Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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! 

This is not only a lovely book to read, but a beautiful book!  Doodle and color away as you think about what you've read, a perfect way to reflect as well as relax.  I can't think of a better gift!
Each of the 40 days begins with a Bible verse reference and a ends with a simple prayer.  The coloring page is opposite the daily read.  
Author Sarah Humphrey nailed it when she wrote this book with motherhood in mind!  Even if you're not a doodler, or a coloring fan you will love this book for the daily devotions alone!
 *I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse Pulicity Group