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This is going to be quick because the hubs and I spent the day cleaning out the garage – a task that almost sent us home to Jesus – so we are laying on the couch and my fingers are pretty much the only thing I can move.
There are a few things I have been enjoying this week and I felt like I needed to share them with y’all.
The first is a new book – Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full by Gloria Furman.
Let me just say that this is the book that I wish I had written. It is incredible. I was about 3 pages in and COMPLETELY hooked. The whole purpose of the book is to transform your perspective of motherhood to one that is entirely focused on Jesus – to see Him in every aspect of your mothering from the waking up 1400 times a night to the endless loads of laundry to even your baby’s cries.
I cannot recommend this book enough. I think it will be my new go-to baby shower gift.
You can buy it HERE.
The second thing that I am kind of going crazy about this week is that Bethel came out with a new album and it is…
Seriously, last summer the good people at Bethel Church set up on a mountain top in California and recorded their worship live. It is beautiful, raw, and will call your heart to a a deeper faith and hope in Christ.
You can buy it HERE.
Lastly, I found this recipe on Pinterest about 3 weeks ago and I sent it to my mom and asked if she would make it for me for my birthday.
Of course, because she is awesome, she did. It arrived in my mailbox last week and it is one of the most delicious and healthy things I have ever eaten. I have been snacking on it every day since.
The best part is the dark chocolate. My mom got some from Whole Foods that was like 86% cacao and eating it was basically the equivalent of being in the presence of the Lord.
Happy Buddy would not agree with that grand statement as he walked into the kitchen the other day, saw me eating said chocolate, and asked for some. I gave it to him knowing full well that this kind of chocolate was quite different than the Hershey’s bar taste he is used to. He ate it and then immediately proceeded to throw it up on the kitchen floor saying that it tasted like dirt.
Fine by me. More for mama.
Find the recipe HERE.
Can anyone else believe that tomorrow is February? I am not even sure what happened to January – although I have some recollections of being locked out of the house this month – ha!
Speaking of February, don’t forget to check out THIS POST featuring a FREE Printable I made a few years ago to help you countdown to Valentine’s Day with your family! 14 Bible verse cards celebrating God’s love – one to read each day leading up to this special holiday.
Have a great night, Happy Home friends. 🙂
You made me laugh! ( about the chocolate?)
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Thanks for turning me on to Bethel! Awesome stuff!
I love this post! The trail mix, the book and the printable! Have you read Glimpses of Grace by Gloria? So amazing! I appreciate your printables and suggestions for making Jesus and scripture an every day part of life!
Love all your handwritten creations! Using these for my Sunday School class valentines. Thanks!
Julie—-I always read your posts with relish and they make me feel “at home”. As I was reading this one, I immediately downloaded Bethel, and while listening to it, went to Amazon-UK to see if Treasuring Christ is sold here—it is and thanks to Amazon Prime is on its way! If John Wyatt weren’t allergic to nuts, I would be adding the recipe to my grocery list too! Love and miss you!
I love reading your blog/newsletter. It gives me encouragement in everyday situations w/kids. I really liked the teacher valentines & will save this for end of school ideas & next v’day.
I’m also going to check out the book you suggested! Thank you so much for sharing your insights, they are such a blessing to me.