Friday, November 18, 2016

Review: The Mother God Made Me to Be

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The Mother God Made Me to Be by Karen Valentin
A contributor to Guideposts annuals for ten years, Karen Valentin's narrative pieces about her journey to marriage and motherhood and then to single motherhood have resonated with readers. Here she collects the longer versions of her pieces and adds many new ones.

Karen lived an adventurous single life but longed for a family of her own. After years of maintaining her vow of purity and waiting for a man who shared her Christian faith, she fell in love with her best friend and co-worker. They married. She bore two sons. They divorced.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Licorice Allsorts Crochet Scarf

Planned colour pooling is trending at the moment and many projects using this method have popped up on social media. When this scarf by Laura @ Over The Apple Tree appeared on Facebook I knew it was time to get on board.

If you have never heard of this method before, prepare to be amazed. You'll never look at variegated yarn the same way again!

Planned Colour Pooling - Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

Friday, November 4, 2016

Book Club: Hope Unfolding ~ Chapter 10: The "Good Mom" Movement

Welcome to Book Club!

YOU are a good mom - Becky Thompson.

In this final chapter Becky discusses our feelings of inadequacy and failure, and the belief that we are not good enough, which we often have playing on repeat in our minds.

We've all been there.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Book Club: Hope Unfolding ~ Chapter 9: The Father's Love for a Momma's Heart

Hope Unfolding Chapter 9 - God Loves You Just as You AreWelcome to Book Club!

...the very same God who formed galaxies and raised the dead to life knows your name and thinks about you. He does. He thinks about how you feel and the deep desires of your heart. He longs to have a relationship with you where you trust him fully and believe that you are accepted by Him - Becky Thompson.

In chapter 9 Becky discusses the love God has for each of us. It is a love that you don't have to earn and that you wont ever lose. God loves you just as your are. His love is unconditional and permanent.

God delights in your presence. He adores you - Becky Thompson.

Sometimes we focus on our failures, the ways that we have messed up or ways that we feel we are lacking, and we believe that we are not good enough for Gods love. Sometimes we believe that God couldn't love us. However, Becky reminds us that we don't ever need to feel like we are not worthy of God's love. His love for us is based not on who we are, but rather who he is and who we are in relation to him.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Book Club: Hope Unfolding ~ Chapter 8: Outside the Box

Hope Unfolding Chapter 8Welcome to Book Club!

In chapter 8 Becky discusses those seasons in life that feel as though they will drag on forever. It might be a situation that you feel will never change. Perhaps you have no idea how to change the situation. Maybe you are so overwhelmed by your circumstances that you feel trapped and the only way to move forward is to feel your way through the dark.