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Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heart

I was first introduced to Becky Thompson on Facebook through her page “Scissortail Silk” (and I just recently found out what that means). Becky also has a page called “Midnight Mom Devotional.” After reading her encouraging posts, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her book! We went through this book in our Sunday night women’s small group.

Hope is forever unfolding and never stops short of being all that we need.

-Becky Thompson, Hope Unfolding

In this book, Becky touches on everything from feeling overwhelmed to keeping up with other Moms. I enjoy at the end of each chapter, she includes a space to journal, a prayer and an affirmation. This book is good to read for every mom (or mom-to-be) no matter what stage of motherhood you are in. My small group has women of different ages and our children are also different ages, yet this book hit home for all of us. Becky’s stories are so real that I’m sure most of us have similar (if not the same) experiences. She writes about feeling like there is no support system, having dreams and being you own kind of “normal.”

So Momma’s, grab a friend, grab a copy of this book and read! You won’t regret it.

Becky’s website: http://beckythompson.com/

Scissortail Silk: https://www.facebook.com/ScissortailSilk/

Midnight Mom Deviotional: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightMomDevotional/

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My Little Prayers, Compiled by Brenda Ward, Illustrations by Diane Le Feyer

My Little Prayers by Diane Le Feyer

This book is wonderful for preschool children. My daughter is 4 and loves to repeat these easy prayers with me. She really enjoys the pictures that go along with each prayer. We use these each day. I really enjoy that there are multiple prayers for different times – meal, bed, special days, etc. The book is the perfect size for little hands but packs a lot of prayers into a small package so you aren’t repeating the same prayers over and over. Love this little book of prayers!

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Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup

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As many of you know, I enjoy helping promote books. I love doing launch teams – not only for the perk of getting an advanced copy of the book but also to share great reads to my family, friends and followers. I had the pleasure of being a part of Ruth Soukup’s launch team for her upcoming book Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul. I have read many home organization books but to be honest, they are usually hard to read and more of a checklist instead of digging deeper into the real issues.

This book has three sections – Home, Mind and Soul. In the Home section, Ruth really relates to her readers. Explaining how we feel obligated because of gifts and overwhelmed with too much stuff. She gives lots of tips for cleaning – my favorite was “…focus on only one area”- best advice ever. She goes on to explain that no matter how much or how little you do, everything is an accomplishment.

This perfectly sums up the Mind section of Ruth’s book:

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I couldn’t have said it better myself and I constantly need a reminder to live a meaningful life instead of filling my time with unimportant tasks. Soul is the third part of her book, which touches on friendships, wellness and balance – each an important part of every person.

This book is a quick read but I highly recommend taking your time and marking pages for reference. In addition to the amazing writing, Ruth offers worksheets, checklists and other information for decluttering your life. She will also be offering a DVD study to go along with the book. I can’t wait to check it out.

Order from these recommended retailers:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Faith Gateway