I had no clue what book I was going to give away this month. NONE.
So when I happened upon this title (several days after our foster son’s open-heart surgery was canceled/rescheduled and my heart felt like a puddle of raw mush), I devoured its contents within a week.
Friends, I have three small children, a part-time job, and a whole bunch of other things I need to do with my time…other than read…so this is kinda a big deal. But friends, this book was that good.
It’s been the kind of book that I have stolen away (even if to read only a few pages at a time) as a baby has used my legs as a jungle gym and as I’ve waited for dinner meat to thaw. Truly, it’s been a man-written balm to my soul in a time when my heart, soul, and mind have needed some tender, loving care.
And maybe you’re there too? Or maybe you’ll be there soon? Either way, I want people to have this title, squirreled away on a book shelf, for a season where weary and hard are the themes and memes of your season.
So what book am I giving away this month?
I am giving away THREE copies of Remember God by Annie F. Downs.
And why am I giving away this book?
Because my tender heart needed this read. In a season of weary and hard, I needed the reminder that God is “kind,” and I needed to rehearse the Truth that there can be purpose in the pain, beauty in the struggle.
That is why; my one and only reason.
So what are a few of my favorite line(s) from this book?
“Again, an empty space that God could have filled, but He didn’t.”
“And back on that Monday of the fast in June, I sat in my swirly chair just dumbfounded at the idea that God has said, thousands of years ago, He would be for me what other people didn’t know He could be. He has fed my heart and soul in ways I didn’t know He could do.”
“When being un-tethered is the gift. When the limp is the blessing. When the most beautiful thing is not the empty places being filled, but the empty places being seen.”
So how can you win a copy of this book?
In the comment section below, share a blessing that has come from your hard and at 10 PM (EST) on Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), I will randomly choose THREE of you to win a copy of this book!
Happy THANKSgiving (even in the midst of pain)!