Posted in Book Review

Time for some Small Talk

I have been looking back a bit lately. Reminiscing on all that God has done for me, for my family, in the last few years.  My oldest son likes to go deep. Sometimes his questions and his insight, it just astounds me. Pretty profound for a child. And then I think, as one created in His image, in the likeness of God, why does it surprise us when they understand things that are really so simple. Except that we complicate them.


I was happy to read and review Small Talk by Amy Julia Becker.

This is a must-read for everyone because parent, or aunt, or cousin, friend, or caregiver – we all love and nurture these small ones.  And this book is so encouraging: may we more and more talk with our children, at the same sharing our faith and life; and gaining a greater understanding ourselves of what it is we believe and why.  Historically was this not how so much was passed along from one generation to the next? Small Talk is  Amy Julia Becker’s memoir. A mom to three she shares so many conversations she’s had with her children from birth, disability, faith and grace. What a precious way to teach our children the value of honesty and love.

John 17:23   I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

There is such beauty and transparency as she shares how she responds to her children’s questions; simple ones, hard ones, silly ones .  Isn’t it amazing how beautiful and hard motherhood is? Perhaps the greatest calling and yet one that has so much power within it too. We have to consider, we have to be willing to go deeper, in and of ourselves, to bring train these children up. For Him and His Kingdom.


Sometimes God uses the smallest voices to teach the greatest truths.


It is so important for us to treasure these moments; little ones and big ones. The time goes so quickly. We must cherish the days; we must embrace the opportunities to have that small talk with our children. For there are amazing truths that they hold; there are deep topics like the death of a loved one, a friend moving away, challenges that will come – Let us take the time so that they can be ready to face these things that will surely come their way.



This is a fabulous, inspiring, and refreshing read. Even has a great discussion guide on her website. (I love those myself  hehe)
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Matthew 19:14 (KJV)
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

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I am a God loving and fearing Apostolic Pentecostal - All about Holiness, a tongue Talking Homeschooling Mommy of Two AWESOME little men and two darling little ladies, with a precious one in Jesus arms too. I love to study His word, and the stories and histories that go along with it. Seeking truth at all expense and learning so much as we go along. We are truly blessed to homeschool - blessed that we may school our children for such a small cost. I believe in the power of the name of Jesus and the power of His people when they come together in prayer. Standing firm and speaking out! There is nothing that I seek more than His kingdom and the joys that follow Him! Ultra conservative, growing christian, mommy to two awesome boys, one precious little girl- with a great family and a wonderful life that I am so blessed to have! Living and loving as best I can, with the Lord-Holy Ghost filled and speaking in tongues-WOW!

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