Ash and Starlight

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A quick announcement/gift idea

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Thank you all so much for surrounding me with such tenderness and love following my post/prayer earlier this week. Our beloved community near and far has continued to make Christ real to us each day through prayers, caring for our kids, dropping off food, running errands, and sending gift cards. Though I’ve embraced it reluctantly, God’s also provided space for writing, reading, and engaging in important confession over how much I’ve clung to control (or my semblance of it!). #dailymanna

This just arrived in the mail (Eden’s the model for my picture – thanks, sweetheart). It blessed me to write for the devotional book my family used throughout my childhood to now adult years. If you’re not familiar with the Disciplines, it’s an annual ecumenical devotional with a different author each week. The daily devotions reference a Scripture from that week’s lectionary texts and all coalesce into a theme as chosen by the author.

My devotions are for May of 2018 and focus on the theme of being “Born Anew.” They’re reflections on how God transforms us. How it is never to late to be what God calls us to be, opening ourselves to what we have not expected or experienced or even thought possible.

This can be a great Christmas gift to tuck away for only $11. With my family spread out in South Dakota, Utah, and Chicago, we all try to read this same devotional and send each other periodic texts with things that struck us or questions we have. It’s a meaningful way to spiritually grow with loved ones across the miles throughout the year.

I have a cool story to tell you next week. But for now, blessings on your hearts. Walk gently into this weekend.

5 Comments

  1. Congratulations on the publication! Love the photo with your darling girl. She looks proud and happy of her mama!

    Sorry to hear about your injury. May be enfold you as you are nurtured by others and being patient with yourself.

    Much love to you always,
    Kathy

    • Thank you so much, Kathy!! You have had a special role in my writing journey. Thank you for all your encouragement along the way!

      Much love to you!

  2. Wonderful news, Arianne. What is the best source for buying a copy?

    I continue to hope that you someday will publish a book of your precious prayers.

    • Thank you so much, Kathy! I would say amazon! So supportive of you. And I have put together a book proposal for a book of prayers. I am trying to find someone to publish it. No takers yet. 🙂 I will keep trying! Love you, Kathy1

  3. So excited to see this!

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