Gospel Encouragement for Moms

November 22nd, 2014

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Have you ever wondered if you are Mom enough? This is the question asked by many in our culture. But Desiring God asks, Is God God enough?

I’m excited to participate in a new project with Desiring God called Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope. A compilation including eight voices, Mom Enough is gospel encouragement for a mother’s heart. It “exposes the spiritual corruption behind competitive mothering, and explores how gospel grace is relevant for the daily trials and worries of motherhood. In the trenches, these moms have learned to redirect their hope and trust from the shifting sands of popular opinion to the unchanging all-sufficiency of God.”

To learn more and get a free e-copy of this book, click here. To order a paperback copy, click here: Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope.




Jesus is Most Special {Review and Giveaway}

November 20th, 2014

From the time our kids were very little, we wanted to use the Christmas season as a time to point them to Christ. We wanted to develop traditions and habits that helped them learn about Immanuel, God made flesh, who came and made his home among us. We also wanted to use those weeks of Advent to focus on God’s word, showing them how the story of redemption was fulfilled and completed in Christ.

Over the years, we’ve gathered favorite resources to help us to that end. To be honest, it’s hard to find solid biblical resources for children. Many are shallow, have poor theology, or just miss the point altogether. Recently, I was excited to learn that one of my favorite author’s of children’s resources has published a Christmas book for children. If you’ve read here for a while, you may remember me reviewing or referring to Sally Michael’s books. She is the cofounder of Children Desiring God and the author of a recently released picture book, titled Jesus Is Most Special.

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Jesus Is Most Special is a book designed to help young children learn the Christmas story. Placing the Christmas story in the context of the greater story of Scripture, Jesus Is Most Special teaches children about the promised Savior we celebrate at Christmas. As always, Sally Michael provides instruction and suggestions for parents in how to use the book. She recommends using it alongside a nativity scene. Each section of the story has a symbol on the page that indicates when the child can add a figure to the nativity set. The ultimate goal is for children to learn the story so well that they can then go on and share it with others.

This is a short and simply written book, perfect for young children. For families that desire to teach and disciple their children about Christ, Jesus Is Most Special is a wonderful resource. Its solid biblical prose will point children to the most special child ever born. And after a few readings, come Christmas Eve, they will be prepared to share the story on their own with friends and family.

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Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my review. The words and thoughts are my own.



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Gospel Encouragement for Moms

Have you ever wondered if you are Mom enough? This is the question asked by many in our culture. But Desiring God asks, Is God God enough? I’m excited to participate in a new project with Desiring God called Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope. A compilation including eight voices, Mom Enough is […]

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The Gospel and Fruitfulness

It’s a busy season for our family. Between travels, homeschool, sports, Scouts, and other activities, our days are full and go by quickly. One consequence to our packed schedule is that I’ve found myself scattered, unfocused, and forgetful. I’ve been late for appointments or missed them all together. I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked into a room […]

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