While we have been watching for lambs, I also have been watching for the release of my book! It’s called Shepherding the Seasons; Stories from a Life With Two Flocks, and the two flocks, of course, are my Whidbey Island sheep, and you- the UCUCC congregation. You are the ones who kept asking me for (and putting up with) more sheep stories, and the ones who have come out to the farm on Lamb Days, and the ones who have told me your stories as well. It is the story of us – how we have taken this journey of ministry together over the past two decades. So this book is dedicated to you.
The book also features beautiful interior illustrations by Whidbey Island artist and our church member Rebecca Rickabaugh. Many of you already know the beautiful work she does. I can hardly wait for you to see her work here.
The book is available for pre-order from Pilgrim Press, a great publisher that I’m honored to be working with. There are also copies available through the church for anyone who could not otherwise afford to purchase one. Please email gro.ccuytisrevinu@snoitacinummoc, and we will make sure you get one when they arrive.
On Friday, May 15th, Gathering Ground, the spiritual community this church has helped start, is offering a Story Night they are calling “Creature Connections” where I will be reading from the book. There will be some music, I will read one of my stories, and we’ll all have some time to reflect on our “creature connections.” If you purchase my book through Pilgrim Press by May 14th and use the code STORYTIME you’ll get a discount and a few stories sent as a pdf to your email inbox in time for story night. Or, order from our local favorite Secret Garden Bookstore and get a 20% discount from owner (and UCUCC member) Christy McDanold.
The book (which is at the printer’s now) will be shipped as soon as it is available. You can sign up for Story Night and get the Zoom link below, or feel free to message me for more information. And thank you, church, for all of your support as I share our stories with the wider world.
The Adequate Shepherd
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