Uplifting Devotionals for Parents: #1 on Amazon and receiving great reviews

Uplifting Devotionals for Parents #1 on Amazon Hot New Releases

Thank you to everyone who has purchased my newest release, Uplifting Devotionals for Parents. You helped me hit #1 on the Amazon Hot New Releases list! Uplifting Devotionals for Parents also made the Amazon Bestseller list for devotionals in both the e-book (#7) and book (#33) categories. Here are some reviews for the e-book:

“To me, Ruth Snyder’s Uplifting Devotionals for Parents is something new in the way of devotionals – a mixture of autobiography and sheer good sense, tied in with appropriate quotations from Scripture. Ruth Snyder looks at her own life, recognizes her needs, understands that others have the same needs and shares the wisdom she has discovered in the Bible.
Particular takeaways:
• We should share our journey with other woman who will be brutally honest with us,
• Quiet time is important – nurturing our own walk equips us to nurture our children.
She writes with a light touch and a lot of humour about the chaos that reigns in her household. I enjoyed learning about the hectic, beautiful, spirit-filled life of this kind and loving woman of God.” (Bobbie Cole)
“Ruth Snyder writes of life with kids in a clear and conversational tone that is a pleasure to read. Her thoughts are sure to draw parents closer to God as they relate to her day-to-day experiences and ponder how she copes. Parenting isn’t easy. These stories will help.” (Marcia Laycock)
“Though it’s very short, there are many rich, life-changing lessons packed into “Uplifting Devotionals …” The author shares from personal experience and yet, the lessons are important for all Christian parents. I would love to have had these devotionals when my children were growing up. My #1 “complaint” is that this work too short. I would love to see an expanded version. It may be a quick read, but the lessons – if learned and applied – will last a lifetime.” (Steph Beth)
“If you think you’re the only parent whose kids …… you’ll want to read Ruth Snyder’s Uplifting Devotionals for Parents. Her honesty and humour in dealing with a rowdy, dynamic, and very normal family brings God’s love into perspective in a gentle, accepting, and most of all, believable way. Parents, grandparents, and anyone who knows anyone raising kids will enjoy this short, but, yes, uplifting book.” (Bobbi)
“I could not stop reading until I read the whole thing. I enjoyed very much reading it, because it brought back memories for me when my children were growing up. We had five children and many foster children.
You become very vulnerable when you have special needs children  and it was good to read how you are dealing with some of the situations. There is a need for instructions to parents of children who have special needs.” (Addy Oberlin)
You can purchase your copy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com. If you prefer to hold a paperback in your hands, be patient – Uplifting Devotionals for Parents will be released in paperback format along with devotionals from four fellow Canadian authors soon.

New Release: Uplifting Devotionals for Parents

Uplifting Devotionals for Parents Cover

I’m happy to announce that Uplifting Devotionals for Parents is now available as an e-book. Have you ever wanted to resign from parenting? The responsibility is overwhelming some days. Thankfully, we don’t have to parent in our own strength. God walks with us each day, strengthening us, guiding us, and giving us wisdom – if we ask. As you’ll see in these readings, I’m still learning. My prayer is that God will use these devotionals to provide encouragement, help, and joy in your parenting journey.

Here are a few snippets:

  • Some of life’s greatest lessons are taught not by what happens but by how I respond in messy situations.Nurturing walk with God
  • People who parent children with special needs perform a delicate dance each day, taking into account the individual needs of each child while also making sure necessary tasks are accomplished.
  • I need to nurture my own walk with God in order to effectively teach my children to do the same.
  • When we accept God’s free gift of salvation, He provides His presence every day, an eternal home in heaven, perfect love, incredible hope, an advocate, an inheritance out of this world, and an amazing family.
  • When life is tough and parenting is a struggle, we need to choose to love anyway.
  • My top priority as a parent is teaching my children about God and preparing the soil of their hearts to have a personal relationship with Him.
  • Christmas is not about chocolate, or presents, or trees, or anything else. It’s about the King, Jesus Christ.

If you would like free graphics of the above quotes to enjoy personally or share on social media, please send me an email with “Devotional graphics” in the subject line.

Purchase in Canada: Amazon.ca

Purchase in the U.S.A.: Amazon.com

Uplifting Devotional Cover

If you prefer paperback, these devotionals will be included in a devotional bundle written by fellow Canadian authors: Murray Pura, Tracy Krauss, Marcia Lee Laycock, Janice L. Dick, and me. This book is scheduled to be released in the near future.

5 Minute Friday Post – Dare

“Dare to be a Daniel”

“Dare to be different”

“Dare to stand up for what you believe”

“I dare you.”

“How dare you?”

Dare involves some sort of challenge. Risk. Change. Uncertainty.

But with the possibility of fame, big or small. A chance to stand out. To be a leader.

Some dares are public. Like walking across Niagara Falls on a tightrope, pushing a wheelbarrow. Or taking a dare from people who call themselves friends, but really just want to get you in trouble. Or taking a stand for what you believe, even if you know it’s not popular. Like Daniel, who decided he was going to follow God and not eat the fancy food the king was serving. Daniel, who was basically a slave, a captive in a foreign land. Dared. Will I?

5 Minute Friday is a weekly challenge for bloggers to write for (you guessed it) 5 minutes on a given word. No editing. No deleting (it’s HARD!). If you would like to join me and other amazing 5 minute free writing friends, please visit Kate’s blog and linkup!


Uplifting Devotionals – One of my current projects

Charles Reade quote

One of my current projects is collaborating with some other Canadian authors to produce a devotional book. The Uplifting Devotional series is being published by Helping Hands Press. Each month a new devotional is being released. My part in the project is to submit 10 devotionals, each 500 words in length. I’ve decided my theme for these devotionals will be what God has and is teaching me through parenting. Here’s the “seed” thought for one of the devotionals I’m planning to submit:

Just Like Mom

Our eighteen-month-old daughter has a new habit. She plants her chubby little feet, gazes directly at her object of wrath, and wags her finger up and down as she stridently scolds, “No, no, no, no, no!” Hmmm . . . I wonder where she learned that from? As parents we need to be very careful what we model for our children. They are watching and learning, whether we realize it or not.

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:21 NIV

If I want to lead my daughter in the right way, I need to follow in Jesus’ steps. Then I will be able to rejoice when my child does something, just like Mom.

What about you? Are your children following in your footsteps? Do you have any stories to share? I’d love to hear from you.