I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my book, In Capable Arms: Living a Life Embraced by Grace, is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The book launches September 17, and I’d like to give you a sneak peek at what it’s about and why I wrote it.
Learning to be a mother has been a difficult journey for me, despite how easy I may have made it look. It’s been a whirlwind of obstacles, questions, doubts, and fears. It’s also been a time of unspeakable blessing, purpose, fulfillment. I’ve had to stare down many of my demons and push myself to act, despite my anxiety.
Becoming a mother has brought redemption to so many hurts and insecurities that have plagued me for a lifetime.
Motherhood has been the answer to prayers I didn’t know to pray. It’s brought healing I didn’t know I needed. It’s taught me how to be okay with my awkward attempts at goodness, and to grant myself mercy when I fail to achieve.
But there are 25 years worth of back story that brought me here. Twenty-five years of self-flagellation over things I couldn’t control. Twenty-five years of believing no one could understand me. Twenty-five years of hiding my story, myself, in shame. Believing I was ugly, inside and out. Believing I was a burden to those I loved most.
But love, somehow love managed to find me. Love that didn’t care how imperfect I was showed me that life doesn’t have to weigh on my tiny shoulders, I don’t have to rely on my weak, fragile arms to hold things together. Psalm 68:19 says:
Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms.
My arms may not be strong. I may not be capable, but He is. He is strong in my weakness… If only I will make room for His strength instead of relying on my own dwindling supply.
My story is unique; yet it is just like yours. We fight, we claw for perfection, we stretch ourselves thin to win approval… of God. Of people. Of our own self-conscious minds.
But there is another way… So excited to journey with you.