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Lessons from the Porch at Kenley Cove

by Mary Alice Kenley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781490876535
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781490876559
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781490876542

About the Book

Mary Alice Kenley names everything: Stella the new stove; Sherry, the huge houseplant in the TV room; and on and on it goes. If you can get your head around that, it’s easy to see that she would name her houses. As she and her husband approached what she calls “a certain age” and decided it was time to move away from the city, they found a shabby little place on Logan Martin Lake in Alabama that they painstakingly chiseled into their sweet little spot. A friend’s daughter suggested they call it Kenley Cove, and it just felt right. Family went together and bought mugs for them that had Kenley Cove on one side and her favorite scripture on the other, so it was official! 

Mary Alice lives in this spot with a man she calls Awesome Wonderful. Dr. Bob Kenley is a retired Christian school headmaster; Mary Alice says he is awesome and he is wonderful, so the moniker fits! She is a retired lobbyist. Awesome Wonderful chose to return to the classroom after retirement, while she chose—at age 60—to go back to school to learn how to help people through marriage and family counseling. That’s what she does a few hours a week at Kenley Cove. 

These writings are taken from experiences in counseling couples, working with groups, and her own personal walk with God. You will laugh and you will cry and hopefully you will be encouraged. That’s the prayer from the porch at Kenley Cove.

About the Author

Mary Alice Kenley is a retired lobbyist turned counselor and author. In nice weather, she can be found counseling on the porch of their home in rural Alabama. She lives lakeside in tiny Cropwell, Alabama, with her husband of almost a half century, Bob. They enjoy entertaining family, extended family, and friends in their backyard and on the lake.