The book “There’s a green plastic monkey in my purse and other ways motherhood changes us” by Jessie Clemence is absolutely essential to a Christian mother’s collection.
The way Jessie incorporates scripture is very useful to motherhood. The readings of this work will inspire you to make loving, knowledgable decisions that will affect your family’s present and future in a positive way.
The introduction is witty and insightful. It had me laughing and I am sure you will as well. Everyone can definitely relate to the stories, allowing us all to assess our jobs as mothers. We are not alone in our fears and parenting struggles. We all want to do the best we can and perfection is not an option.
The first chapters help us discuss being a selfless, patient, calm and fun mom. By being well-balanced with God’s Word as a guide, we can find r blessings. We need not be jealous of others, but learn from them. By learning what works best for each of us and our children, we can make our short-comings work for the greater good.
We are not always happy with our circumstances, but we can learn to be content with what we have. We don’t always agree with others, but we can make differences into positive personal reflection.
I want to be happy and healthy don’t you? We are humans and don’t always have positive feelings, but we can ultimately decide to be happy by only giving in to our good vibes. The following chapters discuss how studying and enjoying spiritual means of parenting can develop healthier habits and attitudes in our lives.
Growing daily takes truly listening to our kids. We want to be in good physical condition, but it also takes faithful prayer and sometimes we have to accept conditions that ee hoped would never be. Health is both mental and physical and we have many decisions we must face. Hope in the Lord’s promise to care for you is the most important treatment.
The following chapter looks at beauty from God’s perspective and leads into being productive with what you have. What do you want to be your priorities? God has a plan for our time and we need to ask for wisdom and guidance to tell us what to do.
Trusting in Faith, we will have what we need and working together we can organize and budget and not be afraid of circumstances or the future.
Nothing can prepare us for the chaos that is motherhood- but I promise you can make it through.
This book embodies the very essence of being mom and I would definitely recommend it as a daily study guide. With lots of prayer, giving your all, the Lord will pour His grace on your household.
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