Author spurs moms to discover divinity in daily to-do list
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Though mothers are often revered as angelic, many modern moms feel heavy-hearted instead of heavenly. Never-ending to-do lists make multi-tasking mothers lose sight of a moments significance. Canby author Jessica Poe says the desired enlightenment and inspiration can be found within those very to-do list tasks. Thats why she wrote Everyday MOMents: Discovering Christ in the Details of Motherhood.
Divinity is in the details of our daily doings, whether we recognize it or not, Poe said. One day my kids giggled as they dipped hard-earned lollipops into a thankless glass of water. They were obviously giving away their precious licks! Heavenly lessons and love notes exist within our everyday routines and we dont want to obviously give those away, we want to cherish the sweet moments of motherhood.
Poe says each chapter of Everyday MOMents brings a new hour and a new lesson about unearthing spiritual symbolism in ordinary moments. From gazing in the mirror, folding laundry, and the ever-looming whats for dinner? to teach obedience, grocery store encounters and convincing children to stay in bed at night, readers not only learn that God is in the daily details, they learn to see those details with spiritual eyes.
Poe describes herself as a mother of three by day and a writer by naptime. Although this is her first novel, she has been a freelance writer for the past decade.