A lot of people throw around words like Light and Love, but when my friend, Jenna McGuiggan, speaks of such things, she does so as one who really knows what it is to long for them, to hope for and then find them. She speaks as someone who shines her light and bestows her love onto humble hearts like mine. This makes her the most beloved kind of friend.
Sometimes we cook up ways to share the love, which is exactly what Jenna did with her latest project, Lanterns: A Gathering of Stories. There's an intimacy in the way she shared her journey into friendship and togetherness in this project, a generosity in the way she gathered her friends to extend their gifts to her on to you. There's a hope these stories plant in your own lonely places that assures you there is no dark corner that light cannot eventually reach.
It is my sincere honor to play a small role in this moving work, and my extreme joy to offer a free copy to one of you! Just leave a comment on today's post telling us about someone whose light has illumined your path, and I'll announce the winner on Monday morning.
But if you really want to win big, head on over to Jenna's site, where you can hear an audio excerpt of Lanterns and find an amazing package this month called Light and Love, that includes:
- one signed copy of Lanterns: A Gathering of Stories;
- one 5"x7" color print of "The Chocolate Room" by Jennifer McGuiggan;
- an audio recording of the book's opening poem, "Oceans Vast: A Blessing," by Rachelle Mee-Chapman
- a handwritten love note; and
- a sweet treat, all thoughtfully packaged.