Grace for the Imperfect Mom
Grace for the Imperfect Mom: A 31-Day Invitation to Refreshed Mothering by Julie Fisk, Kristen Dermey and Kendra Roehl is a book which reflects on the journey of a mom.
Within a span of 31 Days stories are shared on how motherhood has been for the author in the areas of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control and grace.
It is not easy to be a mother. There is a lot of learning through trial and error. Sometimes we look too much at perfection to learn how to let go. To find joy in the imperfect and to simply be there in the moment to be fully with the kids as we go about spending time together each day.
There are so many ways which we rob ourselves of our happiness and joy. We give in to our doubts and worries and let negative thoughts flood our minds at time. This prevents us from surrendering the problem to GOD. Sometimes we think of the worst and it burn our brain cells over it and in the end nothing bad occurs. In fact the terrible scenario which we tried to preempt ourselves for does not happen.
We try to control too many things on our end and forget that there is a higher power (GOD) which we can turn to give us the peace that we seek.
I found this book and excellent read. There are questions asked at the end of each chapter which makes one reflect on the current way that she is parenting and to be more accepting of her flaws and victories.
As a women we need to love ourselves and value our achievements. Don’t down play what you have achieved so far and be more accepting towards compliments which are given.
I totally agree with this statement in this book. We were taught from young to underplay our achievement as it would not make others think that we are proud and arrogant. This is a very negative way of expression/thinking which should not be promoted. One should always celebrate their achievements and also strive to do their best.
Most of us set our standards based on the world’s standard instead of focusing on GOD’s standard. We assume the right way and the best thing to do is what society wants of us instead of really thinking through to see if it is appropriate for us and in line with what GOD wants us to do.
The misalignment occurs as we are stressing over every little thing in seeking perfection and recognition by others. Giving into earthly desires and wants have caused us to look at others through tinted lenses.
Through the stories shared in the book the author shows how it is possible to experience love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control and grace. We just have to have faith in GOD and surrender it all to him.
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