Tuesday, August 21, 2012


The PRE-ORDER special is going on for 31 Nuggets of Hope!  Check it out over at the 31 Nuggets website.

If you know of an adoptive or fostering mom, this would make an incredibly encouraging gift!  If you ARE that momma - there is MUCH HOPE waiting for you to be discovered!

Thanks to Jen at Ps 139 Photography for the BEAUTIFUL work on the cover.

Here are some things folks are saying about 31 Nuggets:

"As tender as it is insightful, Nuggets ultimately draws us to drink deep from the one wellspring that will never run dry:  the perseverant, self-giving God who first loved us."
     Jedd Medefind, President, Christian Alliance for Orphans

“The unique experiences that come with adoption like rejection, waiting, fear, and doubt should only be addressed with God's beautiful truth. Shelly has done this for you.  She's matched your emotions with the truth that can empower you. If you're an adoptive mom, you need this book.”
     Jill SavageFounder of Hearts at Home, author of Real Moms...Real Jesus, adoptive mom

"Wow!  31 Nuggets is a gospel centered treasure trove for adoptive and foster moms!  An infusion of encouragement that will reach deeply into the places where you most need strength, joy, healing & hope! Husbands - Your wives will be so abundantly blessed by this devotional that you'll find it overflowing generously to your whole family."
     Andy Lehman, Vice President of Lifesong for Orphans

“There is something moving in the heart of Father God for us adoptive mothers, and Shelly Roberts is one who has caught some of this great outpouring of His love. I believe as you read 31 Nuggets of Hope, you will hear God's voice speaking to you, full of encouragement, hope and true expressions of His love for you, His beloved. When you get to Day 31, be ready to turn back to Day 1 and start again-- you won't be able to help yourself!”
     Beth Templeton, Hope at Home

“Shelly Roberts' passion for adoptive families and moms is contagious! Her energy spills over into 31 Nuggets of Hope and provides daily scripture, wisdom, real life experience, and questions to ponder from someone who has been there. I am so thankful for this much needed resource that provides encouragement for moms -- and dads -- as they recharge and continue to nurture, love and pour the Gospel into their children!”
     Dwain Gullion, President of ABBA Fund

"Shelly Roberts 31 Nuggets of Hope is designed to be used as a devotional, but I couldn't put it down. As an adoptive mom myself, I identified with each nugget presented. Thank you, Shelly, for such treasure!"
     Kim de Blecourt, author of "Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother's Courage, a Race to Freedom"

"Finally! Shelly takes the difficult TRUTH in our trials as (often times) wounded mothers parenting the wounded fatherless, and applies JESUS. The TRUTH is always soothing balm to our hearts and souls. In every instance, we can triumph over tragedy and love over loss. These “nuggets” of HOPE…remind us that we are not the first to walk this road, and we are never alone. We are consistently prompted to remember that we can’t depend on our own strength, but His strength is endless. The TRUTH remains that our children, no matter how we get them, are truly a gift of God."
     Carolyn Twietmeyer, Founder/Executive Director Project HOPEFUL, NFP

"In our ministry, we've found that moms often face unique challenges when caring for the fatherless. Many even struggle with guilt as they process these physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. Shelly Roberts has provided a great resource that gives moms Biblical encouragement and hope. I recommend it to families who have joyfully decided to follow the Lord in orphan ministry."
     Dr. Daniel Bennett, pastor and author o “A Passion for the Fatherless”

As an adoption professional for over 22 years, I have read many books on adoption and this devotional has to be one of the best I have come across.  It brings moms back to God’s word when they are facing the daily struggles (as well as the triumphs) of being the parent of a child(ren) who did not begin their life with you.  Throughout the devotional, Shelly gives us a gift by allowing us a personal glimpse into her thoughts and feelings during her adoption journey, which I am sure will be an encouragement to all moms going through this journey too.”
     J. Scott Brown, Executive Vice President – The Gladney Center for Adoption

"Every adoptive mom or mom-to-be needs these '31 Nuggets of Hope' on her journey. We must never forget that we are not alone in this. Not only does Christ stand with us, but so does a community of women experiencing the same things."
     Julie Gumm, author of "Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption"

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