They thought they had a handle on forgiveness, but it seems God has them on a crash-course to an even deeper level.
After everything the Yada Yadas had been through in the past eight months, I told God I could sure use a little "dull and boring" in the new year! Was that too much to ask? But that was before Leslie "Stu" Stewart moved in upstairs. Ms. Perfect herself and me - Jodi Baxter - living in the same two-flat? A recipe for a collision. Then Delores Enriques' son Jose wanted to throw my Amanda a quinceanera - a coming-out party, Mexican style - and they're only fifteen!
Yo-Yo's still making us squirm with her gut-level honesty... and what's with this guy courting Avis? Our Avis! I guess I should have realized that with eleven Yada Yada sisters as diverse as a bag of Jelly Bellies, life would always be unpredictable.
At least Bandana Woman, who held up our Yada Yada Prayer Group at knifepoint last fall, was safely locked up in prison... or so I thought. We visited her like the Bible says, even sent her something for Christmas. But then she ends up back in our face. I mean, how far is forgiveness supposed to go?
All I know is that the longer we Yada Yadas pray together the more "real" things are getting, not only with each other but with God. "Dull and boring"? Not a chance.
About Neta Jackson:
Neta Jackson's award-winning Yada books have sold more than 100,000 copies and are spawning prayer groups across the country. She and her husband, Dave, are also an award-winning writing team, best known for the Trailblazer books - a 40-volume series of historical fiction about great Christian heroes with 1.5 million in sales - and Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes (Vols. 1-4); They live in the Chicago metropolitan area, where the Yada series are set.