*Wanting to share this book with one of you...see end of post!
Always wanting to do everything "just right", I have been putting off writing this post for too long. It's been bouncing around in my mind and heart and while I've imagined the perfect thinking/writing time (i.e. children all asleep or quietly occupied and not needing mommy (ha!), hot cup of something sweet by my side, well rested/clear mind....I have a wild imagination, huh? :) ), that time hasn't come. So I have 10 minutes.
Last month, I ordered Teri Maxwell's newest book Sweet Journey.
I was so blessed by this book that I have to share!
Mrs. Maxwell is a sweet, godly, Titus 2 lady and the Lord has given her such a burden and heart to teach and encourage other ladies. She gets many, many emails every week often from ladies with so many burdens. Fear. Discouragement. Worry. Overwhelmed. Disorganized. Angry. Unsure. Hurt. Lonely. Feelings of failure. Wanting to have a close relationship with the Lord and wanting to be loving wives to their husbands/ loving mothers to their children and just not knowing what to do. Sound familiar? My hand is raised.
Mrs. Maxwell understands those feelings. I've had those feelings and sometimes still do!
Through Sweet Journey, Mrs. Maxwell becomes like a personal mentor gently leading you
through God's Word to the path of victory, peace, and joy.
It is a very easy book to read! Perfect for a busy mother of 1, 2, 4, 7 or 12 children. But yet its truths run deep. Deep into your very heart. And it is an interactive book! Each chapter is full of verses with questions after each one and a blank space for you to write in your answer. You know, you remember so much more when you write it down! That's why I'm always making lists!!
This is what I loved so much about the book:
Each point Mrs. Maxwell makes, she gives Scripture to show that truth. Yes, the Lord has taught her so much and it has been through His Word!
The Scripture verses are written out throughout each chapter. You are welcome to look them up in your Bible if you'd like (I marked several of them in my Bible), but you can follow along in the book/answer the questions without having to have your Bible open. I know more times than not I've been reading while nursing a baby, holding a child..or two..., sitting in the car etc...
It is VERY practical! I learned sooo much and just applying what I've learned has brought already so many changes in my heart and daily life!
The cover is beautiful and feels really soft! My husband would probably say, "Jaynee, I can't believe you just wrote that". :) But you ladies know how special pretty things are and I loved the feel of the cover. It's the little things in life that brighten our days!
If you go to the link for the book and check out the table of contents, you can see what the book covers.
Time in the Word.
So vital. So important. Yet often so neglected.
It seems now days one of the main topics I hear is health. Eating right. Exercise. Different diets. Etc...
How much time do we spend thinking about our spiritual health.
Just as physical food is vital to our body...daily, several times a day...man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God.
Too busy. Too tired. Too discouraged.
I'm too tired not to spend time with my Lord! (Isaiah 40:31)
I'm too busy to not give my day to Him and ask for His direction and rest in His plan.
I'm too discouraged when I live on my own without seeking Him first.
I'm still learning so much. And am soooo thankful to be encouraged in this vital area.
I would LOVE to share a copy of this book with one of you readers.
From the names of all who comment on this post, we will have a drawing and send a copy of Sweet Journey to the one chosen.
I sincerely wish I could give one to every one of you! But I can't. So I encourage the rest of you to get one!