Becoming a parent typically takes one on a bit of a roller coaster ride. This journey of being a parent has many ups and downs and even some sharp turns and stomach losing drops that can really take us off guard. Motherhood has brought innumerable lessons to many of us including a few surprising twists. Raising our children is not just about them growing in faith but also our sanctification. Lindsay Schlegel shares some of the points from her new book that have begun to shape her as a mother and a child of God. The conversation was a very sweet opportunity to encourage all of us in our individual vocations.
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Lindsay Schlegel is a daughter of God, wife, mother, author, and editor. She’s worked in basically every aspect of book publishing, from bookselling to marketing and publicity, from agency work to editorial. Since 2011, she’s worked as a freelance editor, and she contributes writing to a number of online sites, including Verily, Catholic Women Run, Natural Womanhood, and CatholicMom.com. She’s the author of the recently released Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God. She lives in New Jersey, in her husband’s childhood home with her husband (obviously!) and their four children–three boys and a girl. Another child awaits them, God willing, in Heaven.
You can connect with Lindsay at:
- Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God, by Lindsay Schlegel
Call to Action –
Can you reach out to atleast one friend this week who may need an extra dose of encouragement? Receiving a genuine phone call from a friend who just wants to know how you are can be a blessing that we can’t put a price tag on. Let’s reach out to eachother.
“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure. There is nothing so precious as a faithful friend, and no scales can measure his excellence.” – Sirach 6:14-15
Saint Quote –
““Holiness is not in the feelings of in imagination, it is reality. One thing that helps me and will help you is this: works of love are works of holiness.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta