Tuesday, March 20, 2018

936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting by Eryn Lynum

35086274936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional ParentingMake the Most of Your Time with Your Children

On the day of their baby dedication, Eryn and her husband were given a jar of 936 pennies. The jar contained a penny for every week they would raise their child until graduation, and they were instructed to remove one penny each Sunday as a reminder, placing it into another jar as an investment.

At some point every parent realizes time is moving swiftly, and they ask themselves, How am I investing in my child? Through personal stories and biblical examples, 936 Pennies will help you discover how to capture time and use it to its fullest potential, replacing guilt and regrets with freedom. Meanwhile, your kids will see how simple choices, like putting the cell phone down and going on a family hike, will make all the difference. Together you will stretch time and make it richer.

Craft a family legacy in tune with God's heartbeat as you capture a new vision for your children and learn the best ways to spend your pennies.

My Thoughts:
First, let me say I just love the idea of handing someone a jar of 936 pennies the day their child is being dedicated. I have never heard this idea in my life until I read Eryn's book. I thought it was just the neatest thing. I am not a parent myself, but I have hope that I will be someday, but this book was incredible.
This book is a wonderful reminder that investing and being intentional with your children truly matters. This book is filled with personal experiences, struggles, humor, grace and encouragement from Eryn. She writes with pose and humbleness, which I greatly admire. I love that I have this book now before children, because it is a gift to me, to remind not to be wreckless with my pennies, but to create days that having meaning, which will create a lifetime of meaning. 
This is a perfect gift for that mom to be, for a parenting group, a Bible study or even as a conversation starter at a MOPs group. I give this book 5/5 stars. 

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