Tales From My Back Porch
In the evening, the back porch of the country home took on an aura of enchantment. As dusk settled and the lamp was lit, the children wandered in from their play to sit on the floor or snuggle in their parents' laps. Glasses of iced tea were refilled and someone would settle back, look up at the stars and say, "I remember when..." Thus began one of many tales, often embellished with some distant imagining. Each one taught a lesson of life. Once they were tucked in bed, the children would drift off with visions of the story in their heads. Years later, they would tell these tales of life to their own children, and so on through the generations. Welcome to my back porch. Please make yourself at home. By the way, I remember when...
Darrell has hit a grand slam with this book. Ten stories that will keep you turning pages with one hand and a hanky in the other. I did not want to lay it down.
Chapter One, The Best Day, brought back many memories of Larry and I's honeymoon trip. This chapter should be required reading for any couple who that is facing a cooling off in their marriage. Each chapter is a page turner.
The third chapter, Reverend Dillard's Dilemma, is a moving tale that could be the biography of any preacher in a small church, especially if he had experienced great success in a former pastorate. Larry said, "Darrell needs to put this chapter into a pamphlet for every pastor of a small church to read." I agree, this chapter is one of the most inspiring stories of coping that I have read.
Jeff Dillard learned that God loved him, despite the lack of unction on display at Wayside Baptist. That God loves us despite appearance is a lesson worth learning at the heart level. Tales From My Back Porch is on sale this month! GET IT. JDL.
Editor's Note: Joyce is not over stating the power in this book. It's the best from the experienced pen Darrell uses to let the gift of God given to him spring forth blessings for all who will read Tales From My Back Porch.
I was contacted by the author to check this book out and give my honest humble opinion ... if you know anything about Beth ...you will know, she is one who loved sitting and just being one with outdoors. I find myself outdoors. Being quiet and getting away from the internet and just all the noise. I don't understand the folks who do enjoy all the noise. I know life can not carry on without it all ...but being away is much entertaining and fun. I wish we could all give back to the sit on your porch, talking with friends and family. This was such a heartfelt read. I love it when you find an author who can pull you into a book and you just fell head over heels in love with their great well written characters, a quick read for me, and it was just such a fun read for me. I love rocking in a rocking chair ... have they stopped that for babies? ... I was one who was rocked in a rocking chair as a kid. Thanks, Mom & Dad! Let's get back to that. Find the past, pull on the olden days and enjoy this read. Loved it! ( ;