Mom Seeks God #review
Motherhood is full of joy, love, happiness but also full of challenges. Especially during those first few months of motherhood when we tend to lose all sense of ourselves not to mention our faith.
Those first few months (not to mention years!) can be the challenging not only in the home but in your faith. When you are surrounded by the happy chaos of children (not to mention the noise!) how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you are asleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don’t have the 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 year long journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical way to observe them – even in the every day chaos of her life.
From the very first page of Mom Seeks God you could tell it was going to be great. Julia has a way of writing that makes you feel like you are speaking with your best friend. Julia shares personal stories that as mothers we can all relate to (the dreaded cold with work deadlines, feeling isolated, tired and never finding enough time for yourself let alone God). Her stories made me laugh and cry at the same time as many moments in my life I have become impatient with the last minute potty horror moments, feeling overwhelmed with deadlines and this has helped me to feel not so alone with this.
Julia also shares the wisdom of other mothers and well known authors and figures to help illustrate her points. It helps to remind me that at the end of the day we are all the same. Julia also offers excellent “non-expert” tips at the end of each chapter to help us incorporate faith in to our everyday life.
One of my favourite parts of the book was learning about the Examen. I felt like I knew a lot about my faith but this was new to me. I have been incorporating this type of prayer into my every day life and this has made a huge difference. I like the reflection of my day to see where I can find Christ in it and where did I stray away from Christ. It helped me see all the good that is in my life especially when I have had a bad day!
I really loved Mom Seeks God. It has helped me not only on a spiritual level but also on a personal level. Helping me to unwind and appreciate all the good things in my life. You can find more reviews of Mom Seeks God on the Litfuse Blog tour here. You can purchase a copy of the book here.
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.