Wednesday, January 26, 2011

True Treasures: 10 Years of TEACH Magazine


As most of you know, I've been in a dark place lately.  A couple of weeks ago, my wonderful husband recognized that I needed a break and sent me to town with some "mad" money to hang out by myself.  I grabbed a book before I left......True Treasures:  10 Years of TEACH Magazine by Lorrie Flem.  Once in town, I went straight to Starbucks, ordered a large Caramel Macchiato and sank down in a huge armchair with my book.  I only made it 2 pages before tears were flowing down my cheeks. 

Homemakers know that staying home all day is hard work.  I realize that the rest of the world believes that we are all sitting around eating chocolate and watching soap operas (I do eat chocolate, but not all day.  I do not watch soap operas, wouldn't even if I did have time).  Each day I am mom, wife, cleaning lady, teacher, pretend doctor, bottle holder, diaper changer, remote control wielder, laundry washer/dryer/folder/putter-awayer, train track builder.....the list goes on and on.  While doing all those things, I am giving advice, prayfully answering questions, kissing real booboos and giving pieces of my heart to everyone I meet.  So much goes out of me every day.....it is like "the force" is leaving my body.  God's love is the force and I am thankful that I am here to administer His grace, mercy and love to those around me....but sometimes I get empty.  Sometimes I get so dry that I can't soak up God's word on my own.  I need a human touch.  Frequently, TEACH magazine and Lorrie Flem have been that human touch.  Lorrie and those that share with her, use real life experience and God's words to encourage and lead those of us who are seeking back to godly womanhood.

True Treasures is the BEST of the first 10 years of TEACH magazine.  The articles are laid out on 2 page spreads; short little tidbits to help even the busiest of wife/mother.  She has divided the articles into sections so that you can quickly find the encouragement you are looking for.  Parenting, marriage, mothering, homemaking and serving others are all addressed.  I honestly believe that it would be impossible to come away from this book without having received encouragement.

True Treasures is available for $19.97 at http://www.homemakingwithteach.com/ .  While you are there, check out the other wonderful resources that Lorrie offers.  Also, please note that TEACH Magazine is changing names.  It is the same wonderful resource, with a more fitting name I believe.......Eternal Encouragement Magazine.  Use coupon code GabbyMoms to get $4 off True Treasures :)

If you want to read what others think about this wonderful publication, feel free to check out The Gabby Moms to see other reviews written by homemakers just like you!

***Disclaimer: I received this product for honest review from TEACH magazine as part of The Gabby Moms blogging program.  All opinions expressed are solely my own.

7 comments:

♥ Mama ♥ Britni ♥ said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I'm a new Follower and a Fellow Gabby Mom!
http://alittlesugar-n-spice.blogspot.com/2011/01/gabby-moms-january-mission-true.html

Victoria said...

Great review, Carie! So many people I know are hurting in some way or depressed. I'm glad you are getting some of the encouragement you need from your husband and from True Treasures. Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Great review, Carie! I am a fellow Gabby Mom and new follower!

Blessings!
Tina

Lorrie said...

Hi Carrie,

What a sweet and honest post. I haven't read True Treasures with a Caramel Macchiato - even though that is my drink of choice too! But, I think I might soon. Great idea.

Thanks for being one or our Gabby Moms!

Under the Shadow of His Wings,
Lorrie

Heidi... said...

Beautiful! Thanks for your honesty... sometimes it's hard but your do it beautifully!

Following along as a fellow Gabby Mom!

Katie said...

Yes, yes, yes! It is so nice to know those tired (exhausted) days are common and what a sweet husband to encourage you to take some time to regroup. I'm a fellow gabby mom and new follower. I enjoyed your review! :) Katie

Cindy said...

Thanks for your honesty! We are NOT super moms, but moms who want to do a super job for our Lord.
What a wonderful husband to realize you needed a break!

fellow Gabby Mom and newest follower
http://for-one-another.blogspot.com/2011/01/true-treasures-review.html