This is Brittany. She is a momma of boys (like me!) and a liturgical calendar nut (like me!) She is also the author of The Lily Field blog, a precious blog full of fun ideas, and real life post, that I quickly fell in-love with.
Over the next little while you might see bits of A Homemade Year turning up here and there as we celebrate the simple joys of Ordinary Time. As part of the summer tour, Brittany is hosting a giveaway of the book!!
There is only a day left in the giveaway, so if you haven't entered yet, make sure you do! And check out her post about Ordinary Time and the pasta salad recipe she shares from the book!
Also, Ashley Ann from Under the Sycamore posted a quote from AHY yesterday afternoon on her Instagram feed.
I cannot express how overwhelmed I get when I read all the sweet and encouraging comments on post such as Brittany's and Ashley's. I am blown away every time. Blown away and grateful. Also I am humbled by the weight and the responsibility that comes with sharing ones heart. The call to be authentic and real and to let the mess and the hope hang out becomes that much more important. To live the truth of All is not perfect, all is not lost, instead all is grace daily.
Speaking of being blown away...
Guess who gets to present at Wild Goose?
If you don't know about Wild Goose, check out their website and be amazed by the gathering of talent and heart they have amassed (including Phyllis Tickle, Sybil MacBeth, Glennon Melton, Brian McClaren, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Phillip Yancy...) The name of the festival comes from the Celtic word used for the Holy Spirit, which also means wild goose because it cannot be tracked,or tamed. Golly I love that metaphor.
I am truly blown away that I get to participate and share a bit of my story and the heart of AHY at this festival. Talk about fields of grace.
(And yes, the hippie part of me is excited by being at this sort of gathering. I am already planning how to decorate my tent....)
If you are going to be at Wild Goose come see me! I will be presenting in the Art & Soul Cafe, Friday night, August 9 from 6:30-7:30. As a friend of mine you can get a 20% discount on ticket prices if you click here. Yay you! Yay Wild Goose!
Tomorrow is Miles' birthday party. It is all about the Minecraft this year. Cannot believe my baby is 9.
Have a great weekend friends!