About the Author

Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. It’s been a gift to read Bread & Wine alongside so many amazing women. Our inRL Minnesota ladies started a Facebook group after this Spring’s event, and several of us read through Bread & Wine and discussed it on that page together. And then, this past weekend, we got together for a Bread & Wine dinner! We ate and laughed so much, and opened up to each other about our struggles and dreams. Robin, and all of you amazing (in)courage ladies… you are making such a difference through your words and your work. God is bringing community, healing, and life through you! Thank you, thank you.

    • Amanda,

      Something about your comment hit a nerve…and surprisingly, filled my eyes with tears. What your group did is precisely our greatest hope: to carry over what you’ve begun online with the people in your sphere, in YOUR neighborhood. I’m just so happy reading these comments; I wish you could’ve seen the smile explode on my face when I read yours :D.

      • Someday God will show you ALL you’ve done to impact the hearts of women here, and what a glorious day it will be! 🙂 Just one more story — about half of the women stayed late after the dinner, and we ended up sharing our pain… abuse, depression, grief, family dysfunction… and through that sharing we all realized we are not so different, not so alone. And that Jesus is our common healer & redeemer. One of the women realized that she really needed healing from an abusive past, and was able to connect with another woman who had been through similar things and has seen God heal her heart. It just makes me tear up to think of how the love of Jesus flows through (in)courage, through Bread & Wine, through my friend and I hosting inRL, through ladies being brave and showing up, through one of the ladies opening up her home, and into the healing of hearts. Amazing God. ((hugs))

  2. Bread and wine; of course, the first thought/memory would be of our Dear, Sweet, Lord (my spiritual family) the night before He was betrayed, and His bewildered apostles as they listened to the first Communion with Him. But, my second thought that comes from those two words are the memories of each and (almost) every Sunday, (give or take a few) in the past 60 years of my life at my parents’ table (my earthly family), as, since we are Italians, Sunday sauce was a must, bread and wine included of course (!), rain, shine, or even at a picnic, for pete’s sake. Yes, two very strong memories, two little words.

  3. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this whole study – I was a recipient of the book that one kind lady from this community provided! This has been such a blessing to me and helped me see cooking for others as a gift to them and myself! He does gift us with so much, doesn’t He?! I really enjoyed the videos too – you are all so much fun! Again, thank you Bloom, (in)courge, Jessie, Angie Robin, and Shauna, and the sharing ladies of this place!!

  4. I truly love to cook. It looks like you all had a blast cooking, talking and laughing. It must have been a ton of fun to have girlfriends around when baking.

    I find that one gift I have is baking/cooking–especially for others. Nothing brings me more joy than taking a home cooked meal to someone. It blesses me as much as it does them.

    Thanks!

  5. My grand-kiddo’s and I had a great time making this recipe, but I think you ladies had more fun! You are all beautiful and this study fed my soul and taste buds. Thanks!