A Party for Jack’s Book!

My friends at The Upper Room are throwing a party to celebrate Jack’s new book of Blessings.

It’s Wednesday, May 22, 2-3 (CDT) at The Upper Room, 1908 Grand Avenue, Nashville, TN. There will be refreshments for two and four-legged critters.

Come and join the party!!!

P.S. Come in the morning for the Taizé service (10:45 a.m. in the Chapel). We can all get lunch and then go to the party.

You’re Invited to a Book Party

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Christ before us.
Christ behind us.
Christ beside us.
Christ within us.
O Christ, be in this place.
– Prayer from my book, based on St. Patrick’s Breastplate

I want to have a party to celebrate the launch of the book, but where to have it? You live all over the place! So we’re having an online party. I hope you’ll join me for a free webinar on St. Patrick’s day! Register for the event and you can watch a recording of the webinar if you are not able to join us at the scheduled time. (If you register you can watch the interview/party at your own convenience. You’ll receive an email with a link webinar during the following week.) http://bit.ly/celtic-book-launch

Topic: Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings
Presenter: Beth A. Richardson
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-04:00)

Practice seeing blessings all around you! Join author Beth A. Richardson in celebrating the publication of her latest book, Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Prayers. Through the pages of Beth’s writing, we’re invited to connect with Celtic practices of gratitude and noticing of blessings in our everyday life. Drawing on her own Celtic heritage, Beth weaves personal story and written blessings into a book you’ll want to have ready for life’s ordinary and extraordinary moments.

In our 45-minute free webinar, you’ll meet Beth, hear her read aloud both story and blessing, and be invited to practice writing blessing prayers of your own. Get a scone or a piece of cake, a cup of Irish tea (or the beverage of your choice), and join Beth in celebrating the launch of her new book.

Register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/celtic-book-launch. You can join us live or view the webinar at whatever time is convenient for you. (If you register, within a week, you’ll receive an email with a link to the interview/party.)

Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me is a collection of blessings written in the Celtic style. The book is now available in print, ePub, or Kindle versions.

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Slow me down, God,
In these days
Of worry and terror.

Slow me down, God,
In these days
Of Christmas preparation.

Quiet my mind, my heart.
Help me carve out a space
To welcome your Holy Child.

Slow me down, God.

– Beth A. Richardson

I wrote to my Celtic Blessings email list this week that the manuscript is off to production! A nice early-Christmas present for me. 🙂 The prayer (above) is what I needed to hear this week. I hope it brings you blessings.

Much love to each of you in this season of darkness and light.