Sunday, December 15, 2013

"Putting on the Spirit" Book Launch and Review and Giveaway #puttingonthespirit #busymomdevos

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  If you are a Mom chances are you are a BUSY Mom!! I know I am but I never want to be too busy to get in touch with God, and 10 minutes is all you need with Putting on the Spirit 10-Minute Devotions for Busy Moms by Katie Hornor. I was so excited for the opportunity to review this book before it even was released. It was like a Gift sent from God right at a moment in my life when I seemed to need it most. If you know me personally, or if you read my blog often you will know that I am what some refer to as Super Mom, a mom with many capes I might add. I am a Mom, a wife, a homeschool teacher, a caregiver for my grandma and a helper to my Mom. All the while trying to be a child of God. Sometimes I feel like I don't get time to even sit down and I felt my relationship with God straining. To my rescue came Katie's book Putting on the Spirit.

   So many times we feel the need to be Super Mom and wear our cape but really we need to remove the cape and Put on the Spirit, the Spirit of God. Now even the busiest of Mom's can spare 10 minutes, If I can, I know you can! I found myself getting up earlier than I usually did just so I could sit down and read the daily devotional and then work on the accompanying workbook that is Free with the purchase of the book. I love the quiet time in the morning when my hubby has left for Work and Nick has left for school and the other boys and Grandma have not gotten up yet. My coffee, My Bible and Putting on the Spirit, the book is on my Kindle and the workbook is printed out and in a binder for me to be able to work on it easily. I use my favorite pink pen and sip my coffee. Pure uninterrupted Me time, time to grow closer to God. This study is a month long and not only is perfect for just you but would make a great women's Bible study as well. I can see this being a great homeschool Mom Bible study. I am thinking of asking the ladies of my Co-op to consider this as a Mom's night out to get together and discuss it and go on this journey together.
    Some of you may know how I am struggling to be the wife I was called by God to be, it is hard as my husband has some mental health challenges that have caused me to be more of a caregiver than a wife. One of my favorite quotes from the book is this.

"If you find yourself clothed in the Supermom cape of
independence or if you find yourself estranged from your husband,
ask the Lord to help you put off that cape and put on faithfulness."

   I needed to hear this more than I knew. I want to be the wife I am called to be, but I struggle with my Supermom Cape, the caregiver cape, and I need to shed the cape and be the Faithful Wife.

   The workbook helped to delve deeper into what Katie was trying to teach us using a study of Galatians 5:22-23 and The Fruit of the Spirit and how we do not have to wear our Super Mom cape but to shed it and look to the Lord for all the Spirit we need. I have been blessed beyond measure by the book and study. I feel lighter and more in touch with myself and who I am and do not feel like I have to be Super Mom any more.

   You can get your Putting on the Spirit 10-Minute devotionals for Busy Moms and with your purchase of the book you will get the free workbook as well. You can buy it in English or Spanish for just $4.99.
   A little bit about the Author, Katie Hornor
Katie and her husband Tap have been missionaries in Mexico since 2007. They homeschool their four children and minister through church planting, Bible training, bookstore ministry, and homeschool curriculum development.
Katie is a teacher at heart, and by trade, and loves to encourage women in their God-given roles through speaking, writing and blogging. She is the author of this and two other ebooks (at the date of this printing) as well as the Lemonhass homeschool curricu-lum for Spanish Speaking families.
Katie blogs about marriage, motherhood, and ministry at ParadisePraises.com and she blogs about home education (in Spanish) at EducandoEnElHogar.com.
She has guest posted on various other blogs in her niche and is also the host of Educando en el Hogar, an internet radio show that is part of the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

    You can also win your very own copy of both right here on this post.
 I have been given the opportunity to give away not 1 but 3 copies to you, my readers. I feel exceptionally blessed to be able to pass on the blessings of this book to 3 of you. All you have to do to win your very own copy is tell me why you need this blessing.
   Are you a Super Mom that needs help, are you wearing many capes like myself. Do you need to grow closer to God. Tell me by leaving a comment below and be sure to leave a way to contact you by leaving your email as well. I will draw a winner this coming Friday December 20th 2013 at 6 PM EST.

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