I wrote a book Â (or, to be more precise, one-fourth of a book)!
Daily Inspirations for Women: Seasons of a Woman’s Life is the title. Â It’s a daily devotional for women, arranged by season (as you see reflected in the very clever cover design above). Â Each day offers a quotation, a short reflection, and a related action — all geared towards helping women work a little spiritual nourishment into daily life. Â You can pick it up and start it on any day of the year, any year.
What makes this book super-cool is that there are four authors, each focusing on one season. Â Back when I first heard who the other three authors would be, I immediately started doing my happy dance, because they are Jessica Mesman Griffith, Vinita Hampton Wright, and Margaret Silf — all amazing women and beautiful writers. Â I felt like a groupie who had just been asked to perform with her favorite band.
And what’s also unique is that the book takes its daily quotations from a variety of sources: the Bible and other spiritual writings, but also poetry, novels, proverbs, and other famous quotations. Â (English teacher nerd that I am, I worked a little Shakespeare, Steinbeck, Austen, and Christina Rossetti into the Spring section.) Â There are spiritual insights to be found all around us, even in ostensibly secular writings, and the book celebrates that.
Anyhow, I’m really excited and honored to have been a part of this project. Â If you want to read more, check out the Loyola Press site about the book. Â It’ll be available in November; I’ll let you know when it’s here!