Authors encourage moms to give themselves some grace
Q: Who did you write Grit and Grace for? What stage of motherhood will get the most encouragement from reading your book?
Q: What does it mean to you to have grit and grace?
Q: Can you describe the format of the book? How much time does each devotional take to read?
Q: When is the best time for you to do your own devotions? Early in the morning, during nap time or after the kids are in bed?
GK: The few times I was able to sit down and actually read my Bible when the kids were little, I found that naptime worked best for me. I was never awake enough in the morning, then I’d be completely exhausted at night. During the time my kids were tiny, I often felt like a failure in this department. That’s when I learned my devotional time needed to be throughout the day. I wrote verses on note cards and put them up in the kitchen cupboards. I played worship music all day long. I wrote messages on my bathroom mirror. Those were the ways I found I could consistently have my quiet time. Mommy brain is pretty mushy, so I took it in little spurts. I recited the same verse over and over and eventually, those were the sweetest messages I got from God.
Q: What are some of the topics you cover in the devotionals?
Q: If moms only take away one thing from reading Grit and Grace, what do you hope they learn?