Wednesday, January 11, 2012

“How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. For Your Kids” INTRO

How To Have a HEART for Your Kids
I have joined a book study with other moms and we will be reading and discussing “How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. For Your Kids” by Rachael Carman. I’ve read this book before and loved it. In fact you can read my review here. I felt it would be nice to run through it again since this time of year I usually need to refocus and remember what my REAL purpose for homeschooling is.
So this week I’m on the Introduction to the book. Once again, this book came at the perfect time. Sunday we sang one of my favorite hymns, “Come Thou Fount of Many Blessings.” I love this song so much that I had it played in my wedding as the bridesmaids walked up the isle. At church, as I sang the last verse “Prone to wander Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love” I remember thinking, ‘Well that no longer applies, I have finally made it—I am sold out!---I will never leave my precious Jesus.’  I didn’t even realize I had wandered off course, again.
My morning quiet time had become a rush simply because I wasn’t getting up early enough (i.e.: before Lucas and the sun come up). Amazing what that does to me. The night before reading this I felt God telling me I needed to make changes --- I was spending too much time on myself (reading online). I felt so empty and unfulfilled. This is what ALWAYS happens when we put too much other ‘stuff’ in and not enough Jesus in. I knew what was missing---I had wandered.
So I got up early the next morning dove into the intro and the tears began to burn my eyes as she described the new heart God had given her (check it out on pages 28 &29) . That’s how I felt at that moment. God is so patient with me. My desire is to show that same grace and patience to others in my life.
I’m not the only one reading this book…head on over to The Pelsers to see what others are saying. You can also click here to read the authors thoughts.  Yes! she’s joining the book study.
Want your own copy of this book…here you go.

8 comments:

Wendy said...

I love this post! Thanks so much! I'm going to get a copy of the book too. Blessings to you and your family!

A Dusty Frame said...

I really like this book! I need to read it again.

Laura Lane said...

This is a book that could be read over and over. I've got to get to it again.

Missouri Mama said...

Thanks for the reminder. I'll go check out the book.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

That is such a good book! I reviewed it last Fall and maybe I need to read it again. It was full of good stuff that I needed!

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing so openly.

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Jennifer said...

Honest post here. I wish I had that same attitude toward my children.

Amanda @ The Pelsers said...

I have to start over every day and some days are easier than others. I'm so thankful for God's patience with me!

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