Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A Few Fun Announcements!

So, I don't usually have posts like this... actually I don't think that I've ever done a post like this! I value your time (and space in your inbox) so usually my posts are packed with as much content, lessons, printables, and recommendation as I can give you. But I've got a few things I've been meaning to tell my loyal blog readers and I just didn't want to miss the chance! (I'm way better at sharing things in a timely way on Instagram- I'd love for you to join me there too!) I promise I'll get back to regular posts after this, but here are three quick announcements in growing order of excitement! ;)

1. I'm restocking my Etsy Shop with rubber stamps Thursday! They'll be posted at 9 a.m. CST and typically sell out pretty quickly. All of the stamps in the photo below will be back in the shop and I'll ship right away this weekend. The stamps are great for personal use like Bible journaling, planners, cards, etc. and also are super fun to use in the classroom.

2. I know we've all had some disappointing cancellations this year, but it also has been fun to see the creativity and ingenuity of groups like Virtual Catholic Conference at work to bring people together. I'm super excited and honored to be presenting two workshops for the Atlanta Catechist Conference next weekend. I've loved traveling to Georgia the past few years and am sad to miss the in person interaction, but it is pretty cool that the conference is open to ANYONE for FREE!
You can register here and view any of the talks from August 20-22nd and then I'll be in a live Q&A booth from 11:00-11:30 and 1:10-1:40 EST Saturday 8/22. My talks are on Choosing and Using Good Catholic Books and Object Lessons In the Classroom; Teaching with the Parables. (You can access the resources at those links, but video presentations will only be available as part of the conference.) You can register here (remember it's free and on demand- you can watch as little or as much as you want!). I'd really love to see some of you in the Q&A booth- come say hello and we can chat!

3. And finally... I'm so excited to finally share with you that I am having my first book published! Coming out from Emmaus Road Publishing of the St. Paul Center, the book is a collection of weekly Gospel stories organized to match the Liturgical Year. Intended to be a tool to promote conversation about the Life of Christ between kids and their parents/teachers, the book contains a Gospel text, Lectio Divina prompts, questions to start everyone talking, connections to Saints, sacred art, and more. I can't wait to be able to share more with you, like the title and when we can expect it be ready to preorder. The best way to not miss the details is to subscribe to my blog (button over to your right when viewing the blog on a computer) or give me a follow on Instagram. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement over the years- my blog readers are a big reason why and how this book has come to life!