Blue Like Play Dough by Tricia Goyer (Review & Giveaway)
A delightful read about faith and about family, and about God’s Hands molding it all together into something beautiful.
The everyday push and pull of motherhood often leaves Tricia Goyer feeling, well, smooshed. Can you relate? In Blue Like Play Dough, Tricia shares her unlikely journey from rebellious, pregnant teen to busy wife and mom with big dreams of her own.
Sure her life is messy and beset with doubts. But God keep showing up in the most unlikely places – in a bowl of carrot soup, the umpteenth reading of Goodnight Moon, a woe-is-me teen drama, or play dough in the hands of a child…
Blue Like Play Dough flowed from the moment I opened the first page. With moments that caused me to laugh in acknowledgment,
“One day while praying about the hard stuff in life an image came to mind of a lump of play dough. As I focused on it I realized the lump was not something my kids held in their hands, but that God held in His. I was that lump. God was molding me and he had something in mind.
The image was there and then it was gone. Donald Miller had Blue Jazz. I had play dough. I tried not to be disappointed.”
Tricia writes with experience of what it is like to be a young mom trying to raise children to the best of her ability yet still having dreams of her own. Tricia is honest about her short comings and openly shares the triumphs and the trials of struggling to do it all.
When Tricia writes in this book about letting go and relaxing a bit allowing time for herself and time for the kids to learn to just play and be together I think I felt my own soul relax a little. Having two grown boys I still go through moments of the what if’s (what if I hadn’t worked so hard when they were younger, what if I had been at home more, what if…)
Tricia speaks openly about her short comings and her fear of being judged my others. She like many of us, carries with her that need – that desire for acceptance and I love how throughout the book God continues to show up. As Tricia says,
“The problem isn’t whether God will show up. It’s all about me not being aware that He is already here… that He has been in my life all along. And that he doesn’t care about my mess.”
Tricia Goyer is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Generation NeXt Parenting and the Gold Medallion finalist Life Interrupted. Goyer writes for publications such as Today’s Christian Woman and Focus on the Family, speaks to women’s groups nationwide and has been a presenter at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) national convention. She and her husband, John, live with their family in Montana.
Random House has generously sent me a copy of this book to be given away to one of my readers. To enter:
1. Leave a comment here with a book title of Tricia’s that you would enjoy reading (besides this one) Tricia has 18 books out, on her website you can see the books under the books tab.
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This book is a G Rating