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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2017
What happens when you ask God, "What do you want me to do today?"
This is not a success story.
And its not one of those stories that has a beginning, a middle, and then a perfectly tidy hind end either. Its really just a beginning.
For thirty days Kendra Broekhuis prayed "to maintain the joy of being wife and mommy amid the daily grind. To see the world through Gods eyes. To live intentionally. To build relationships and share Christs love with our neighbors. To learn what it really means to give. To collide motherhood with mission."
This became her motto, her credo, her personal mission statement.
Some days it led to actions the Lord gently nudged her to take. Other days it led to reflections the Lord gently whispered into her heart. Every day it led to a single word, one underlying theme that ties all thirty days all thirty chapters and their wide variety of topics together: giving.
These thirty days found Kendra and her husband and daughter in a strange time of transition. They had just moved back to the United States after teaching for three years in the beautiful country of Guatemala. They were in a new city, working a new job, living in a new apartment building, in search of a new church. And they wanted to put it all together: all of their experiences, all of the things they had just seen and learned and read and discussed. It wasnt a clean slate but rather a chance to live intentionally.
When Kendra and her husband sought advice about the transition from fellow missionary friends, the advice was, "Get to know your neighbors."
It might sound like strange advice, but it made sense. Jesus tells us to "Love God and love your neighbor." Many times the word neighbor is meant to be vague, but it shouldnt always be. Part of being mission-minded, no matter where you live or work, is being willing to love the people closest to you, people we often overlook. Kendras neighborsas in the people who live in the other eleven apartments in her buildingare whom she often found the Lords generosity overflowing to and from during these thirty days.
Kendra Broekhuis and her husband, Collin, married and moved to Guatemala to teach at a Christian school after Kendra graduated from college in 2011. Currently residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she is mother to Jocelyn. Kendra now desires to be an encourager to all women honest enough to admit their struggles and celebrate their greatest joys in raising Christs littlest disciples. Visit Kendra's Blog: http://www.kendrabroekhuis.com/blog.