Thursday, June 19, 2008

Irritable Mother Meets Contemplative Mom...

That's the joke we made when we "met" in the blogging world.

Ann Kroeker, author of The Contemplative Mom, also writes a blog. I had read her book and when I started blogging, I found her blog. It didn't take long for us to find the humor in our contrasting book titles and start imagining a comic strip for mommies. Ha!

As I was thinking about collecting endorsements for my new book - in which I hope the reader will find herself drawing nearer to God - it seemed appropriate to have some words from The Contemplative Mom. So I asked Ann if she would be willing to read my manuscript and give her endorsement.
This is what she had to say:

Karen Hossink, the self-proclaimed “Irritable Mother,” walks readers through her personal parenting moments, both high and low. Those moments are the vehicle through which she discovers a deeper relationship with the Lord. God has used Hossink’s own children to transform her and reveal Himself to her more fully—now, through this devotional, she passes on insights and personal revelations to the reader. Walk with her to a place of prayerful introspection and deeper faith in Jesus Christ.

Ann Kroeker, author of The Contemplative Mom, and another book on parenting to be released in 2009
I am thankful for Ann's words and hope many women will come to "a place of prayerful introspection and deeper faith in Jesus Christ" as they read Finding Joy.

I just received my manuscript back from my editor yesterday and will be spending the next several days pouring over it and incorporating more feedback. So it may be "quiet" here at Surviving Motherhood for awhile. I do have one or two other devotions which didn't make it into the book. Maybe I'll post them for you.

Until then, please remember God cherishes you!

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Rochelle said...

When I read your title I was all ready to do some serious reading!! LOL!! And right after you posted about loving PMS and all!! lol! You crack me up! And I like when Ann said about you, too. Good luck with the manuscript!!

Rochelle said...

Oh and BTW, Keilani just quoted me your "verse of the day" when explaining why men should love their wives. I love Bible Quizzing!!

Amanda said...

Blesings to you and this mini journey your taking!

Will be sad to not read you for awhile! :(

God bless-

luvmy4sons said...

Blessings to you! How exciting! That is awesome! I will still check in daily! Hugs to you!

Elizabeth said...

sounds like you both have journeys worth reading! :-)

come on over to my blog and join in our Feel Good Friday...what's God doing...what are a few things you want to pat yourself on the back for...share them on Fridays!

Becoming Me said...

I am so exciting for you. I am loving your first book

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Sounds good dear friend. What a nice endorsement from another author!

Take care and may the Lord continue to bless you with your writing projects.

Your sister in Christ,

Anonymous said...

What a Blessing your book will be to others!!, I loved your post on PMS, so glad you are so honest and real:)

Shawna said...

That is so great, Karen! I can't wait to read the book.

Ann Kroeker said...

I was honored to get a sneak preview of your new book, Karen, and always appreciate your utter honesty. You're a magnet for moms who are longing to hear someone admit the hard moments of motherhood--and yet offer hope, as well. They're drawn to your stories and the truth of God's Word that you present so clearly as you point them to Him.