Rachael Carman will be participating in the "How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. for Your Kids" link up with Amanda from ThePelsers.com. You can check out the Monday link up posts here, join the Facebook group here, or join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #HEART4YourKids.
Hello everyone-so delighted to get to ‘meet’ all of you via this book club. I am praying that each of you will be blessed as you read HEART. God has been so good to me as He has grown me through motherhood. Maturity was an ideal that I wanted to achieve, but I had no idea what challenges it would mean.
The story I share in the introduction of the book still seems like it happened just yesterday and yet it was over 16 years ago now. Just this last Saturday, Charles — the one who started it all — my strong-willed oldest son, returned to New York City where he is attending college. He isn’t shorter than me anymore; no, he’s several inches taller, but his smile is still sweet and the hugs are sweeter still.
On this side of my journey (at least with Charles as I am still home schooling 5 others!), I am profoundly grateful and humbled by all that God has done. I am so glad that God got a hold of me, that He was in pursuit of my heart. I am so grateful that He loved us both so much. I had my plan. I thought I knew what I wanted. I am so glad that my plan fell apart. God’s plan has been so much better
I will be praying for each of you throughout this book club. May the God of peace grant you insight and wisdom as you face each day. May He draw you and your husband and your children to Himself. May He be glorified in your marriage and your family relationships. May you be strengthened even today for the days ahead when the time comes for your children to answer God’s call on their lives and they leave on their life’s adventure. And may you hunger and thirst for righteousness which is the truth of God’s word, teaching it
diligently to your children.
I would be blessed to hear what God is showing you as your read.
In His Grace,