Because so many of you have loved mentoring Monday, and asked me to write about lots of topics of training excellence into your children, teaching them to love well, giving them integrity and building their character, I have been working hard on this book to answer a whole bunch of questions and to encourage you. You, my readers, are the encouragement for me to writ this book. I planned it today, the end of our celebration week, just for you.
Because we are celebrating and it is the launch day, I have asked if I could sell it for 99 cents just today so that all of my friends could get it. It is just for today, though, so be sure and purchase it before the price goes up. This book is 31,000 words--almost regular length and chapters you will love. I kept receiving this question,
“How did you raise all of your children to be so self-composed and polite?” I hear this statement often and it is inevitably followed by, “it must just be a Clarkson trait. It must have just been natural!”
How far from the truth! Excellence of character comes only through rigorous training, instruction, and practice. Every parent wants their child to grow up into a vibrant, gracious, competent adult, yet few today have a vision for cultivating those traits in their children. Giving children moralistic rules and policing their behavior is not enough to captivate their imagination in such a way that they will want to be men and women of strong character. They need vision.
I realized this as I worked to nurture my own children early on. When Clay and I provided them with a vision for becoming compelling leaders in their generation, when we trained them to become skillful, challenged them to graciousness, they responded. By combining a compelling vision of what they could be with day-to-day training and encouragement, we prepared them to become influential with the messages of Christ in their lifetime.
Many children today learn principles of morality, but they enter adulthood without the kind of intentional training that will help them to stand strong, to live well, and to be faithful. So I am sharing with you the basic blueprint of the vision that provided our children with strong foundations. I want to share the training, the habits, and the rhythms that we formed along the way that have prepared our children to stand strong in the storms and the beauty of life.
I have excerpted articles, ideas, and writings from a variety of places to put this book together, so the format varies from chapter to chapter. I hope this will be a potluck feast of stories, thoughts, suggestions, and encouragement. But I also hope that these principles will prepare your own children to have confidence, a sense of calling, and wisdom to walk the roads God brings their way. May all of our children be worthy ambassadors for Christ and His kingdom.
I truly hope that this e-book encourages and equips you as a mother.
Click here to get your copy of this brand new book at the special price of just .99 for today only! Read just one of the reviews below, as my hope is that this book will inspire you as well:
"Sally writes from a heart of wisdom and a life of deep Faith. She gives parents a vision for a Godly family then completes that vision with fun, practical ways to make it a reality. You will find yourselves reading and retreading these words of encouragement as you seek to raise children who will follow The Lord with their whole hearts. " Heroes need advocates behind them, and that is one of the greatest roles you can play as a mom." Just one of the many gems you will find in Sally Clarkson's inspiring, new book."
To celebrate our new site, ITakeJoy.com and MomHeart.org, along with 6 years I have been writing, we will have a full week of giveaways!!! Please help us celebrate by sharing our new site with your friends!!
Launch Week Giveaway Day #5
Enter to win our launch week giveaways with rafflecopter below!!
10 Gifts of Wisdom by Sally Clarkson (3 copies)
If you purchase the book at the special price and then are a winner, we will refund the book. It will regularly be $4.95.
Dayspring Choose Joy Pillow (Quantity 3)
(Regularly $23.00 -- THIS WEEK only $11.50)
Thanks for helping me make this a wonderful week. Hope the book blesses you, my wonderful readers!