Crossroads, 1220 W. 41st Street in Sioux Falls, will be hosting a book signing of Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self on Saturday, May 12, from 10 to 11:30am. May 12 is the final day of Nurses Week and Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

The owner asked that I publicize my book signing to all my family and friends. I told him I only have about two friends here, because I’m a fairly new transplant from Chicago. I asked those two friends (!) the other day, and they will be opening their cottages next Saturday!

So, any other “friends,” please show up next Saturday morning at Crossroads! If you’re not interested in my book, or you have it already, buy a copy for that friend about to graduate. Or buy something for a mom as it’s Mother’s Day the next day. There are loads of gift items; I nearly bought a Be Still and Know that I am God wall hanging, because that was a Biblical underpinning of my graduate school research on leisure, but it wouldn’t fit where I would want to put it.

I’m very grateful to Russ at Crossroads (Books Gifts Music) for hosting my book signing during Nurses Week. I’m hoping the display of books will also call attention to and honor all nurses.

While at Crossroads, I did find something I could use immediately: a set of CDs featuring piano music of old favorite hymns: Blessed Assurance,  Great is Thy Faithfulness, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, and ninety-seven more. I’m thankful I learned many hymns in Christian School growing up, because now I can sing along while the melody is playing. Listening to them provides an aura of comfort in our living room as we travel along this road of Marv’s cancer.

See you Saturday!