Prayers for a Mom’s Heart
Fellow MOMS – living your kid-raising stories alongside mine – I can’t wait to share this book with you! It’s currently in the print process and should be on shelves within the next three months or so!
WALKING IN GRACE: 366 inspirational devotions for an abundant life in Christ
(©2017, Christian Art Publishers)
Get all the devotionals for JANUARY right here, for FREE.
(Afrikaans edition: JANUARIE van Omvou Deur Genade)
World changer? Please please please grab a copy of
DRAGONS AND DIRT: The truth about changing the world – and the courage it requires
(©2014). Foreword by Lisa-Jo Baker.
I support Botshabelo’s Preschool Teacher Training Programme in Olievenhoutbosch and other under-resourced communities in Gauteng, with part of the proceeds from book sales. Because, we can change the world.
Get Dragons and Dirt from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or selected book stores in Pretoria and Cape Town. If you’re in SA: it’s quickest, easiest and cheapest to order by emailing me directly on dalene(dot)reyburn(at)gmail(dot)com
Here’s the blurb:
We can change the world.
There are God-dreams stitched into our DNA. He’s given us each a slice of history to live free – full of wonder – for his glory.
So what stops us?
What stops us from earning our numbered days, living on purpose and being the revolution?
In Dragons and Dirt, Dalene Reyburn battles the external life pressures that punch our dreams in the gut, and the internal heart entanglements that keep our capacity for good buried deep. Because when life happens, things break on the outside and things break on the inside, and what we do with that determines the fullness of our lives. We can look back with regret and look forward with fear and live a mediocre present. Or we can recognize that we have space and scope to leave the planet better than we found it.
This book is a reminder that when we brave the dragons that breathe fire at the borders of our influence, and when we dare to be honest about the dirt we hide in our hearts, we can get busy living.
We might even change the world.
I’m part of TheWordSpace – a team of writers who post short daily devotionals to the smartphones of about 10 000 teenagers and young adults.
I’ve contributed to (in)courage, ForEveryMom, Beauty for Ashes, Katie Reid, Scripture Union magazine, brettFISH and various poetry anthologies and online devotionals. This is me in Atlanta with some of the Joy Of It team – a non-profit based in Portland, OR. I blog for them regularly.
For two and a half years I blogged here to survive.
Our eldest son, Cameron, was born with dense bilateral congenital cataracts and microphthalmia. I wrote about surgery and visual therapy. Setbacks and grace. Fear and hope. It was an incredible way to connect with other parents of VI kids. And it’s an archive of how we learned the terrifying joy of watching your heart walking around in someone else’s body.
For three and a bit years I blogged here to revel.
I hunted for God-glory in the marvel and the mess of raising little men. I wrote about motherhood and marriage. Cuteness and courage. There’s some poetry. And tons of love letters to my boys about life. All things magnificent – heart-breaking – real. All things worth celebrating.
Flight to Fabuland
(©2007, Phakela Press)
In 2007, the lovely Sheryl Wise and I co-authored this children’s novel.
Here’s the blurb:
Something marvellingerous is about to happen.
Big Ed and Big Art have been looking for adventure, but they certainly weren’t expecting this. It’s the Christmas holidays, and when Professor Zoododge agrees to lend them his pet helidonk, they set out on a quest of epic proportions. They go from the Himalayas to Monte Carlo, across the globe and in between, all on a mission to reach the legendary Fabuland – where people trade in tea and where anybody can be fabulous.
Unfortunately, the Two Bigs are not the only ones who want to get to Fabuland. A fiendishly evil, annoyingly mysterious and most unfabulous somebody is hot on their trail, trying to trip up their every move…
If you haven’t read Flight to Fabuland, you totally should! Order over here.