We Embrace Wisdom. Spiritual Maturity. Humility - Rachel Toalson

We Embrace Wisdom. Spiritual Maturity. Humility

By Rachel Toalson

  • Release Date: 2016-04-25
  • Genre: Parenting


It’s not so much a pursuit. It’s a recognition.

Wisdom, spiritual maturity and humility are not so much pursuits we make with our lives as they are a recognition that clicks into place: we already have wisdom, spiritual maturity and humility inside of us. We just have to uncover it.

The world does a competent job of veiling our wisdom, spiritual maturity and humility, though, so how does one go about uncovering it? In We Embrace Wisdom. Spiritual Maturity. Humility, Rachel leads her readers through her most private journals, working out for herself how one goes about uncovering wisdom and spiritual maturity and humility. With essays about failed expectations, overcoming victim mentality and the pride that comes before a hard fall, this first episode in the Family on Purpose series promises its readers great hope and encouragement.

Through Rachel’s candor and insight, you will learn:

    •    What a Family Sabbath can teach us about spiritual maturity
    •    The wisdom that lies in knowing (and accepting) who we and our children were made to be
    •    The power of letting ourselves fail
    •    How the messes children make become memories
    •    What admitting our mistakes can show us about humility and wisdom

and much more.

As the mother of six young boys, Rachel understands what it’s like to feel alone in her world. That’s why she opens up her journals, and, essentially, her family life to the eyes of her readers in ways that let them stand in unashamed solidarity and whisper, “me too.” Because there is wisdom and hope in authenticity.

We Embrace Wisdom. Spiritual Maturity. Humility is the first spiritual journal on intentional living in the Family on Purpose series, which spans the year Rachel and her family spent living out their family values. She wrote their process into twelve diaries that sat on her bookshelf for a couple of years before she realized they would be useful for other people. Values take intentional practice, and her family practiced for a year, and she had proof of their victories and failures. Because she knows the value of authenticity, Rachel knew she had to share what it’s like to live with kids and raise them God’s way and parent with love and compassion and, in every circumstances, teach them emotional intelligence. Part memoir, part diary, part spiritual devotional and part research collection, the Family on Purpose series will teach and guide and, most of all, encourage.

“Family on Purpose is the most vulnerable and honest preparation for parents-to-be. I've learned more from Rachel's stories than from any other.”
-Wouter ter Keurs, parent & journalist

“As a mother, I appreciated reading about some of the feelings that Rachel had on some of the more frustrating days, because it makes me feel not alone. I also loved when she highlighted ways in which practicing their family values brought light to their lives. It has helped me look at situations in a different light with my own kids and what they might be thinking.”
-Sarah Drake, parent & artist