Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Long Days of Small Things
Wow! Reading this book has blessed me so much! Let me tell you about it.
About the book:
Rich, soul-inspiring practices for moms who have neither quiet nor time. Dirty laundry, crayon-smeared bills, and smashed crackers . . . And there’s your Bible—buried under a pile of diapers. Bleary-eyed from lack of sleep, without a moment of peace and quiet, you wonder if the spiritual life you crave is even possible. But God sees you. He designed this parenting journey, after all. He understands the chaos of motherhood. And he joins you in everything—whether you’re scrubbing the floor, nursing a fussy newborn, or driving to soccer practice. Catherine McNiel invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering moment.
I could relate so well to this book. There is so much we do as mothers that we can easily be depleted. The idea the author presents is that while you are doing these daily tasks....wiping bottoms, washing dishes, folding clothes, cleaning messes.....that you can praise God and focus on Him in the midst of all of this.
One quote that I absolutely loved at the beginning of this book: "I hadn't know that I felt invisible until I felt seen. I hadn't realized how thankless the ceaseless sacrifices of motherhood felt until someone gently pointed me to their honor and value."
Please consider blessing a young mother in your life with this valuable book. It would be a beautiful gift for a baby shower or Mother's Day.
On a side note...A ironic thing is I was going to read this one night as I took a bath. My little boy came running into the bathroom to see me and bumped the book, knocking it into the tub and soaking it. I had to laugh how perfect it was that he knocked THIS book into the water. So I had to let it dry out before I continued reading.
It took me a while to read this book simply because it was beautifully written, and I wanted to read slowly and absorb what I read, if that makes sense.
This book was provided to me by Tyndale for my honest review. Thank you.
Have a day of blessings!