When Your Mama Heart Needs a Little Hope

Could your mama heart use a hearty dose of hope served alongside a heaping helping of grace? Then you will want to check out my new favorite mom blogger Becky Thompson of Scissortail Silk.

New-Headshot-For-Book-e1451193064136I first heard of her when I came across this fabulous post with a refreshing and biblical take on the news frenzy about Bruce turned Caitlyn Jenner. From there, I clicked around reading more posts (like this one and also this one about being the mama of a strong willed child. Where was she 15 years ago when I needed that? Oh. That’s right. Probably in middle school. ;-)

Becky Thompson began blogging under the name Scissortail SILK, quickly drawing a global audience of millions. A self-professed city girl, Becky is a recent transplant to northwest Oklahoma, where she lives with her husband, Jared, their three young children, and whatever critters wander in from the wheat field behind their house. You can connect with Becky online at www.BeckyThompson.com or join her and the thousands of other grace-filled moms who are a part of the Scissortail SILK community on Facebook.

Find hope for the mama heart in Unfolding Hope by Becky Thompson

Becky and I have gotten to be fast friends. She just wrote her first book Hope Unfolding and so, naturally, as her friend, I asked to read it. Here is what I had to say about it in my endorsement:

“Calling all moms in the trenches. Whether you are up to your eyeballs in diapers and dishes or dealing daily with homework and teens, this book is for you! In its pages you’ll discover a respite from the rush and a dose of hope amidst the heartache that often accompanies motherhood. I wish I’d had this encouragement when my kids were small and you can bet your sweet spit-up covered sweatshirt that all new moms I know will be gifted one from me at their baby shower. I can’t recommend this grace-filled volume enough!”

If you would like to be entered to win one of three copies of Hope Unfolding, leave a comment telling us what area of your mothering could use a hearty dose of hope. Winner announced Friday.

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Speaking of winners. I am behind in announcing some. Here they are:

Winner of the earrings from Lynn Cowell: Sue Goodman

Winners of Nicki Koziarz’s book5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit: Kelly Davis, Jessica G., and Mary Tullila

Winner of Sarah Mae’s Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: Kathy Scott

Winners please email your home address, along with what it is that you won, to karenehmanassistant@gmail.com

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win Hope Unfolding!

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  • I’m so glad that I saw this. Being a mother is quite possibly one of the hardest jobs there is, but the most rewarding. Some days you feel like Super Mom, and some days you feel like you fell short. Tonight I was feeling so down, feeling like I was subpar Mom today, like I could have been more patient, I could have done this better, I could have done that better, etc. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the things that you think you may be doing wrong, and forget what you are doing right. A lot of moms out there don’t give themselves enough credit. I want to be able to use the armor of God and word of God in my parenting, and teach my son the value of love and hope, God and Jesus. I’m a single mother of a 7 year old boy, and sometimes, things are just plain tough. Discipline is tough, and consistency, and trying to say and do the right thing aren’t always easy. I struggle with patience, and I need a boost when it comes to this. Some days it is so hard, especially trying to deal with depression and anxiety and be the best mom that I can be. I need a boost of hope in patience. If I don’t have patience, I can’t teach my son the importance of patience. And if I seem like I am not patient with him, it will negatively impact my son. This book seems like a wonderful guide and I would love to have a copy.

  • I would love to give this book to my best friend. She currently is going through a divorce with her abusive husband. She has a 3 year old and 4 year old and is pregnant. For the past 5 years she has been made to feel like she doesn’t deserve love joy or happiness. She feels like a failure and struggles to see the light in such a dark time. She could use this book to show her the love that God has for her, the beauty she brings into the world and that she is not a failure but a success.

  • All my areas of motherhood need some hope. But honestly it’s in the moments when I’m exhausted but need more patience, in the moments I choose to scroll through social media instead of be present and when I feel like I’m correcting all day instead of loving. Thank you for the chance

  • I would love to win a copy of the book by Becky Thompson. I am a grandmother now and things are so different now. I help with 2 of my 4 grandkids, I have since each were born. The grandson is 13 and granddaughter is 8. There’s always been a power struggle between the two of them. I struggle with how much to correct them or leave to their parents, who do a great job but work long hours. This book sounds so helpful.