I met Melinda Means in line the very first morning of my very first writing and speaking conference. I was a wet-behind-the-ears beginner and she’d just published her first book. Her warm smile and kind invitation to her book release party were the first of many graces of that conference. Melinda has gone on to write another book — one about her journey through chronic pain and how God changed her in the midst of suffering. It’s a joy to welcome Melinda today.
This opportunity didn’t come along very often.
I was about to visit my college-age daughter at her apartment almost three hours away. Between school and work and the social life of a very outgoing young person, our time together is limited and precious.