Monday, July 27, 2009

Blue Like Play Dough by Tricia Goyer

Well this book is timely for me even though my children are all grown. I still have the push and pull of work and family life. I still have those days when I feel, as Tricia puts it, smooshed. My play dough was definitely smooshed today. I didn't even catch on to the date on the calendar until after bedtime! The computer has a financial gremlin messing with both my assistant's brain and mine, the internet couldn't stay up more than a few minutes at a time, and my to-do list just lengthened and stretched...like someone rolled out my play dough with a rolling pin!

Then I sat down to review Blue Like Play Dough thinking my post was for, um, tomorrow the 27th. Happily reading and connecting, I loved the comparison to being the lump in the palm of God's hand. Then I realized that today was the 27th and my review was late!

Sigh. I am Blue like play dough. So glad I have some more pages to turn in a book that has already caught me in its grip.
Thanks, Tricia :-)
Angie

Summary:

In the everyday stretch and squeeze of motherhood, Tricia Goyer often feels smooshed by the demands of life. In Blue Like Play Dough, she shares her unlikely journey from rebellious, pregnant teen to busy wife and mom with big dreams of her own. As her story unfolds, Tricia realizes that God has more in store for her than she has ever imagined possible.

Sure, life is messy and beset by doubts. But God keeps showing up in the most unlikely places–in a bowl of carrot soup, the umpteenth reading of Goodnight Moon, a woe-is me teen drama, or play dough in the hands of a child.

In Tricia’s transparent account, you’ll find understanding, laughter, and strength for your own story. And in the daily push and pull, you’ll learn to recognizes the loving hands of God at work in your life… and know He has something beautiful in mind.



Author Bio:

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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