Sometimes we just need someone to come along side to remind us that God loves us and we are going to be okay.  We need the reassurance that motherhood is hard, being an adult is challenging, and we’re not alone in our feelings, mistakes, and messes.  Friends, let me introduce you to Becky Thompson! God certainly uses her to speak love and encouragement into the lives of women who are in the throws of motherhood, struggling to keep it all together, or who are needing hope and support in their day to day lives.

Becky started her writing career with a blog, Scissortail SILK.  What began as a fashion blog grew to an amazing supportive online community focused on hope, encouragement, and loving Jesus.  Becky writes honestly about her challenges, mishaps, comedic moments, and joys of motherhood and life.  She writes about motherhood, love and marriage, and her Christian perspective on many societal topics and current events.  Becky’s writing brings peace, encouragement, and support. She points to God in times when help is needed and in situations when the glory is His.

Becky speaks from the heart in a conversational tone just as if she and you were sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee while the children run circles through the house.  I started reading her blog and following her on Facebook about a year ago, and I found myself saying, “yes, that’s me” or “yes, that’s exactly my season of life right now” as I read her posts.  Becky feels like a friend coming along side me, encouraging me and reminding me of God’s grace in this season of motherhood.

Becky’s ability to write, connect, and encourage are truly gifts from God.  She recently expanded her online community to create a safe space for women to connect and study God’s Word.  My Landing Place is a 3-month subscription style Bible Study with daily readings and scripture and weekly video meetings.  The women participating in the study gather together in a private Facebook group for discussion.  I love that this Bible study is based on scripture, rather than a summary of the Bible!  Becky gives you the verses related to the day’s reading, but then encourages you to open your Bible to read the context of the verse and to make notes.

I began Becky’s Bible study at My Landing Place in September, and it has been so encouraging!  The topic in this round of the study is Discovering Who I Am by Studying Who God Is. There have been a lot of places in the Bible where I may have just read over before, but within the context of this Bible study I’m seeing how these verses show the characteristics of God, point to the coming of Jesus, and explain who I am in God’s love.

Outside of the online community, Becky also wrote two books.  Her first book, Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heart, is a reminder that we are not alone in this journey of motherhood.  I absolutely love this book!  The hope and encouragement within its pages resonated with my heart!  Again, I nodded my head in agreement and connected with the stories, struggles, and heartwarming moments of motherhood shared within the pages of this book.  You can download a sample chapter of Hope Unfolding here.

Becky’s second book, Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood, is equally as honest and real as Hope Unfolding.  She recognizes and discusses the struggles of balancing the roles of mom and wife.  In this book Becky challenges you to remember how you loved your husband when you first fell in love.  Becky shares daily challenges, reflections, and prayers for 21 days to help you refocus your attention on your marriage during motherhood.  You can download a sample chapter of Love Unending here.

I have been so encouraged by Becky’s honesty and love of God!  Motherhood is challenging, but I’m so thankful for Becky’s encouragement, support, and reminders of God’s love and grace!  Visit her blog, check out her books, and keep an eye out for the next Bible study round open in My Landing Place!

To celebrate the 2-year anniversary of AJ Apothecary Becky is giving one winner a copy of each of her books, Hope Unfolding and Love Unending!  Complete the form below to enter to win! Giveaway entries will close at 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, November 19.  A winner will be selected on Monday, November 20.  Giveaway only open to residents of the United States.

This is the final article in a 6 part series celebrating the 2-year anniversary of AJ Apothecary.  Visit the AJ Apothecary blog to read about more of my favorite people and businesses that participated in this celebration!

[promosimple id=”c618″]