Perspective is a wonderful thing. A lot in life depends on perspective. When you go through something difficult in your life, are you hard and rigid, unyielding to the point of pain and breakage? When it's over, do you sigh "Whew, that was hard, I'm glad it's over!" OR Do you in the midst of the situation, say "You know what, I can get through this? God has equipped me. What can I learn or impart to others, right here, right now?"
I have to admit I have been guilty of being the stiff, unyielding child in many situations (even the last year or so). God has been working on me in this area, so I was thrilled to read Blue Like Play Dough by Tricia Goyer.
As moms, you know that motherhood comes with pulling, stretching and tugging on you in every direction. This book is filled with nuggets of wisdom. Once again, I have marked a dozen passages that ministered to my heart.
Tricia shares personal accounts from teenage pregnancy to dealing with her grandfather's death and everything in-between. From reading her accounts of God's hand on her life, molding her like play dough, you will recognize yourself.
You know how play dough becomes more pliable the more it is worked? Wouldn't you like God to work so much in your life as a mom that you are like putty in His hands? Are you willing to let God use you where you are? Are you heeding His call on your life, even if it doesn't seem in line with your desires? God is there all the time. He loves you and wants to mold you, if you will just be willing to be "smooshed" a little.
Tricia Goyer is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Generation NeXt Parenting and the Gold Medallion finalist Life Interrupted. Goyer writes for publications such as Today’s Christian Woman and Focus on the Family, speaks to women’s groups nationwide and has been a presenter at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) national convention. She and her husband, John, live with their family in Montana.
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