Tuesday, October 25, 2016

40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood

40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood

by Sarah Humphrey   

Abingdon Press

Wouldn't it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions
---an easy recipe we could follow?

Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children.

In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood:

* Self-acceptance
* Self-care
* Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations
* Generosity
* Presence
* Forgiveness

In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer.  "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, 40 DAYS TO A JOYFUL MOTHERHOOD is a coloring book devotional. To be honest, I'm not sure how you are supposed to be able to work with these. I can't color and read at the same time, but maybe you color while you pray, or color while you think about the short devotion you read. 

This includes a verse, a short devotion relating to motherhood, childbirth, expectations, healing, and more, then a short prayer. There are also a few pages for you to write on, recording your blessings, etc, and a few random "articles" related to motherhood, taking time for oneself, etc. that are not tied into devotions or days. 

This might be good for a new mom or as a shower gift for a mom-to-be. 

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2dPEdIC

 Meet the Author

Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children's books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.

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