Entering the Home Stretch. . . A New Place to Write

This is where I am who I am – in the middle of my family.
With my partner of almost 47 years, our three adult children and their partners,
and our eight grandchildren, ranging in age from 2 to 21 years of age.

I found an invitation in my email inbox last week.
One that surprised me, pleased me and humbled me.

One of my favorite ‘found’ websites, in these 18-20 months of 
exploration, reading, commenting and blog-writing,
is called A Deeper Story: Tales of Christ and Culture.

A variety of people write monthly essays there on a wide variety of topics. 
They don’t always agree with one another, 
they don’t always write things with which I agree. 
But they always write things that I value – 
honest, searching posts, 
filled with questions, 
reflections on the beauties and the pain of life, 
honest admissions of failure, 
invitations to re-think old patterns and prejudices. 

About a week ago, there was a cryptic remark on Facebook
about changes coming to this site.
That made me nervous.
Then I read a little further, 
and I saw that there was going to be MORE 
rather than less of what I loved.

The invitation I got was to become a part of that more.
A Deeper Story is now a 3-channel website.
The original tribe continues to write under the original banner,
with the creative and capable leadership of 
dreamer-extraordinaire, Nish Weiseth,
and two new groups have been added to the flagship –
edited by Seth Haines.
edited by Megan Tietz,
co-author of my favorite new book on parenting
entitled, “Spirit-Led Parenting:
From Fear to Freedom in Baby’s First Year.”
(I’ve given away three copies so far!)

My surprise invitation came from Megan at A Deeper Family.
Since I am undoubtedly a complete stranger to most of this site’s readers, I decided to try and introduce myself with my first monthly contribution.
And the essay you’ll find there today is what
came to me when I tried to think about
who I am right now,
at the age I am,
the stage I am,
the place I am.
I am entering the home stretch,
and this is how I hope (I pray!)
this last part of the journey plays itself out…
I’d be honored if you click over and read. . .

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  1. Clicking…

  2. Yay! Wow! So exciting! I’m following Sandra.

  3. Awesome!

  4. Congratulations!

  5. Wonderful! Sending you a warm, loving hug right now. = )

  6. I was so excited when I saw you on the list. Can’t wait to go read this one.

  7. Diana Trautwein says

    Thanks so much, everyone, for clicking over to the Deeper Family site. If you left a comment there, I’ve replied to you. If you haven’t – just know I’m grateful you came and read!

  8. Fantastic news, Diane! Heading over there now to check it out.

  9. Thank you, Jim. It sure felt good to me – Diana (with an ‘a’ :>)

  10. I cannot tell you how happy I was to see your name there. Often, your comments on Deeper Story posts speak to me as deeply as the posts themselves. Your voice is a good and needed addition there, Diana!

  11. Oh Annie – your kind words make me weepy. Thank you so much for stopping by and offering them to me.