The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life—and faith. When you’re surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don’t have time to pursue one yourself?
When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical ways to observe them—even in the chaos of her every day.
My thoughts: Well being that I am not a Mother yet it is rather hard to totally see where she is coming from, but having been raised in a large family and having nieces and a nephew around I know somewhat how challenging being a Mother really is. I thought the author did a great job at relating how to maintain a relationship with God in the busyness of being a Mom and be totally overwhelmed. I think this would be a very encouraging, engaging read for any Mother who is trying to seek out God in the craziness of being a Mother.
I received a copy of this book for my honest opinion.