The Slow-Ripening: Fruits of Mothering (Hardcover)
by Emily Watts
How are you doing as a mom? If you’re like most of us, you base your assessment on appearances: how the children are behaving, the progress they’re making, the evidences you see that they’re moving forward. After all, as Matthew 7:17 tells us, “By their fruits ye shall know them.”
But appearances can be deceiving, and they don’t always tell us the whole story. As Emily Watts points out, most fruit isn’t really very good until it’s ripe—and “children are the slowest-ripening fruit there is.” Using examples from the scriptures and her own life experiences, Emily will help you find the patience with yourself—and with your children—that you need to stay afloat on difficult mothering days. You’ll laugh, you’ll recognize your own challenges, and you’ll feel the peace that comes from knowing that Heavenly Father is in charge and stands willing to help along the way.
- Size: 4" x 6"
- Pages: 48
- Year Published: 2013
About the Author
Emily Watts is the joyful mother of five children and grandmother of five. Her lifelong fascination with words led her to a career in editing. She has worked for more than thirty-five years in the publishing department at Deseret Book Company, working from home part-time for many of those years so she could be with her family. She is now a senior editor at Deseret Book as well as a favorite Time Out for Women speaker and the author of several books, including Being the Mom: 10 Coping Strategies I Learned by Accident and Confessions of an Unbalanced Woman. Emily and her husband, Larry, live in Taylorsville, Utah
An Enlightening Read!
by Shauna - reviewed on August 07, 2013
How are you doing as a mom? Have you ever had anyone judge you because of your children? Have you ever been discouraged because of your children? Now you can read and learn from Emily Watts what it truly means in Matthew 7:17 where it tells us, "By their fruits ye shall know them." Stories and examples in this book will show you that "children are the slowest-ripening fruit there is." So grab this book. Relax. Laugh. Understand. Learn. and Wait upon the Lord. That fruit will ripen, even if it is in the next world, and it will all be worth it... For your child is worth it in the sight of the Lord... And so are you!
Great to Create a Smile
by Monica - reviewed on August 13, 2013
The Slow-Ripening Fruits of Mothering is a great perspective on motherhood! Sometimes mom's just need a reminder that children (like fruit) just need sometime to mature. Emily Watts uses her sense of humor and personal stories to exemplify the joyous (and discouraging) moments of mothering and offers encouraging words of inspiration and love. A great recommendation for any mothering figure that is sure to make her laugh and smile.