The Gospel-Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need has been a breath of fresh air. This isn’t a book on how to change or shape your child or children but instead, it points us toward putting our full focus on God. In doing so, everything else falls into place as we become how God intended for us to be. In remembering as well as learning these truths and how they apply to our lives, we grow to become a Godly Christ-centered example to those around us.
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A few days ago my family received the Family Honor Plate & Table Thyme Discussion Cards through the mail. The inner package was wrapped in yellow paper and my kids were super excited to see what it was. The idea of the plate set is to make a point of seeing the good character your child or children in the family are doing throughout their day and honoring them with the plate. The discussion cards offer family’s a way to connect screen-free through all sorts of different questions to answer and discuss over the dinner table.
Slow Down Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood by author and musician Nichole Nordeman is written by a mom for other moms. This book is suitable for new mothers as well as for moms that have been at it for awhile. It’s really a gentle nudge to not miss out on the everyday moments. Parenting is hard, life is busy, and if we blink time will go by so quickly that we find ourselves really missing out on those moments we can’t get back.
I admit that parenting can be really hard. Some days it’s wonderful and other days I really hate it. There’s so many sources out there and everyone is willing to chime in to give advice that it’s enough to make ones head spin. David Tripp’s book “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” differs from the rest because it gives us advice taken straight from the gospel. Instead of scratching our heads and feeling hopeless we’ll instead be encouraged, inspired, relieved, and hopeful knowing our Father God has a plan.
Once-A-Day Nurturing Great Kids Devotional: 365 Practical Insights for Parenting with Grace is straight to the point. I found that only with a few minutes set aside to read each day that this book has given me more than enough insights and suggestions to reflect as well follow through on. I appreciate that many of the devotions are focused on Grace, something we are to humbly accept and willingly give daily!
This book guides parents to grow into becoming more firm footed in their faith and in doing so it reflects back upon their family. The advice is positive and practical. This book gives parents with the tools needed to be a positive influence. I feel that the author does a good job in providing readers with topics that will come in up parenting such as learning to be content, respecting authority, practicing purity, attitude adjustment, and much more. Whatever the age of the child, the topics covered can be discussed, prayed upon, and handled in a Christ-like way giving hope as well as building a stronger a relationship within the family.
The devotions are on a single page. The layout is simple and easy to read. Following the date and day, there’s a title, Bible verse, short devotion, a parenting principle, and points to ponder. There are usually three points to ponder pertaining to the devotion of each day. I found these insightful, convicting, and incredibly personal. The pondering I would suggest perhaps getting a notebook or journal and write your pondering down to go back and reflect upon. I believe looking back on your reflections can be helpful in getting through those tough parenting days.
I would recommend this book to any mom or dad that is aiming to build and nurture the relationships with their kid. I feel I am learning as well as getting a lot from this book having only just begun reading it! It’s an excellent choice even if you only have a few minutes a day to pick it up.
Want to Know More? Once-A-Day Nurturing Great Kids Devotional: 365 Practical Insights for Parenting with Grace can be purchased in paperback or e-book format ranging around $8.00-$11.00.
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