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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Evy's Endorsements...Joyfully At Home by Jasmine Baucham

 

I love books! And, Joyfully at Home  reminded me yet again of exactly why I love good books so much-a great chance to learn about life! Jasmine Baucham offered me a firsthand glimpse of a young woman striving to be Joyfully at Home. Here, in the comfort of my home and at my convenience, I got to know this stay-at-home daughter as she honestly shared her everyday life with me, with it's challenges and struggles, as well as joys and blessings. Some of you might have ample opportunity to see the reality of stay-at-home daughters' lives. On the other hand, others of you may be like my daughters and me, perhaps not knowing any of these young women, or maybe just knowing a few stay home daughters in passing. Joyfully at Home shares a powerfully relevant (and often quite fun and humorous!) perspective, along with great answers to common questions regarding staying at home. I benefited richly from reading her story!

Are you a stay-at-home daughter? If yes, do your friends and family see you Joyfully at Home?
Do you have questions about what stay-at-home daughterhood could look like for you?

Joyfully at Home is a must-read for any young woman (and their mamas too), and definitely a must read...

...if the words "joyfully" and "at home" seem like a contradiction in terms
...if you think "a lazy, directionless attitude" might define your stay-at-home daughterhood
...if "purposefully content" can't readily describe your everyday life
...if the concept of "home as the hub of ministry" doesn't really make sense to you
...if "blessing my family as a godly daughter or sibling" seems like an impossibility
...if you need encouragement to see your home as "a training ground for life ahead"
...if you sense a lack of "confident enthusiasm about home" in your everyday life
...if "a passionately focused pursuit of the Lord's will" while you are at home sounds unattainable
..if you'd like help seeing the connection between "serving the God and staying at home"
...if you feel unprepared to answer questions like "why are you staying at home"

For some young women Joyfully at Home will give gentle encouragement, for others it might present a big old wake up call, while yet others may find this concept entirely new and unusual! If you're a daughter, get reading-you won't regret it, and you'll come away enriched and equipped as a daughter, or maybe even on the road to being Joyfully at Home!

Happy Reading!

~evy

P.S. If you are a daughter who might dismiss Joyfully at Home because you think it might condemn you or be too "out there" a concept for you, please reconsider! The author hopes that all daughters will consider staying at home, but she graciously understands that not all young women will pursue it. In Joyfully at Home she presents neither a cookie cutter "how to" book, nor a step by step one-size-fits all plan for young women. Joyfully at Home's pages overflow with encouragement any daughter needs...getting along with parents and siblings while growing in the Lord, learning to focus on others, developing a heart of ministry and service rather than living for everything "me," addressing faulty thinking about life issues, working on attitudes and being purposeful in life before marriage.... Yes, Jasmine Baucham addresses all her topics within the context of stay-at-home daughters; yet I found that what she discusses remains applicable, pertinent and useful in so many ways to any young women.

Mothers, you'll want to read it too-or maybe read it with your daughter-for great insight in guiding and helping your daughter if she has (or needs) a vision to be Joyfully at Home!






3 comments:

Malinda B said...

I am in full agreement with you about "Joyfully At Home" by Jasmine Baucham being wonderful!!

My high school daughter had asked for the book for Christmas. We were excited that she asked us (she's growing to love books like us) and that she REALLY enjoyed it!

As our daughter has entered into high school, the pressure & questions from friends and family have begun: "What college do you want to go to?" or " What job would you like to do.." etc.

This book has helped her articulate her thoughts and words in regards to chosing to live a home-centered life as a young lady and someday woman.

This has also helped our other two daughters (who are younger) to see a wonderful role model & vision for their futures too. (By the way, we are a brown-eyed family too!)

Thanks for the wonderful book recommendation!

Blessings from Colorado!

Malinda @ vintagehomesteademporium

April said...

Malinda,

Thanks for taking the time to leave your comment. That is so wonderful about your daughter wanting to read good books like this. Our oldest daughter has been really growing in her relationship with the Lord and it really blesses my heart as a mom.

God bless you and your brown-eyed girls!

April

Our Family Vision... said...

We too are reading this and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Our daughter is a junior in home school, high school and the truths and ideas that this book brings out are so enlightening. The Lord has really been changing her outlook and vision on life the past several months and what this book brings out confirms that vision.


Thanks for sharing...

Mendi