Bloom Book Club

By Posted in - General on June 17th, 2013 10 Comments

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I’m SO excited & thankful to be a part of the Bloom Book Club! Jessica & Angie chose Bread & Wine as this summer’s book, and this weekend I went to Nashville to shoot a whole bunch of videos for it.

The book club starts on Monday, June 24th, which is a week from today, and every few days there’s a new video—lots of conversations about the book, and four recipes that we cooked together, too.

Here’s a link to the intro video, and here’s a link to the details and schedule. No need to sign up—although you can, if you’d like to get an email when each video goes up. All you need is a copy of the book, and you can always get them at B&N, Amazon, and right now Dayspring has them at a great price, too.

On Saturday morning, Jessica picked me up at the hotel, and we drove to Angie’s house, where the video guys were setting up and her darling girls were just about to leave for the pool.

We spent allllllll day in Angie’s house, snuggled up on the couch, and then bumping in to each other in the kitchen, telling stories, crying a little, and literally laughing till we cried. (It took TEN takes for us to get through the Breakfast Cookie segment. I’m absolutely not telling you why, but my stomach hurt from laughing.)

We talked while the cameras were rolling and while they weren’t. I’d never met Jessica or Angie, but we have dear mutual friends, and more than that, I think, we’re on the same page in some fundamental ways: women who are pursuing lives of faith, parenting little ones, juggling books and blogs and travel schedules, trying to live with courage and honesty, trying to soak up the little kid years and do the work we feel called to do.

Honestly, we connected. I hope that translates. I know it will. I hope you sense that we really had a fantastic time together, that we weren’t turning anything on for the camera—if anything, the poor video team had to keep waiting for us to get back to the topic at hand, you know, the videos we were shooting.

As ever, I’m such a believer in what happens when we invite people into our homes and lives and stories. Saturday was a total treat, and I hope you get a chance to take a peek at some of the videos we made. Happy summer & so much love. 

(10) awesome folk have had something to say...

  • Jessica @The Mom Creative - Reply

    June 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Being together for a FULL day was the best way to spend a Saturday. And I will never be able to eat breakfast cookies without laughing. Love you, friend.

  • Lisa-Jo @lisajobaker - Reply

    June 17, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Oh I can’t wait to see what you all cooked up – literally and figuratively and every other way too :)

  • Robin Dance - Reply

    June 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Of this I’m sure: the videos will communicate a warmth and authenticity that complements Bread & Wine perfectly :). They’ll call viewers to pursue community in greater measure, to be Christ’s hands and feet to one another. Isn’t that a thrill?

    So thankful to have met you, to be a small part of the behind-the-scenes crew (mostly) to bring a wonderful study to more women :).

    xo

  • Marcia in Brazil - Reply

    June 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I don’t know why, but this post made me cry. Ugly cry… Thank you for touching my life through your writing, for teaching me more about God’s love and for making me feel like I’m not all alone. Loce,

  • Jen at nonstopmama - Reply

    June 18, 2013 at 1:36 am

    I am SO thrilled to hear this as I am loving Bread & Wine (in the gaps juggling family, home, blog and longing to keep God at the centre of it all!) and I know this will be such an encouragement! Funnily enough I have been thinking about sharing your wonderful book with girlfriends here as part of a developing hospitality/girls night gathering which I’d love to nurture so to tune into these will be a real treat and I know so inspiring! Thank you ALL!! And so great to hear you had so much fun doing it (with sore tummy to prove it!). Xx

  • Michelle DeRusha - Reply

    June 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Loved hearing your real, actual voice here, Shauna – looking forward to this series. I got a copy of Bread & Wine from my local library and loved it so much I bought my own copy. Then I actually gave it to my husband because he’s the cook around here – I’m the sous chef! Is he maybe the only man, besides your dad and Aaron, who owns a copy of Bread & Wine?!

  • Angie Ryg - Reply

    June 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I can’t wait to see you ladies connecting and cooking! What a blessing to be able to share such sweet time together.

  • Whitney - Reply

    June 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

    We just had book club for Bread & Wine last night in Atlanta. It was so much fun! It’s such a great book to bring people together.

  • Karin FIelds - Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I have been blessed to be a part of an amazing community of women the past few years, and we are doing a Bread and Wine dinner party series this summer! This book has inspired me to shed the false image I have been carrying about myself as “not really a cook” and has honored my deep passion for connecting with others in meaningful ways! Thank you, Shauna!

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