Can you think of a better way to start 2013 than with hope? We sure can’t! Today we have big news! Starting January 7, 2013 Hope for the Weary Mom will be starting a book club using the newly expanded “Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess.” We are calling it “Hope for the New Year.” It is going to be an amazing time to come together as moms to focus on the hope we have in Christ. You will want to come and bring your friends.
Brooke and I wanted to find a very special person to serve as our hostess for the book club. We found that and more in Megan from House of the Rising Sons. Megan hosted a group during our week long series called “7 More Days of Hope” last June and we were blown away by her passion for this project. She has also been serving for the past few months on our book launch team. Megan is the mother of four awesome boys. But we are going to let her tell you all about that!
We love that having Megan host the book club will allow Brooke and I to focus on encouraging your hearts. Will you please welcome Megan and she will fill you in on all the details!
Thank you for such a warm welcome Stacey and Brooke. Hi there all you amazing moms! I’m Megan, but first, let me tell you a story because it truly is an amazing one that God has been a part of from day one.
Once upon a time there were two mamas who were friends. Both of them loved Jesus. And each one had big dreams, stories to tell and hearts filled with a deep desire placed there by God to encourage other moms like themselves. Real moms with real struggles. Moms who love their families fiercely. And yes, moms who are weary.
What started out as a series of seven shared blog posts between two friends, turned into a little ebook called Hope for the Weary Mom. Women everywhere were being validated in their hurts, their struggles and in the weariness that often defines those places in our hearts that are so hard to describe.
And then, God did it again. He opened the door for Brooke and Stacey to write more words, add new chapters and fill the pages with even more hope. And this is the very short story of how the new Hope for the Weary Mom, expanded edition, came to be.
I cannot tell you how excited I am to be here and how much I am looking forward to what God has in store for all of us during our Hope for the New Year Book Club. I have no doubt it’s going to be incredible. I’m a regular mom, just like you. My husband and I do have four young boys who rock our world in every single way, on each and every day. I am weary on all fronts! Before having our sweet sons, I thought I knew weary. I realize now, I didn’t…not in the way I do now. I’m sure you feel the same.
I often feel like I don’t know what I’m doing, that I’m completely missing the mark. And in my own mind, I’ve told myself all kinds of lies and believed some pretty ugly ones the enemy has thrown my way. Truth is, in God’s perfect plan, He didn’t give us the gift of motherhood without also giving us the most precious gift of all….Himself. Everything we need is all wrapped up in Him, our Hope.
Hope for the New Year Book Club Details:
1. We’ve made signing up to join us here really easy. Just enter your email address below to receive all of our Book Club updates each week.
2. Grab yourself a copy of Hope for the Weary Mom, available in paperback for only $7.99. Or, good news…the Kindle edition is on sale for two days beginning December 11 through December 12 for just $2.99. (After that, the Kindle price goes back up to $4.99)
3. Join us here each week beginning January 7th for 10 weeks as we seek Hope for the New Year together.
Schedule and Guest Post opportunity
Mondays: Brooke and Stacey will share their hearts (via video) about Hope as they answer some of the book’s questions and offer words of real encouragement. You won’t want to miss this.
Wednesdays: I will pour out my heart here as I reflect on my own weariness and the Hope I find in Christ.
Fridays: Guest Post Day and a link up! If you’ve already read the book and a particular chapter spoke deeply to your heart, we’d love for you to submit a guest post. (700 words or less in HTML format or Word Doc. Include a pinable photo for your post, along with a short bio and photo of you.) Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 7th. Along with our guest posts each Friday, we’ll have an opportunity for you to link up your posts on Hope as well.
We hope and pray you’ll join us for Hope for the New Year. We can’t wait!!