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      Book Launch: He Wondered as He Wandered: Reflections on Birds, Butterflies, and Battles with Depression from a Marshland Naturalist in Cape May Court House


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      October 6, 2019

      Sunday   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      188 CREST HAVEN RD.
      Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210

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      Book Launch: He Wondered as He Wandered: Reflections on Birds, Butterflies, and Battles with Depression from a Marshland Naturalist

      Five years ago, on October 22, 2014, popular CMBO volunteer and go-to nature guide, David Lord, lost his battle with depression. The Lord Family invites you to celebrate the LEGACY OF DAVID'S LIFE with the publication of his reflective writings. He shares his love of birds, butterflies, and nature through the lens of his deep faith in God. But his writings also reveal some of the conflicts that raged within him. Guest writers provide insight into David's courageous fight against depression and thoughts of suicide at the intersection of faith.

      "He Wondered as He Wandered: Reflections on Birds, Butterflies, and Battles with Depression from a Marshland Naturalist" is a collection of David Lord's nature writings culled from his hundreds of birding tours in Southern New Jersey, treks out West, travels in Europe, and more. His ability to see the character of God in Creation provided a respite for his restless spirit. The insights he gained pour from his heart in these short devotional thoughts.

      David's battle with depression and thoughts of suicide are detailed in chapters contributed by those who knew him well. Their insights empower the words he left behind with a legacy of life for those who love birds and butterflies—and may battle as he did.

      David’s family has published this scrapbook memoir as a guide to inform your spirit and imagination, drawing you nearer to God—wondering as you wander. David's original nature photography and resources to assist you or someone you love who may be battling depression and associated issues are also included.

      The Lord family hopes to give wings to his life legacy. In addition, the book features birding and nature resources throughout the Pinelands and marshes in Southern New Jersey, plus more--including a critical chapter written by Dr. Ronald Newman addressing suicide awareness, depression, and perfectionism.

      A special Memorial Book Launch Event with guest contributors and speakers and more--plus a slide-show, door prizes, refreshments, and music by The Voice singer/songwriter, Dawson Coyle.

      SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNT PRICE: $20.00

      PLACE:
      The New Jersey Audubon Cape May Bird Observatory Center
      600 N Delsea Drive (Rt. 47), Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
      Goshen between mile marker 15 & 16

      Bird Walk will be open to guests!

      TIME:
      Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2:00pm-5:00pm

      ALL PROCEEDS FROM BOOK SALES WILL BE DONATED TO:
      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
      Hotline: 1 800 273-8255

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      Those who seek peace in the glories of nature will be inspired.
      Those who grieve in loss will be encouraged.
      Those who battle as David did will find strength to embrace LIFE.

      For more information visit our website at: http://bit.ly/2khSJjc

      Categories: Literary & Books | Outdoors & Recreation | Religion & Spirituality

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