stories put out by the Wilsons and other Pastors and their wives about The Early Years-getting through the bumpy years of church beginnings. It’s just an idea. But I bet it’s a good one. : )
    Thanks for checking in. I had wondered where ya all went off to.

  2. Glad to see you back! One of these days (when I have money again…) I am definitely going to have to put in a huge order to Canon Press…!

  3. Woo-hoo! I’m excited about your book, I think I’ve been looking forward to it for about 10 years now!

  4. Okay, I’m totally snagging Rachel’s book for moi. And your book will make a lovely gift for a dear friend of mine who is super tired of that exact question. I’m sure it will boost her spirits. Thanks ladies for putting your godly insight on paper! :-)

  5. I cannot wait to read Rachel’s book! I am expecting our fourth child in September, and our oldest just turned 4 in September. Not only that, but our extended family suddenly has lots of new little people…perhaps the book would make a fitting Christmas gift for some of the in-laws. :) Thank you ladies for all of the encouragement!

  6. Phew, how good to have you back, but even better to hear the news of these books on the way! They’re on my Christmas wish-list already! You girls really have been very busy!

    In the mean time I’ve nursed my Femina-withdrawal-symptoms by listening to your Mothers and Daughters audio series, which I’ve enjoyed very much.

    It’s wonderful to see how God’s blessings to you extend to us too. Thanks for letting Him use you to bless us!

  7. Welcome back! When you’re that fruitful who’s going to complain about the lack of blog posts?! We will reap the rewards when we read Rachel’s book.

    By the way, Geoff has been using Rachel’s horses metaphor for our 6 year old darling of a girl and she seems to get it. It even makes her smile when her daddy is gently correcting her, speaking of her emotions as her horses. But of course, we happen to be a horse loving family and we’ve owned a horse before so it really is a very real thing to her. Many thanks to Rachel for that one.

    Do you ever wonder why your grown children are so productive? Geoff and I don’t. We were talking about it the other day, about your and Pastor Wilson’s faithfulness and fruitfulness over the years. They are doing what they saw you do, they are living as they saw you live. We want that for our children. We didn’t have that growing up, but we want it for our children, and it has to start with us. We realize that we are going to have to break the cycle of what we’ve inherited and by God’s grace and strength forge a new road for our children, our grandchildren and the rest of our posterity. So thank you, and keep being fruitful, we need people to emulate. :-) And as always, it is all by grace.

  8. Well, I don’t think anyone was worried that the Femina girls had checked out and begun spending their days watching soaps. But writing a book about life in the trenches while still living in those trenches? That is quite a feat. It’s hard to imagine sending off chapters while simultaneously dodging oatmeal bombs and army crawling under the coffee table to collect spilled Cheerios. I look forward to reading about fighting the battles on the home front.

    And, if I’m not mistaken, most of the rest of us are barely managing to stay a half step ahead of the laundry, whereas Bekah’s out there designing our laundry, and grading papers for good measure. Go team!

  9. hi ladies! so glad you’re back, and so glad you’re busy scurrying around in all these lovely endeavors – they bless us greatly!

  10. So glad to have you back and sharing everybody’s news. I haven’t met any of you but I haven’t gotten used to checking in every fews days and things have been very meager lately! My birthday’s coming up and my older childrne were just asking if I would like a book for my birthday…now I have some good choices to give them!

  11. Wow! I am so happy to hear the updates. I am looking forward to both books, but especially Rachel’s book on Motherhood, as I have so much enjoyed yours, Mrs. Wilson! Can I pre-order copies yet? :-)

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