My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Length: 16 pages
Book Description: Motherhood: We do what we have to do; we face what we have to face. We all experience our own seemingly insurmountable challenges only to somehow rise again.
Mothers traverse a lifelong path of ups and downs, often encountering seemingly insurmountable obstacles along the way. In those moments when the gulf between who you are and who you must be for your children seems too great to bridge, where can you find the strength to not only survive but also thrive? With an abundance of personal stories and thought-provoking questions, bestselling author Christie Gardiner reaches out to women in all stages of motherhood with the answer: through the grace of Jesus Christ, you can do all things.
My thoughts: As a mother, sometimes it feels as if we are doing a lonely job. I often feel as if I'm doing it by myself, in spite of the fact that I have an amazing and helpful husband.
This booklet is a reminder that we are never doing it alone. As mothers and sisters, we were blessed with each other. We are also blessed with a loving Father in Heaven and a Savior who died for us and can comfort us.
Christie Gardiner uses examples of women who survived and thrived through struggles and how they were helped through them. I was also reminded to accept Grace when offered to me. That is one of the hardest challenges. I get caught up in the, "I can do it all by myself" thinking.
This is really a sweet little booklet full of gentle reminders and love.
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This is a great gift under $3 to give to a mother you care about.
About the Author: (Copied from Goodreads) Christie has enjoyed participating in speaking engagements across the country where she loves reminding groups of women that with God, they are not alone and are enough. Christie's heartfelt and quick-witted writing was first enjoyed in blog form on behalf of the Utah Jazz and Illume Gallery of Fine Art. Her performing career has spanned three decades in theater, television, film, commercials, podcasting and voiceover work. She is a longtime faculty member at the Utah Conservatory of Performing Arts where she inspires young people to increase their self-esteem through participation in the arts. She enjoys serving in her church's youth program. In her spare time you will find Christie with her husband and children, in nature or in the yoga studio teaching a class. She makes her home in Utah and occasionally, the Oregon coast.
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