Religion - Inspirational
Before I embraced the title Mom, I was never a coffee drinker. I always thought coffee was for old people. Well, six years and three small children who require lots of energy and little sleep… I have changed my tune dramatically. I am now a coffee lover (truthfully it is coffee creamer lover with a splash of coffee). But you get my gest. I love coffee houses, the smells and sipping the delicious brew.
Any books that combine coffee and parenting instantly grab my attention. Because that is what I pair together… coffee and my daily survival to parent my children. I was excited to review the book Espresso for your Spirit from Blogging for Books.
The title alone grabbed my attention, Espresso for your Spirit: Hope and Humor for Pooped Out Parents. I knew instantly that this book was going to speak to me! I was a pooped out parent who relied on her espresso each morning.
I was in search of filling my cup with God’s Word while learning how to apply those truths to my marriage, children, and life. This book was very refreshing and was truly a perk for this tired pooped out Mommy.
It's no secret that parenting is overwhelming and often exhausting. Nothing will ever change the daunting struggles parents face and the tears they often shed. The daily grind of dirty diapers, soccer games, fund-raisers, and bloody knees leaves parents needing a resource that will lift their spirits, charge their batteries, and refocus them on the source of their true strength. In engaging, humorous, and often poignant vignettes, bestselling author Pam Vredevelt serves up cup after cup of energizing espresso to encourage the spirit and souls of decaffeinated parents.
Each chapter begins with a Bible verse that applies to the lesson. Over the next few pages in each chapter, Pam gives her personal insight of her experience as a pooped out Mom and therapist. She ends each chapter with a Power Perk: A taste of hope. There she shares funny and inspirational quotes, stories and scripture.
Life is hard, but God is good. In spite of how things may appear, or how jumbled our emotions may feel, God is working in our lives and our children’s lives when we surrender them to Him.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. I nod my head in agreement with each chapter, giggle in fits as she shares some of her stories, and even have learned a thing or ten about how to handle my life’s circumstances.
If you are a tired and pooped out parent and are looking for the brighter side to life’s craziness, I encourage you to check out Espresso for your spirit!
Disclosure: I received this book for free. No compensation was received. All opinions stated above are my own.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
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