How does a woman build her house? Nancy Wilson begins with the table, remembering how each scratch and stain in the wood chronicles a memory--"hours of stories and jokes, questions and concerns (through courtships and pregnancies), prayers and discussions..." She continues, each essay full of stories and encouragement--the beauty of imperfection, the comfort of Velveeta, the strengths of mothers- and daughters-in-law, the honesty that is submission, the laughter of reading aloud. As ever, while Nancy draws out our sins and weaknesses and sore spots, she comforts us with the favor of God and rouses us to a joyous faith.
Every mother needs to read this book.
Posted by lulu ceballos on Dec 10th 2017
I simply can't put it down. I had to take a moment and rave about the way Nancy makes you feel right at home even through her writing. She has the tone of someone who is filtered through the lens of love. She writes with gentleness even in the hard-to-read pages like "daughter-in-law". Very humbling. My husband and I, coming from a broken home, wanted so badly to change the direction for our family. This book is filled with practical wisdom to put into practice. There are no steps or lists to go by. Just good "old fashioned" ways to show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self control. Thank you Doug for encouraging your wife for the benefit of us all. Thank you Nancy for enduring all you had to in the trenches of motherhood for the benefit of us all. Thank You Lord for the grace in causing Doug and Nancy to persevere for their family and the benefit of us all! AMEN!