Accidental Days and Soda Pop Pork


My friend Susie and I accidentally spent an entire day together this weekend. What started as a morning meeting to discuss writing became one long meandering conversation about life and family and weddings and hope and fear and things she’s learned and things I’ve learned and things we’re still stumbling to embrace. We moved from the kitchen table to the sofa to the car to a great little table at a local restaurant. There were tears and thoughtful moments and uncomfortable pauses and laughs. And as I drove home, I thought, “There need to be more accidental days in this life.” Days where the clock becomes secondary to the conversation. Days where “all about me” is happily trumped by “all about you.” Days where time (and people) is invested rather than spent.

So, what does an accidental day and pork have to do with each other? Nothing really. But then again, maybe everything. Because somewhere in that meandering conversation, we talked about food and the beauty of justing sitting at the table with someone and letting the time slip away in good conversation – about giving ourselves permission to have accidental days even when life feels rushed and full and overwhelming.

Pepsi Ribs with Cranberry Citrus Ginger BBQ

I shared this recipe with Susie. I think you’ll like it too. Now she’s sharing it as part of 52 Sunday Suppers.

Here’s to your accidental days.

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About Ronne Rock


We're in this together, and I am for you. I secure road signs with a hammer of hope, and clear the debris so they can be seen. I am your encourager. I walk and keep walking. Cheer and keep cheering. I invest, dive deep, and cherish most the stories being written in the lives of women who believe restoration is a reality on earth as it is in heaven. God holds the pen in those stories, “That one - I hold her. And that one - she is My delight. And that one - never snatched away.”  I am a mouthpiece of celebration for women. Redemption is our song. You can find even more encouragement in  "For You, Love" the prayer journals that invite you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. I'm currently writing One Woman Can Change the World, set to publish late spring 2020 (Revell). I'm honored to be represented by Credo Communications.

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