I an not a "sell yourself" kind of gal and find I can't market myself with a blog about my book. I wrote Hear Me for the benefit of my own children and I am so humbled that it is something that may be useful for other Orthodox students and perhaps even Theologically challenged people like me. I never write on this blog, but if you happen to be looking for me I can be found at momshotrod.blogspot.com
Thursday, January 29, 2009
It has been some time since I even remotely attempted to blog. But I want to try again. Not at this moment of course. I don't want any of the children to try and bungie jump off the roof...not that they've tried, but I know it's only a matter of time. If they were using real bungie cord that would be one thing, but recycled grocery bags just don't spring back the same way:)
Friday, November 16, 2007
Hear Me was written to encourage youth in their walk with Christ. As youth, it can be hard to know who to follow and where to walk. Finding solid ground in a world of sinking sand can be difficult and discouraging. As they read through this prayer book they will be challenged and encouraged to walk out their faith. The practice of prayer, confession and memorization of the Holy Scriptures will help them face the temptations of this world as a fierce opponent against the enemy of man’s soul. This book is also a reminder that not only is our faith a corporate faith but very personal as well. The road God calls us to is narrow, but the path He asks us to walk on is a solid foundation. This book offers youth a way to seek the Lord from their perspective without making it “all about me”. Another unique feature is the topical section offering youth encouragement in their struggles and a way to turn to the Lord for answers to their challenges. The question and answer section offers a few answers to common questions about the Orthodox faith that youth often don’t know the answers to. Having the answers available gives a confidence when they are called upon to share about their faith. It is an introduction to using both the map and the compass (Church and Tradition) in their process of Salvation.
Okay, so it's my first time being published but from what they're telling me I'm an Author. What does that mean for me? Well...all of a sudden my signature is of value, what I say is listened to (except by my wonderful children:) as if somehow I now have some new found wisdom. I'm still just me. I'm mom to 4-6 children at a time (4 are mine up to 2 on loan from the foster care system). I homeschool (yes, I'm crazy), I am a self proclaimed doula, accidental midwife and writer with a twist of lemon. I'm not sure what you'll find here, but I hope it's a lot of fun for anyone who is the parent, godparent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend or youth leader for Orthodox teens. Hey, even the teens are welcome here! (there are snacks in the fridge:)