Friday, July 31, 2009

Blue Like Play Dough (Review & Giveaway)

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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50 comments:

TopazTook said...

Right now I'm enduring a daughter with a strong mind of her own: "I thought you were going to be nice to Mommy?" "I'm not being nice. I be nicer to-morrow!"

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ScrewLucy said...

The hardest thing to do sometimes is to discipline your child without laughing.

Anonymous said...

I worry a lot about my kids more so since they are 17 and 19 now and there are so many temptations out there for them to get into. And they do such stupid stuff at that age and think nothing of it or their future!


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mverno said...

it makes you have to think of other before yourself mverno@roadrunner.com

MAC Mom said...

I endure never ending work as a SAHM. I defintaley feel my workload was a lot less when I worked outside of the home. I endure 3 kids tugging at me all day. But I count my blessings at the end of the day.

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Cheer Mom said...

Motherhood has shaped me into a hardworking woman who balances all roles of mommmy and wife. I have endured 4 crazy kids and I am still here.
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Beth said...

Motherhood has definitely made me a more flexible and patient person. Some days just don't go the way you plan them and you need to just go with the flow.

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Misusedinnocence said...

Currently enduring an active little boy with a bit of a dictator complex. lol.

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mom2gabnnat said...

I've had to endure colic, sleepless nights, and now living with ADD with my children.

Randominities said...

My daughter is older so what I endure is being told about what I don't know. Funny, how the world doesn't change too much.

I am lucky, though. She is grateful to take advice on what I do know. :)

Qwill said...

Parenthood taught me not to judge. After 3 easy, wonderful kids I got one who has tested me everyday.

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Susan said...

Just beginning to realize that, even when they grow up,you don't get to stop worrying. Sigh.

erma said...

Right now I'm enduring my two teens that are strong willed.
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Kimberly said...

Right now I'm enduring baby proofing the home. There are so many things I never even thought about before, but now I feel like my home is a death trap!

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Anonymous said...

I feel like I am the dough being shaped at times.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Its made me so much more responsible, I can't do the things I once did because another living being is counting on me.

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aredfern@insightbb.com said...

Motherhood has taught me how to love. It has made me a more forgiving person and I will now ask for help, when before I was too proud.

Erica G said...

Motherhood has made me more patient.

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Cindy said...

Being a mom is hard work, but it is so rewarding watching your children grow into fine people! The hardest thing is letting your children make their own decisions when they get older!

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Vickie said...

I am the mother of five children. My youngest is 14. I have had many good times and many hard times. Being a mother has shaped me into a person who realizes that many of the things we get upset about aren't really that important. I love being a mom and enjoy my kids.

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bridget3496 said...

I was a teenage mother also. It's so hard to believe I am 35 and my oldest is entering her second year of college. My children are also my best friends!

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Molly C. said...

My children have molded me in the way that everything I do is for them. It's weird knowing that you would do anything for them.

Anonymous said...

I am a new mom of twins and am surprised at the things I have learned about myself. I didn't know I could go months on 4 hrs of sleep a night and I didn't know I could love so much. Even when I can be away from them, I don't want to be. Thanks for the giveaway. theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

Terri said...

Being a mom means never thinking of yourself first, the kids come first and you are never alone in life again once you've experienced parenthood

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kcatlin said...

My son is only 4 months old, so right now the hardest part is figuring out why he is crying.

FDP 4 Life said...

motherhood has shaped me into the woman that i am today. we love God first, then each other, and then our children. everything we do is for their health and well being.

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