Grace for Grandmas (and everyone else)
I don’t know about most of you, but as a working grandma who also watches my grandchild, I don’t have a lot of time to read. So when I do, I want to read something that is impactful and positive, whether it’s a novel or a self-help book. I also belong to a women’s book club and the book we are currently reading is Grace Looks Amazing on You, 100 Days of Reflecting God’s Love, by Amy Seiffert. Fortunately, for me, this book is perfect for this chaotic time of my life.
As the title implies, it is one hundred very short chapters of two to four pages, so you can read as little or as much as you need on any given day. The chapters are also grouped into sections like “Grace Looks Like Confidence” and “Grace Looks Like Overcoming.” This makes it helpful if you’re struggling in a certain area of life. You can simply look through the Table of Contents and read about the topic that pertains to your life on any given day. Each of the 100 chapters starts with a Bible verse and the author then uses a relatable, and often humorous, story to illustrate something that has occurred in her life to make her reflect on God’s grace. Each chapter ends with a “Grace Reflection,” which is a suggestion or prayer to help you reflect on that topic.
Honestly, this book makes me feel like I am getting advice from a dear friend. I know it will be a treasured book on my shelf (and near my bathtub) for a long time. As a woman, no matter what stage of your life you’re in, you will find something in this book that will lift you up. Do yourself a favor, grab a cup of coffee, and take five minutes to reflect on God’s grace! You’ll be glad you did.