Sometimes God provides a serendipitous gift that delights your heart, but you didn't even know to ask for it. Dr. Michael Ward was such a gift. He was Sarah's first private tutor, (prof to us!), and over several years of events that we all shared together, he quickly became a family friend.
As it happens, an artist wrote to me about a week ago and said she would love to give one of our audience a lovely print about children. It just happened that Dr. Ward, (Michael), was coming to stay in our home and to give a lecture in Colorado Springs.
So, naturally I thought, "I should ask him to give us some insight on the importance of "table" in the life of C.S. Lewis, as that is his expertise. And I will give away an Art print to go along with the podcast. He shared so much more. I know you will love this surprise "mini-podcast" I made just for launch week.
And, What a great time we had at the FB Live Launch Party on Tuesday evening! We had so much fun giving many prizes away to you, our audience. I would just love for you to share about the launch of my new book with your friends. If you missed our party, you can watch the replay here. If you won a prize, please email email@example.com and let us know which prize you won and your contact and mailing information.
I am so excited to share this Mini-Podcast with you. We sat down quickly together and recorded this conversation after a quick breakfast the morning I left for Nashville. I know you will enjoy hearing his lovely accent and his insight about stories, an inspirational poem and C.S. Lewis about table time.
I know someone will love this C.S. Lewis art print below created by Alissa Merritt.
To enter to win, please share about my new book, The Lifegiving Table, and leave a comment letting us know where you shared.
"Spud" is the name his close friends call him. So happy to be in this auspicious company of people. (Clay's hands holding up our welcome sign. :))
George Herbert, 1593 - 1633
Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
If I lacked anything.
“A guest," I answered, “worthy to be here”:
Love said, “You shall be he.”
“I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,
I cannot look on thee.”
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
“Who made the eyes but I?”
“Truth, Lord; but I have marred them; let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.”
“And know you not," says Love, “who bore the blame?”
“My dear, then I will serve.”
“You must sit down," says Love, “and taste my meat.”
So I did sit and eat.
Also today, I have a beautiful gift for one of you! Alissa Merritt of Ivy Letter Co. has a gorgeous watercolor print for one of you who leaves a comment on this post telling where you shared about The Lifegiving Table. This is one of my favorite quotes that has inspired me for years. Also, Ivy Letter Co. is offering all of my readers 10 % off of any purchase with the code LIFEGIVINGTABLE. Thank you, Ivy Letter Co!
I would love for you to share about my books in all of your places. Remember to leave a comment below and tell me where you shared it and you will be entered to win the print.