Review: Midnight Lullabies: Moments of Peace for Moms by Lauren Eberspacher
Usher the peace of Jesus back into motherhood with Lauren Eberspacher’s 31-day devotional, MIDNIGHT LULLABIES.
Often, mothers are told about the joyful, exciting things that they are about to embark on as they enter into parenthood. What people fail to share is the hard seasons of motherhood: loneliness, anxiety, depression, insecurity, comparison, disconnect with the Lord and their husbands, and loss of identity. These seasons can consume their hearts and steal their joy, leaving them hopeless and full of shame. Most mothers hide during this time, thinking that they are alone or that something is wrong with them. The simple truth is that having children changes everything. But so does Jesus. His Word can breathe life into every space, and Midnight Lullabies meets the weary mama in the trenches of motherhood while she does Kingdom work within the four walls of her home, shining light and giving hope when it seems most far away.
In Midnight Lullabies, over 31 days, Lauren Eberspacher explores those places of motherhood that are often left unspoken. While embarking on her own journey of being a mama, she has encountered seasons that shocked and surprised her. But there is always hope. As a storyteller, Lauren takes the everyday moments and gives biblical insight to the mother facing these hard seasons, giving the reader a sense that they are having a conversation with a friend around a cozy kitchen table.
Mothers often just want to hear another mom say she’s in it with them. And when Eberspacher addresses these hard issues, she not only says, “I’ve been there; I understand,” but she follows it with, “But God.” Eberspacher shows that Jesus can be found in every moment of motherhood and that His strength and His Word are enough for you.
I’m not a mother but I’ve seen enough to understand the pain many have gone through from their testimonies, tears and frustrations from friends and strangers shared about their journey through motherhood. Many have had support and others haven’t but one common feeling of defeat claws many at times for a moment of assurance that everything will be ok and you’re not alone. For many out there currently, or soon to be, Midnight Lullabies is exactly that. It might just give you some peace.
Lauren has been there and reading her shared experiences and pulling through, there’s a lot of positive love radiating from this book.
The book is meant to be read daily with themed moments, spiritual support and a prayer. The author shares her experiences, the good, bad and the ugly truth of what motherhood looks and feels like. If you have ever felt stuck emotionally, she puts herself out there as a sister that understands and is here to take you off that ledge of defeat. She wants to help you breakthrough the emotional burdens and overcome them.
She wants you to turn your brokenness to believing in the strength of your faith to restore and empower greatness within you to love yourself and lift you up. Her book gives you a feeling that you are loved and you are worth it, breaking through the binds that suffocate your worth & existence. I found this honest and compassionate. She is never preachy or judgmental. I think this will be interpreted by each women differently depending on their experiences but commonly will give hope, inspire confidence and assurance that you are not alone. I’d recommend checking this one out.
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