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March 14, 2016

Hope Unfolding {Becky Thompson}

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God’s love, plans, and promises for you are forever unfolding.
 I get it, Momma. I totally get it.

Every day you wake up and try your very best. You love, give, and pour out your life for the ones who call you Momma. But no matter how much you offer, there are still days you feel as though you come up short. You worry, Am I loving these babies enough? Is this ever going to get easier? Why does it seem like I am the only one who cannot balance it all? 

Sometimes, we just need hope (and maybe a long uninterrupted nap). We need someone to help tune our hearts to the voice of the Father and to remind us that He has not forgotten about us.

In Hope Unfolding, Becky Thompson is a friend who reminds you that you aren’t alone and that God is still writing your story. She guides you to encounter the Truth of God’s presence that not only fuels you with strength but also a fresh confidence. And beyond gaining faith that tomorrow could be different, you find hope and purpose where you are standing today.

My Thoughts:
I have read Becky’s blog on several occasions. I have fallen in love with her Facebook devotionals. And I think her Instagram account is one of the most honest places on earth. So to say I was excited about this book coming out is a bit of an understatement. I had high hopes for it, and could not wait to get to on my reading list.

Is it a great book? Yes!
Is it full of encouragement for moms? Yes!
Did it live up to my expectations? No, unfortunately

This book is full of stories from Becky’s life, intertwined with devotional type messages and words of encouragement based on scripture. It is obvious Becky has poured out her heart and soul in the words of this book and the lives they will touch. Through the words, I can hear Becky talking and encouraging moms in every season of their life. But I feel the editors really messed this book up.

The stories seem to jump around very abruptly. Just as you are getting into a personal story, it stops and hops into a devotional. Just as you are beginning to feel moved, you are back to another story that does not seem like it flows with the previous devotional. This pattern returns time and time again through this book and made it very difficult for me to completely connect with the message being delivered.

I would have loved to see the stories completed, or the topics tied to the encouragement being provided in each chapter. I know Becky has a huge heart for moms and a desire to encourage us through all our walks of life. I just felt this book was a little too unorganized to really drive that message.

Becky Thompson began blogging under the name Scissortail SILK, quickly drawing a global audience of millions. A self-professed city girl, Becky is a recent transplant to northwest Oklahoma, where she lives with her husband, Jared, their three young children, and whatever critters wander in from the wheat field behind their house. You can connect with Becky online at or join her and the thousands of other grace-filled women who are a part of the Scissortail SILK community on Facebook.