Friends, today I'm sending you over to Keri Wyatt Kent’s blog. If you don't know Keri, she is a seasoned writer and the author of several books you can find here. She is also a kindred who has been publishing books about rest and spiritual formation since long before I ever started thinking about those things. I'm honored to have begun to get to know her. She recently read Found and asked if she could share a little about it on her blog.
Here's what she had to say.
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Being a new mom can make anyone feel, well, a little lost.
Especially if you’ve always found your value in tasks and accomplishments.
And when you’re suddenly answering the demands of a little person (or people), prayer seems nearly impossible. And if you’re not “doing” prayer, are you still loved? Can you find God in that season? Or be found by God?
Although I’m no longer a mom of littles, I was delighted to find Found.
I’d especially recommend this if you are:
a young mom wrestling with self-worth
drawn to contemplative prayer or practices
someone who appreciates beautifully crafted writing
someone who wants to expand and deepen your understanding of prayer
A beautifully written memoir of a young mom discovering the wonder of God’s unconditional love, is encouraging, honest, real. I’m not the only one who thinks so. what folks like Ann Voskamp, Shauna Niequist and Rachel Held Evans had to say about it.
The story follows Micha, her husband and son on a cross-country move, exploring the sacredness and spiritual influence of place. It explores what it means to pray, even when words seem impossible. Sometimes, finding God in your everyday life means letting God find you.
Micha’s visits to a monastery where she seeks spiritual direction and finds a new perspective made me want to seek out similar cloistered sanctuary. The chapters are tagged with the seasons of the church calendar, which moves the story along and ties in beautifully with the author’s contemplative and monastic explorations.
Found offers the honest reflections and struggles (especially struggles to pray) of the at-home mom of a two year old, but her questions and discoveries are ones that every woman will can relate to. I highly recommend it to young moms, or those who mentor or lead young moms.