Only Love Today : Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love (Hardcover) (Rachel Macy - by Rachel Macy Stafford
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About the BookIn her new book, Only Love Today, Rachel Macy Stafford shares simple words of inspiration - both new content and from her popular blog The Hands Free Revolution in a format to help readers begin or end their day by focusing on what matters most.
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford shares simple words of daily inspiration to help you find new and more connected ways to live undistracted, heart-led, and hands-free every day.
Rachel Macy Stafford, known to millions as the Hands Free Mama, equips readers to breathe life into what really matters: the ordinary moments in our routine lives and the people in them.
Her inspiring words fill this beautiful book of short pieces constructed around the seasons of life. From finding daily surrender in the autumn and daily hope in the winter, to daily bloom and daily spark in the spring and summer, you will always find fresh beautiful words for your day.
With a flexible, non-dated structure, Only Love Today offers life-giving words that remind you of the tools you already possess and insights you already have as you seek to find:
- Clarity when you're conflicted
- Unity when you're divided
- Faith when you're uncertain
- Rest when your soul is weary
- Meaning in the meaningless
- and a reset button directing you back to what matters most
Regardless of what you're experiencing or what season you're in, you'll find wisdom, encouragement, strength, vision, and clarity to live for what really matters.
Review QuotesIn these conversational essays, Stafford (Hands Free Mama) urges readers to set aside the world's distractions and put love at the top of their to-do lists. Stafford, who describes herself as a "recovering perfectionist, reformed rusher, and multi-tasker," admits this is no easy task. With a voice that is equal measures poetry and best-friend-over-coffee, she draws from her own life as a special education teacher and mother to encourage women to seek out a less stressful, more people-focused way of living. Organized around the seasons, these essays explore topics such as renewal, growth, authenticity, connection, grace, awareness, hope, and introspection. Stafford brings a voice that is both inspirational and authentic to a topic that can often take a lifetime to get the hang of. Broken into easy-to-read chunks, this book meets today's busy moms where they live.--Publishers Weekly Stafford (Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life) presents a self-disclosing inspirational text that will stop her readers dead in their tracks (which is her intent). She offers minuscule glimpses of beautiful discovery for those who linger long enough in the moment to see them. The author shares the terrifying seasons of her recent physical ailments and subsequent surgeries to illustrate how God can work in even these painful elements. Stafford's work here is almost an ode to her daughters' unique and winsome personalities. She presents these devotions in an easy-to-digest (sometimes poetic) style that moms of every age will relate and benefit from immensely. Only Love Today is the gift book to give yourself and order several more for the moms in your life who are fresh out of perspective and overfull of self loathing and self-condemnation. Stafford's ability to cut through the "yuck" and to the "yes!" of life is a rare skill indeed.--Christian MARKET