28 January 2011

True Treasures

Like all women, I sometime need to laugh. Other times I need a good cry or a nugget of encouragement. I often simply need to know that someone out there has experienced the same thing I am facing or that I'm not the only one who doesn't feel like she's the perfect homeschooling mom or a wife who often struggles with being the kind of helpmate her husband deserves for her to be.

I never imagined I could find something that could meet all of those needs within one simple volume that I could peruse and enjoy at my leisure, that is inexpensive and doesn't involve packing and going away to a convention, but I did. True Treasures, 10 Years of TEACH Magazine, is exactly what the title describes, a treasure trove of articles written by moms just like you and me who have been there and done that. The wisdom and laughter awaiting you in this precious gem is invaluable.

If you are a wife, homemaker, or homeschooling mom, I don't know how you couldn't enjoy reading these articles. There is so much Godly information gathered into this volume that I couldn't absorb it all at once. After devouring an article or two,  I was compelled to spend time in prayer; or I was crying or had so much to think about that I needed to pause for a few moments before continuing to another article. And laughter? Oh yes, you'll find lots of giggling in these pages too. Where there are parenting articles, there will be smiles and laughter!

The very first article, "His Wheel = His Will" by Lorrie Flem, reminded me that God uses adversity to shape us. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know how timely that article was for me! God knew I needed that article. During another quiet moment, I sat to read "It's Raining, It's Pouring." also written by Lorrie Flem. My 7 year old walked into the room as I finished and asked why I was crying. I never put True Treasures down without feeling genuine encouragement. Don't we all need that? 

There are also snippets that include invaluable tools that we can all use like "Bible Verses to Pray for Your Children" and "Yippee! It's STILL Free!" If you have thought about it or allowed yourself to fret about it, you're likely to find an encouraging point-of-view in True Treasures. I love this book!

True Treasures is a compilation of the best of what TEACH magazine has had to offer its readers over the course of the past decade. It is 104 pages long divided into six chapters:
  1. Jewels that Make the Heart Sparkle
  2. Marriages of Solid Gold
  3. Parenting Pearls: Practical and Priceless
  4. Homemaking That Dazzles Like Diamonds
  5. Homeschooling Nuggets of Wisdom
  6. Godly Living That Glitters
If you're facing a parenting challenging, you'll likely find something in here that will help. Is your marriage struggling? These articles are filled with action-packed advice that will help you to love your husband in a way that will move your marriage in the right direction. Are your children not shining the way you would like? Find encouragement here. 

If you aren't familiar with TEACH,which has recently changed its name to Eternal Encouragement, head over to www.HomemakingWithTEACH.com and see what they have to offer.  Get a copy of True Treasures. You'll be blessed by this site. I promise! You can also see more reviews of this incredible True Treasure on the website dedicated to The Gabby Moms, the newly formed group of homeschooling moms of which I am a part.

The bottom line? If you want to be challenged, encouraged, blessed, filled with laughter and wisdom from the Lord, True Treasures is for you. I can't say enough great things about it (obviously). If you snag a copy, let me know what you think! I am certain you're going to love it!

When you head to Eternal Encouragement site purchase your copy of True Treasures, be sure to use the coupon code "GabbyMom" for $4 off your purchase good through May 31st, 2011! That sweetens this deal quite nicely, doesn't it?

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. 


  1. Great review! Fellow Gabby Mom and new follower. ; )

  2. Yes, it is good to know that we are not alone in this journey and problems.
    Fellow Gabby mom and newest follower

  3. great review. Your first paragraph sums it up. I know I feel that way often!

    fellow gabby mom


  4. Hi Kendra,

    I am delighted to meet you! All my life growing up I played with my baby dall who was named, Kendra, and dreamed of some day having my own, Kendra. Our second daughter is Kiley Kendra Callaway Flem - so I got my Kendra and now I have another, Kendra too! Thanks for being a Gabby Mom!

    Under the Shadow of His Wings,

  5. Thanks for your review, Kendra. Your children are beautiful!
    Jenny in MI
    fellow Gabby Mom

  6. Wow- your blog is looking beautiful! Nice work mama! And what a nice review. I am so glad that you found encouragement from this gem! Just wait until you see what else we have in store for you this year!

    Head Mama