My very dear friend, Terri Groh, has written a beautiful devotional book called Words of Encouragement for a Discouraged World. She has 52 weekly devotionals that encourage you to spend time in the Word and to look at your life from the eyes of faith, and with a heart to hear God’s voice.
I have been so blessed to know Terri (online) for many years. She is real, she is honest, she doesn’t sugar-coat her life. Her passion and love for others is at the core of her writing and evidenced in her life of ministry with her husband and children. I know this book is supposed to take you through the course of a year, but I wanted to read some of it to review, and couldn’t put it down. I through it in just a few sittings and I was EXCEEDINGLY blessed! Her writing is easy to follow but, with gentle prodding, we are encouraged to check our hearts and our focus to make sure we are centered on God.
This isn’t a deep daily bible study. It won’t take you hours of homework every week. Sometimes our lives have time for those. Sometimes we can barely get time to read more than a verse in a day. This is a wonderful book to bring encouragement to the real issues of your life, to take those few minutes to re-orient your heart back to the Giver of hope and joy.
I strongly encourage everyone to pick up a copy and be blessed all year!
Terri A. Groh has a B.A. in Psychology from Nyack College and also attended the Alliance Theological Seminary, working on her Master’s of Divinity. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 24 years, and is mother to three children, Nathan, Stephen and Emily. She ministers alongside her ordained husband in a church about 70 miles north of New York City. Terri also tutors children with reading difficulties, specializing in the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory method. She has a craft business and loves to read, sew, cook, and write in her spare time. You can read more at Terri’s website, www.terrigroh.com.
Blogs I might be linking to:
Menu Planning Monday, On The Menu Monday, Erin Branscoms, Marital Oneness, The Better Mom, Multitudes on Monday, Hear it On Sunday, Sharing His Bounty, What Joy Is Mine, Playdates at the Well, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Time Warp Wife, Funky Planet Frequent Flier Club, Encourage One Another, The Welcoming House, Legacy Leaver Thursday, What’s Up Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Hearts 4 Home, Thankful Thursday, Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e), Big Family Fridays, Faith Filled Fridays, Feasting In Fellowship Friday, Fellowship Friday, Homemaking Link-up Week-end, A Little R&R, Pieces of Amy, Homeschool Mother’s Journal