Moms, have you ever thought about the legacy you’re leaving for your children? About how the things you teach them will be with them all their lives? How your lessons will be passed down to your grand and great-grand children? Do you ever wonder how they will remember you when you are no longer with them? I recently had the pleasure of reading the book Leaving Your Mom Legacy by Kristina Gorr, and it addresses these topics and more! I’m pretty excited about it, and I just had to share it with you all!
**Note, in exchange for this review I did receive a free copy of the book. However, the opinions I express here are 100% my own.**
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To start with, I have to warn you, you are going to want a notebook and/or a highlighter handy when you go through this devotional book. There times you may want to make a note of something that speaks to you. At the end of each day there are reflection guides as well, and you may want to journal through them. Don’t forget to keep your Bible close by as well! A devotional should not replace your Bible reading, but compliment and enhance the time you spend with God in this way.
Before I read this book I had not thought much about the legacy I was leaving for my children. I am often too busy thinking about the rest of this day or this week. However, Leaving Your Mom Legacy has helped me to shift my thinking. I need to be more concerned with my children’s future, here and eternally, than I have been. Their dirty laundry and homework in the here and now, are not nearly as important as the condition of their heart and where they will one day call home.
One thing I love about Leaving Your Mom Legacy is how it goes through the lives of several mothers in the Bible. Specifically mothers that are part of the lineage of our Savior, Jesus! These mothers were not perfect, they had made mistakes. They faced hardship that was beyond their control. However, like Kristina emphasizes, they were still considered worthy by God to be mentioned in the Bible, and to be fore-mothers of His Son! This fact gives me, personally, so much hope. The mistakes of our past do not condemn us to be bad mothers. We build our legacy from today forward, one Christ centered decision at a time!
Another thing I love about this parenting devotional is that it gives us a practical and God centered plan for building our legacy. Each day during the second half of Leaving Your Mom Legacy, Kristina concentrates on teaching our children and being an example to them. They follow where we walk, so we need to do our best to walk in faith! What does walking in faith look like? What kind of example do I need to be? This book answers those questions.
This devotional is one I will be revisiting. There is so much “meat” to it, that I’m sure I didn’t pick it all up the first time through. All the factors that go into creating the legacy we want to leave will not be mastered during a one time read! This is a book that should be read, and studied, time and time again.
The final thing I want to mention about this book is, there is a giveaway to go along with it! If you follow this link to the GIVEAWAY you can simply enter your name and email address to be entered! No purchase necessary! The winner will receive several great prizes, including a tote bag from Parenting with Humility, and an autographed copy of Leaving Your Mom Legacy!
Update 9/7/18: this giveaway is now closed! Congrats to the winner!
Are you as excited as I am? What part of this book sounds most appealing to you? Is there anything else you’d like to know about it? Did you follow the link and sign up for the giveaway? Let’s chat in the comments below!