La Follett engagingly shares Brother Lawrence’s timeless truths with (sometimes) raw transparency – encouraging and loving all who serve on the front lines of motherhood. If you believe in eating dessert first, begin with Megan’s Letter #5.
A few months ago I was one of six authors participating in an international video conference. In this group, accents (foreign to Texas) are the norm. When Megan La Follett introduced herself as a fellow Texan, I multi-tasked over to her website and discovered a blurb about her upcoming book featuring the letters of a 17th century monk.
It had to be Brother Lawrence! I love his letters and recommend them often. While I was checking Megan out, she was sending me an email. I was honored to get an advance review copy. Now it’s out!
Every significant relationship requires time spent in one another’s company. Your relationship with God is the same. Married couples often say their golden years are the best because their relationships are deeper, richer, and their knowing is truly intimate.
Brother Lawrence’s simple messages prove that purposing to be in the presence of God – moment by moment – yields sweet fruit. Fears, irritations, insecurities, and perplexities evaporate before Him.
Megan La Follett shares Brother Lawrence’s wisdom with her readers and adds some of her own, targeting her message to young mothers caught between the expectations of the world, the family, and their Lord.
“As a grad-student mom, as a stay-at-home mom, as a work-from-home mom, and as a part-time office mom… I speak from experience that the idea of regular spiritual practices seems at best a fairytale and at worst a source of guilt and failure.
Prayer, silence, solitude, fasting…
I can’t even use the bathroom unattended by need and noise.” – La Follett
A quick read. Transparent. Validating. Hopeful.
If you crave guidance or simply a little love from a fellow soldier on the front lines of motherhood, grab a copy for yourself – or someone you love. There’s always another generation coming up that needs to know that simple engagement with God is a requirement of faithful mothers!
In Letter #2, La Follett shares what she calls, “the dark night of the soul.” This book is also a word of hope for moms struggling to simply live until tomorrow. It’s honest. It’s real.
“Thank God, the salvation of my children does not fall to me. Never does Jesus say, MAKE the little children look like me. He says to bring the little children to him. Let them come to him.” La Follett