The encouragement from Suzanne and Gretta (the authors) coupled with God’s word has been very instrumental in changing me into a joyful, Jesus-minded, strong warrior wife and mother.
About the Book
Hang in There, Mama!
For those moments when you think you’ll never live up to the Supermoms around you—when you’re elbow deep in the grind of diapers and laundry and peanut butter sandwiches—you need a good dose of Grit and Grace.
This refreshing collection of 90 daily devotions comes from two moms who’ve found themselves face-to-the-floor in need of encouragement and now offer it to you. Through humor and vulnerability, these short messages of truth remove the filters of perfection clouding your vision and bring clarity to your purpose as a mom. As you read the Scripture and prayer that accompany each day’s message, you’ll discover more fully who you are in Christ and how to raise your children to reflect His love to the world.
In giving yourself grace, you will find you have even more grace to give from the One who is present in your life right now and in every moment.
About the Authors
Suzanne Hadley Gosselin and Gretta Kennedy first met as roommates at Multnomah University. They are quick to admit they did not like each other when they first met due to opposite personalities. However, they worked out their differences and became best friends who roomed together for all four years of college. Two decades later, during a phone conversation, they realized God was laying on their hearts the desire to write a devotional for moms of young children to encourage and strengthen them in their role as mothers. It was then the idea for Grit & Grace: Devotions for Warrior Moms was born.
Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is a regular writer and editor for Focus on the Family and David C Cook and previously served as an editor for Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. Gosselin has written books for Zondervan, Harvest House and Tyndale and is the author of Expectant Parents: Preparing Together for the Journey of Parenthood.
Gosselin lives in Bakersfield, CA with her husband, Kevin, and four children. The family enjoys escaping to the ocean.
Visit Suzanne’s website.
Gretta Kennedy is a speaker, mentor and writer with a degree in women’s ministry from Multnomah University and over 20 years of ministry experience. She passionately supports her husband, Jay, and his full-time camp ministry. They are raising their three children on Vancouver Island and report their adventures on the travel blog Traveling Islanders.
Grit & Grace is her first book.
Visit Gretta’s website.
This Mom’s Review
Raising my first two children, I didn’t take advantage of the grace God provided to me. I honestly didn’t know it existed apart from eternal salvation. While those two kiddos are adults now, I am making a second round through motherhood with a six-year-old son. While I’ve struggled along and learned all about motherhood the hard way, I have found the complimentary copy of this book to be a worthy resource.
Several of the devotions have hit the spot … acknowledging something I was facing while showing me how to include God’s grace as part of my solution. Sometimes that grace comes as peace, sometimes rest, sometimes help and many times a combination of the three.
My favorite devotionals include the following topics:
- Rejoicing in spite of my circumstances by focusing on the truths of God – page 21
- Considering how Jesus would approach my to-do list – pages 96-98
- Being a strong, mighty, warrior woman has helped protect me from the enemy’s attacks – pages 127-129
These three devotions are making a huge difference in how I approach my day. Although the Scriptures provided with these devotions have been in my Bible this whole time, I haven’t been applying them. The encouragement from Suzanne and Gretta (the authors) coupled with God’s word has been very instrumental in changing me into a joyful, Jesus-minded, strong warrior wife and mother.
I believe my daughter (and other new mommies) will find hope and encouragement in this book as she reads it during the first few years of motherhood.