Friday, May 12, 2017
Guide to the Empty Nest - A Book Review
For the past 23 years my life has revolved around my children and I wouldn't of had it any other way, but now that they are grown it is time for me to refocus and see where it is God wants me. Just because my kids don't need me 24/7 anymore does not mean my life is over. In a way it is just beginning. I have plenty to look forward to and plenty of free time now to do other works for the Lord.
I wanted to read Guide to the Empty Nest because of where I am in life. I though it would offer some encouragement and maybe a little direction. I really didn't care for the book. For me personally it made me feel like the authors think you have to go out and do something huge during this stage in your life. I did not relate to their stories and personally felt a little let down after reading it.
I think greatness depends on you. Maybe all you can do is visit a sick friend or sew a blanket for a new born, but to the person you are helping...that's a great thing.
Find your purpose and don't let others tell you what that is or make you feel inadequate! You can do great things for God no matter how small you think they might be.
***Thanks to Bethany House Publishing for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.