Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Loving the Little Years Giveaway!!!

Good morning!
A few weeks ago a friend of mine said I needed to read this book called
"Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches "

To be honest my first thought was, " With a 4, 2, & 1 year old, when do I have time to read anymore?", but she assured me that it was short read; and it is!!!
Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic is a precious book for those of us in this season. It has short short chapters for those of us that just have a just few minunts to ourselves
( mine, in the bathroom. :)).
Rachel has five children five and under, including twins, so she has lots of experience with "Little Treasures".

Here's just a few quotes I love from the book!

"Christian childrearing is a pastoral pursuit, not an organisational challenge . . . If you are focused on the upkeep of the house and the schedule, as long as your child is not interrupting, you don't worry about it. If you are being pastorally minded, you will stop whatever it is that you are doing to see how your daughter is up in her bedroom."

". . . if you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil, God will give you the kind of overwhelming joy that cannot remember the details. Motherhood is hard work. It is repetitive and often times menial. Accept it. Rejoice in it. This is your toil. Right here. Those are their faces."

" Fat souls are better then clean floors."

I appreciate Rachel's wisdom and want to try so many of her ideas that I will likely have to re-read sections to remember how to execute them. One of the concepts that she talks about is that we teach our children to be obedient because obedience leads to freedom, and that is something we want to model about God’s character.

Loving the Little Years is available from Canon Press .

All that to say, I am happy to be giving away A copy of Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches here on my blog! All you have to do is become a Google Friend Follower of our blog if you're not already, leave me a comment telling me so, and leave another comment telling me one thing that you love about the little one(s) in your life! The Giveaway will end on Sunday at 9pm. I will announce the winner on Monday, the 11th! ( 2 comment's in all )
Please include you email in one of your comments so I know where to finda ya!!

Thanks Canon for a fun giveaway!!!

Have a blessed day!!!


aje said...

Hey, I am an official Google follower now, even though I have been following your blog through reader already! ;)

aje said...

I love when my kids laugh and play together! My heart nearly explodes with joy when I hear them laughing together!

Julia H. said...

I would love to be part of this giveaway Carra. What a great blessing this book will be to someone who needs it :)

Julia H. said...

Oh, how could I just pick one thing...I love it when I see my kids bearing fruit of the spirit, I love to listen to their prayers, I love their laughter, their large imaginations, the way they pronounce certain words...the list could go on and on. I love everything about them!

Genesa said...

Thanks Carra! I follow via Google!

Genesa said...

This book sounds like a great read! I think just sitting back and watching my kids play and interact is an amazing blessing. I also love their hugs and cuddling them.

Gaertegang said...

I follow via google reader!

Gaertegang said...

I love that even after a day when all I feel is discipline & referee my kids tell me how much they love me at bedtime.
It's make all the hard work worth it as they wrap their little arms around my neck and give a big kiss on the cheek!

bugfanerin said...

I love to see my kids help each other without being told to!

bugfanerin said...

I am an official follower now, I normally follow you on facebook! Have a great day!

Watered Spring said...

I am now following you!

NC Buckeye Fans said...

already a follower! love the hugs, kisses, and smiles or all my boys.