MEGAN LA FOLLETT grew up in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where she explored her first beloved sanctuary from the back of a pony named Silver. As a married graduate student, she became a working mother to a golden-haired and strong-willed daughter. With the birth of a second child, she chose to stay at home. Two years later, another son joined the family and she began to work from home as an editor and writer. Following the birth of a third son, she joined the team at Ascending Leaders, a Christian nonprofit, as the communications lead. Her life is built on her passion for story and finding her place in the greatest story of all.
For Modern Day Moms
“One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.”
-Brother Lawrence, the 6th letter concerning the practice of the presence of God.-
Brother Lawrence is well-known for his letters and interviews concerning the practice of the presence of God in the midst of mundane, tedious tasks. But he was a 17th century Carmelite monk in Paris—could his insights apply to the unique challenges of modern motherhood? His daily experience as a lay brother in a monastery is as far removed from the reality of diapers and juggling school schedules as can likely be imagined, yet his words have inspired generations of believers to examine how and when they experience God’s presence.
This new translation of his letters from the original French includes companion letters from the perspective of a modern-day mom, searching for sanctuary in the midst of everyday life. Through this discourse and the accompanying journaling questions, you’ll find encouragement and authenticity about trying to live out a vibrant faith in the chaos of raising children in a fast-paced world.
Be challenged to seek His presence, not only in the laundry room and the midnight nursing sessions, but in every breathing moment.