Still Drinking from the Saucer

“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.”

The Saucer Sisters

The Saucer Sisters

For more than 15 years I have been part of the most amazing group of women—the Saucer Sisters.

Talk about community.

There are 15 of us now, with one who visits when she’s back in town. Our ages span more than three decades.  We total almost 600 years of marriage, with 49 children and rapidly growing numbers of grandchildren.

We have played together:  at the beach, at a ranch in Arizona, in New York City, in Edisto, SC.  We try to meet once a month to catch up and pray.We laugh together and rejoice together and cry together.  We have said good-bye to parents and hello to new sons- and daughters-in-law and grandbabies.

All of us are in “full-life” ministry—mentoring, teaching, networking, encouraging, writing, speaking…And oh yes, grandparenting.

This past weekend we gathered at a new place—Joyce’s lovely new log cabin in the Ocala National Forest.  Pine forest and oak trees.  Wild life—deer, bears, snakes, marsh birds, and who knows what else.  The moon rising through the woods.  Oh, the food we ate.  The stories we told.  The saucer secrets we shared.

And how we have prayed for each other!

Can’t wait I will see them next month, and we will pick up where we left off…drinking from the saucer.

How about you?  Do you have a community that drinks from the saucer together?

C2015 Judy Douglass