The Yada Yada Prayer Group
When a diverse group of women get together to chat via e-mail, they have no idea how God's going to change their fives! As they write, their conversations get "too hot" and they decide to meet in person. Ruffled feathers...
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When a diverse group of women get together to chat via e-mail, they have no idea how God's going to change their fives! As they write, their conversations get "too hot" and they decide to meet in person. Ruffled feathers are soothed, and even super-Christian Jodi Baxter teams that we're all sinners, saved by grace!
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What do an ex-con, a former addict, a college student, and a married mother of two have in common? Nothing, or so I thought. Who would have imagined that God would make a group as mismatched as ours the closest of friends? I almost didn't go to the Chicago Women's Conference-after all, being thrown together with 500 strangers wasn't exactly my "comfort zone." When I was assigned to a prayer group of 12 women at the conference, I wasn't sure what to think. There was Flo, an outspoken ex-drug addict; Ruth, a Messianic Jew who could smother-mother you to death; and Yo-Yo, an ex-con who wasn't even a Christian! Not to mention women from Jamaica, Honduras, South Africa-practically a mini-United Nations. We certainly didn't have much in common. But something happened that weekend to make us realize we had to hang together. So the "Yada Yada Prayer Group" decided to keep praying for each other via e-mail, and when our personal struggles got too intense for cyberspace, we decided to meet together on Sunday nights. Talk about a rock tumbler!-knocking off each other's rough edges, learning to laugh and cry along the way. But when I faced the biggest crisis of my life, God used my newfound girlfriends to help teach me-Jodi Baxter, longtime Christian "good girl"-what it means to be just a sinner saved by grace.
As a husband/wife writing team, Neta and Dave Jackson are the authors or co-authors of about 100 books. In addition to writing several books about Christian community, the Jacksons have co-authored numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs. But over the years the Jacksons have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people. This includes their award-winning Trailblazer series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians Great Christians.- Publisher.