About the book:
40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom (Abingdon Press, August 2016)
Nourishment for a mother's soul through 40 days of devotion and . . . doodling!
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:
-Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations
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!
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This was such a special treat to get. Who doesn't love coloring and having a devotional all in the same book? The book is divided up into 40 days of refreshing, renewing and rejuvenating you as you color and read the Word. The pictures provided to color are simple yet inviting. They really just make you smile and are a great stress relief. I enjoyed the different topics each day and loved the scripture and simple prayer that accompanied it at the end.
I started the book off as I sat down with my hot chocolate with peppermint creamer, colored pencils in hand and began my journey. The first day was filled with a simple welcome and encouraged you to remember who you are and to take time for yourself . I was hooked after that and couldn't wait to start everyday with this enjoyable uplifting devotional. The journal is a quick read everyday but I found myself lingering over what I read throughout the day. When I felt stressed I would go back to that day's word and start to color. It's funny how a simple thing we did at school as children , is such a great stress reliever for us as adults. Go ahead and grab you a copy, get your colored pencils or crayons and spend time relaxing and enjoying time with God.
"The joy of the Lord is my strength." Nehemiah 8:10
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Blogger Group. The review is my own opinion and I was not compensated for it.