Q & A with Sharon Seyfarth Garner

What’s Next for Sharon?

Mandala Fully Colored

What’s next for you?

I am currently working on the manuscript for a follow-up book titled Mandalas, Candles, and Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent (to be released by Upper Room in Fall 2017). It will be a blend of the four contemplative prayer methods from Praying with Mandalas with the four weeks of Advent. Interestingly, the Advent wreath is also a mandala, and the four candles (hope, love, joy, and peace) provide a wonderful and simple way to stay centered during the season of Advent.

On a personal note, I am enjoying watching my children grow and transform into dynamic young adults. Next fall, my son will be a junior in college, and my daughter will be a high school senior. Soon my husband and I will be empty nesters along with all of the joys and sadness that brings. We will be enjoying more time together, and that will be a tremendous blessing.