Sometimes I sit down with a friend and have multiple things to tell her … and none of them are related. We may have to catch up, talk about the books we’re reading and the music we’re listening to, share new recipes, and make plans for next time.
Today’s post is going to be that kind of conversation as I share things I want you to know about.
1. Slugs & Bugs is making new music!
Slugs & Bugs‘ music has been a staple in our kids’ lives, so it’s fun some new albums are in the works just as my youngest is starting to appreciate these fun sounds. S&B creator Randall Goodgame is a talented musician and incorporates silliness and scripture to well-crafted songs.
I could tell you stories about singing “Where You Gonna Go” when we were potty training Ben and how we still laugh about “Under where?” I especially love “I’m Adopted,” a celebration of earthly adoptions and, more importantly, our adoptions into God’s family. “Two Shirts” (based on Luke 3:11, Mark 9:35, and Matthew 6:19-21) is one of my favorites from the first Sing the Bible album. We sing “Piggy Toes” to Rachel and laugh about “Alien.”
Slugs & Bugs recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund two new albums – Sing the Bible Vol. 3 and Sing the Bible Christmas. When you support these projects now, you can get CDs, downloads, and other goodies when the new music is ready. The Kickstarter will be open through March 28.
2. I have a story in a new book about friendship!
“When You Find Another” by Kay Harms is a book about friendship. It aims to challenge readers to consider the quality and health of their friendships and spur them to action to cultivate meaningful relationships.
Written in a conversational tone, Kay invited other women to share their stories. I’m grateful to be included with a story about how Jaclyn and I – neither of whom like to dance – square danced our way into each other’s lives almost 19 years ago when we were college students and continue to share everyday life.
3. My friend wrote a Lenten devotional.
Susan Shipe has a Lenten devotional called “40 Days of Lent: The People, Places, and Events Surrounding the Passion.” Susan takes readers on a journey through scripture leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
I’ve read a sampling of the devotional and I know Susan has an enthusiasm for telling the stories of scripture and how they relate to our lives.
If we were actually sitting at a table having this random conversation, it wouldn’t be one sided. So, what do you have to share? Give me some book recommendations. Or what about a recipe I should make this week?