Katie Reid is a busy mom of five and wife of a youth pastor who readily admits she’s been made like Martha. I met Katie a couple of years ago as we crossed online paths in writing circles and immediately found her generous and encouraging. Her upcoming release, Made Like Martha, will help modern day Marthas embrace and tailor their strengths. Happy to welcome Katie today as the first in our summer author series.
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The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.
There is a scene in the movie Mary Poppins where Mr. and Mrs. Banks are trying to hire a new nanny for their children. A large number of potential employees are lined up on Cherry Tree Lane, outside the Banks’ home.
All of a sudden, the wind picks up and blows the waiting nannies into the London sky. Mary Poppins then gracefully floats down from the clouds, using her umbrella as a parachute of sorts. She arrives at the front door of the Banks’ home—rosy cheeked and confident, carpet bag in hand. She quite literally blows away the competition.
My dad used to reenact this “flying nannies” moment. Before bedtime my three siblings and I pretended to be asleep on the living room floor. As we waited, we closed our eyes and tried not to giggle as we anticipated what was to come.