You’re Not the Doctor {Are you a Kingdom Woman?} & a Giveaway!

Friends, I am so thrilled to introduce you to a friend of mine who I just adore! I got to know Chrystal recently at a Leadership Retreat we both attended in Colorado with Sally Clarkson. Chrystal and I connected instantly and stayed up way too late that first night talking non-stop! :)

Chrystal Evans Hurst and Ruth Schwenk (Are you a Kingdom Woman?) ~www.thebettermom.com

Here is a little bit about Chrystal….

IMG_0573Chrystal Hurst is a writer, speaker, and worship leader in addition to serving as the chief executive operating officer in her home as a wife and mother of five. She is a self-proclaimed “geek” and bibliovore, who is actively seeking help for her addiction to Starbucks, sweet tea, and chocolate chip cookies. Chrystal is co-author of the recent release, Kingdom Woman and also blogs regularly at Chrystal’s Chronicles.

Chrystal joins us today as a guest and I know you will just LOVE her!  Chrystal writes:

As I laid my two little ones down to sleep, I knelt down next to the toddler bed and leaned in for a snuggly hug. “Are you going to lay with me?” my 3yo asked me with bright eyes. “No, sweet boy,” I replied. I explained that Mommy had to go get some rest too.

Because, I was so close to him, I could see right up his nose and noticed that it needed cleaning. I grabbed a tissue and proceeded to clean it for him. He promptly proceeded to tell me, “You’re not a doctor, Mommy”…

I stifled my urge to laugh in his face because he was so serious. I said, “No, I’m not a doctor, but I’m a Mommy and I need to clean your nose.” I made my way downstairs thinking how wonderful it is to be a mother and how great it is to be able to catch great moments like that.

I arrived downstairs to find the mess from this morning awaiting me. I sighed…I’m the cleaning lady…

I made my way from the living room to the kitchen… No, I’m the cook…

The refrigerator caught my eye and I noticed the menu for this week. Really…I’m the nutritionist…

Our kitchen island got my attention because the screwdriver was there were I left it earlier. I’m a handi-woman…

I remembered I needed to go get the hammer to hang a few pictures… cuz I’m the interior decorator…

I picked up the massage oil I use when I give my smallest son his daily stretches. No, I’m a therapist…

The shelf sits near to the area where we did school work today. Looks like I’m a teacher…

The schoolwork rested close to the playpen and the other baby paraphernalia…

Oh, I’m a childcare provider…

I glanced at the stack of bills of on my desk. Wait, I’m the financial manager…

The thought crossed my mind that we ought to get our W-2 soon. Even better. I’m the tax lady…

On my way to the laundry room to dump the dirty clothes I realized. Hmmph! I’m a personal shopper…

The laundry room gave way to the bedroom. Aha!…I’m the keeper of the love nest!

Out of the bedroom back into the hallway…

The hallway closet was open and my mouth dropped as I stared at the shelf of medicines, Band-Aids, and supplies. Wow! I AM the doctor!

It’s true that moms wear quite a few hats as they raise their children. In my experience of mothering toddlers, tweens, teens, and a twenty-something, I’ve  learned that the roles of a mom are innumerous and impossible to count or quantify. But I’ve also learned that when we mother out of the strength, power, and joy available to us in our relationship with Jesus, we can do everything He has called us to do for our families.

Chrystal, Chrystal’s Chronicles

Are you a Kingdom Woman? {giveaway} ~www.thebettermom.com (NOT a bad link)

We are SOOOO excited to share with you Chrystal’s just-released book Kingdom Woman!!

A kingdom woman gives the devil as much reason to fear as a kingdom man. She lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called.

In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and to have hope. The authors bring insight that encourages women to correct distorted perceptions and understand who they really are in Christ—never settling for less when connected with the One who gives them hope. All believers are covered by God’s covenant with Abraham. Evans and Hurst want women to know these rights and confidently claim and live by them. The new covenant offers more than a life of mediocrity. A kingdom woman is called and empowered to live a life of victory through Christ!

We have three copies of the book Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Hurst and her dad Tony Evans to give away!!  To enter join the Rafflecopter below.

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Comments

  1. Katrina says

    I read Kingdom Man (even though I’m not a man, lol!) and it was VERY good. Looking forward to reading this one!

  2. Laura Adams says

    Great post and a book that’s on my to-read list! Also, I love her title of “Chief Executive Operating Officer.” THAT is a title for moms!

  3. Inez Foreman says

    I got me with the title Kingdom Woman.
    Please pick me I can wait to start reading it.
    God Bless,
    Inez

  4. Christa says

    Awesome!! Thanks for bringing such wonderful women of Christ to our attention!! :-) This is great – thank you!!

  5. Amy miller says

    I have three littles, we are only halfway through summer, and the dog just threw up on my bed while we were still in it this morning. I need a little something to remind me of who I am in Christ and to remember I chose this stage I am in!

    • Chrystal says

      Yes you do. Wow. We all have moments that are something like that. Glad I could help a little. Hope your day got better :)

  6. Rachel Greenhood Jernas says

    I heard your interview on Focus on the Family last night and so appreciated what you said regarding submission! :)

  7. Maryann says

    I think sometimes it would be easier to the major over a group of troops than it would be to do all that needs to be done as mom/teacher/doctor/tax lady etc. :)

  8. Heather says

    Awesome, even if I don’t win this book (which of course I hope I do.. ) I might go ahead and purchase it!

  9. Jennifer Wilkinson says

    Wow!! i have never thought of it like that, but yes we as mothers have sooooooooooo many hats! And I love it! :)

  10. Sandy W in Ohio says

    So excited to see this book come out! Looking forward to reading it and sharing it with friends!

  11. Amy Fiedler says

    My husband just did the Kingdom Man study at church this spring and really enjoyed it. I would love to read Kingdom Woman!

  12. Rita says

    This is awesome. I have been listening to this father/daughter duo on the radio this week. This book looks great.

  13. Lori says

    Thank you, Chrystal for the reminder to rely on God for my strength, joy etc. I haven’t been seeing my daily duties as a ministry God has called me to. Thank you and I hope your book has a great impact for God’s glory!

  14. Monica says

    Truly enjoyed this post! Chrystal’s book sounds like one I’d like to get my hands on. Looking forward to reading it one way or another!

  15. Tamara says

    Enjoyed this article … I’ve been struggling with the “constant” of my many roles, but I must keep my focus on God and let Him work through me. I would like to read this book!

  16. April says

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway. If I win I’ll share the book when I’m finished!

  17. Kara says

    Wow! Your AHA moment is very helpful for me right now as I try to embrace having a better attitude with all I am juggling as a mom of young children.

  18. kellykigginslundgodswritergirl says

    Ruth, This is a very timely post. Thank you for sharing this important message on you blog, sweet sister. Many blessings to you as you continue to serve Him!

  19. Rebecca R says

    We moms indeed wear many hats! But you had a very unique way of expressing yourself in this blog post. Loved it!

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