"(I've) been reading your wonderful daily devotions since last June.
First of all, I'd like to express my gratitude for the blessing I've received through the book. I can't tell you how much and how often it encouraged me... I can't think of my days without "Strugglers" now. And I didn't want to make it my own. So I started translating it to share it with three of my friends"
Didn't See It Coming: How I faced bouncing off a Buick and other assorted stuff
Turns out the Buick who hit her was just one thing in a long list of things that Peggy Haymes didn't see coming. Join her as she navigates the aftermath of a car's impact, the challenges of aging parents and medically demanding pets, celebrations of friendship and grief for the loss of them, while holding onto faith and humor.
This book is for you if
You've faced unexpected challenges in your life
You enjoy stories of people finding ways of triumph over adversity.
You enjoy cycling
You've faced (or are facing) caregiving responsibilities with aging parents
"Haymes writes with honesty, insight and humor." Furman Magazine
"If Haymes had not written this book... someone should have. She demonstrates courage in the face of many obstacles." Bob Burchette, The (Greensboro, NC) News and Record
It is a quick read. It is a satisfying read. It is, theologically speaking, a damn good read." The late James M. Dunn, former Resident Professor of Christianity and Public Policy The Divinity School at Wake Forest University
To follow my "Callings" blog, "Strugglers, Stragglers and Seekers" podcast, and to learn about other resources, visit https://www.HeartCallings.com
Peggy Haymes (and Bear)
I'm a minister, writer and licensed counselor. One of my most important jobs is being a home provider to rescue cats and dogs, especially those who had hard starts in life.
I first felt a calling to ministry in Junior High, and have spent all of the years since trying to figure out what that means. It’s still a work in progress.
I preach when I can, writes as much as I'm able, and enjoy hearing other people’s stories. Through my online site, Heart Callings (www.heartcallings.com), I help strugglers, stragglers and seekers on the faith journey.
I've written seven books so far. I've written collections of prayers (Be Thou Present, Heart Prayers, and heart prayers 2), daily devotions for the year (Strugglers, Stragglers and Seekers) and memoirs (Didn’t See It Coming and I Don’t Remember Signing Up For This Class.) I realize that my memoir titles make it sound like I bumble through life, fairly clueless. I hopes that this isn’t always the case.