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:
—Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations
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!
The keyword in the title is JOYFUL. What mother doesn't hope to provide more joy within their home? Each of these 40 devotions challenge us mothers towards living a more joyful life.
The author digs deep. Causing you, on day one, to look at yourself. At who you are. So often we are so focused on our kids, our family, that taking the time to stop, and focus on ourselves, not in a selfish way but in a way that God can minister to us.
Each devotion begins with a scripture. The author then expounds on the scripture leaving us with challenging thoughts or ideas and then concludes with a prayer.
Then the fun begins. It has been said that coloring can be relaxing, therapeutic even. Each day, opposite the devotion, you are presented in a cute coloring page. The coloring pages
are seemingly hand drawn which definitely gives this book it's character! Color while you rehearse the scripture or pray about what the Lord wants to speak to you that day.
Overall I find this book to be just what the doctor ordered for many mothers. It would make a great gift for yourself or any mother wanting to rekindle the joy in her life.
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