Shaping and Molding

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Yet, O Lord, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter.” – Isaiah 64:8

This blog post contains a story that started well before I was born.  When my mother was in seminary in Louisville, (Yes, for those who do not know I am indeed a preacher’s kid) she met a friend who would become a lifelong friend.  Years later, this lifelong friend would provide a sort of safe haven, a place of renewal to her good friend’s child (me).  This friend, Ann Laird Jones, would give Jordan a gift early on that she would not recognize to be a gift until Jordan was in her 20’s.

To this day, Ann Laird Jones is one of the most loving, affirming, and selfless people I have ever had the privilege of knowing.

You see, every summer my family vacations in the mountains of Western North Carolina, at…

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