Covering my angst with the soothing wisdom from my mother's prayer journals

In My Mother’s Words


When I wrote In My Mother’s Words, I wanted to share Mother’s wisdom with Stacy and Holly.  As this journey has progressed, I’ve learned more about her impact on so many people as she lived her life of faith.  Our family’s faith stories in the book are also resonating with others as they read and remember what He has done in their own lives.

Today as I checked my author page, I was blessed to read this newest book review as it appears on Amazon. I’m sharing it with you and hope you will read and enjoy In My Mother’s Words.

This is a beautiful book! It tells the author’s story from a blog she started that grew into this book, which came from the author’s mother’s prayer journals left to her daughter. It is an easy read, because once you start it, you do not want to put it down. It is filled with so many “pearls of wisdom”; I would have loved to have known Mary’s mother. She really lived and breathed her faith, and left such a presence and an example of Christian living behind to so many.

 One of my favorite stories in the book, because of the perspective Mary puts on it, is when Christa McAuliffe was aboard the space shuttle in 1986. Mary was watching in the teacher’s lounge, just as I remember so vividly where I was watching. She talked about how she and the school librarian were crying. She goes on to describe how the country was stunned, “her family and friends devastated, but twenty-five years later her memory is alive in her hometown” as well as the other crew members.

She goes on, “Though most of us will not reach our full potential, Christa came closer than most. My journal entry reminded me that life is too short to waste a minute.” I hope you won’t miss this beautiful tribute, and great bedside book!


Author: marymcleary

Grateful for so many things, especially the peace He gives and the opportunity to tell it to my kids, grandkids and anyone else who wants to listen. Many read my first book In My Mother's Words, and I have recently published my second book, Heart Whispers from the Old Testament. Both are the result of the prayer journals my mother gifted me her last Christmas. Those journals were full of the wisdom of a Faith Walker and had to be shared.

3 thoughts on “In My Mother’s Words

  1. Great tribute to your mom and you! I think I know what happened to my copy. I think after I ordered it they sent it to my wife’s computer and she probably didn’t know what it was and deleted it. I just now figured it out after I got another book that never seemed to arrive either. I’ll get another one. I wish it was in paper! I’m old fashioned like that. Good for you, Mary. You are blessed!


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