Monday, July 27, 2009

Are You Feeling Squeezed like a Lump of Play Dough?

If you're a mom, chances are you feel squished, smacked, and stretched on a daily basis. During particularly difficult seasons, it might even seem like God is flattening you with one of those plastic rolling pins, broke out the cookie cutters, or left you to dry up. Why does it feel like all of your crumbs and hard spots are being exposed when what you want is to be sculpted into something impressive? But somehow He works in all of it--from the painful life lessons to the mondain mommy moments--teaching us new things about Him and about ourselves, molding us into women that He can use for His glory.

In her newest release, Blue Like Play Dough, Tricia Goyer shares how God grew her through the ups, downs, best, and worst of being a mom. I can't say enough about how much I loved this book! If you are still raising kids or sent them into the world long ago, you will relate to this honest, inspiring memoir of parenting, family life, and spiritual growth. Here is more on Tricia, the book itself, and ordering info. Oh, and if you decide to pick up a copy, be sure to check out the Go-Go Campaign.

About the book: In the everyday stretch and squeeze of motherhood, Tricia Goyer often feels smooshed by the demands of life. In Blue Like Play Dough, she shares her unlikely journey from rebellious, pregnant teen to busy wife and mom with big dreams of her own. As her story unfolds, Tricia realizes that God has more in store for her than she has ever imagined possible.

Sure, life is messy and beset by doubts. But God keeps 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.

In Tricia’s transparent account, you’ll find understanding, laughter, and strength for your own story. And in the daily push and pull, you’ll learn to recognize the loving hands of God at work in your life… and know He has something beautiful in mind.

Read an excerpt:

About the Author: Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana.

For more on Tricia, her speaking, and her books, visit her website: Author website:

Go-Go Campaign: Would you like to donate a book? Take part in Tricia's Go Go Program. Here's how it works. For every copy of Blue Like Play Dough purchased, she’ll donate a copy of My Life Unscripted or Generation NeXt Parenting to a pregnancy, teen or family support ministry (while supplies last).

All you have to do is buy a copy of Blue Like Play Dough on Christianbook, on Amazon, or at your local bookstore, and then go to Tricia's Go-Go page and fill out the form. EASY!

If you have already read and loved this book, leave a comment on this post. I'd love to hear from you!


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