Link to Hello Darling on your blog!

<a href="http://www.mops.org/mom" title="Hello, Darling"><img src="http://www.mops.org/images/blog-share.jpg" alt="MOPS International blog" /></a>

Thanks for subscribing!

Get ready for a weekly digest of great stuff from our site!

Don't worry, if you get tired of us you can unsubscribe any time from your email preferences.

Whoops, we couldn't subscribe you

We have to know your email to subscribe you, so check that you're logged in or enter it in the box below.

If you don't have account yet, it is super easy to make one!

Whoops, we didn't quite catch that.

We don't allow anonymous comments, so check that you're logged in.

If you don't have account yet, it is super easy to make one!

The Artist's Daughter Book Club: Week One

by Alex

we love

July 9, 2013

Hello, Darling...
Welcome friends to the July Book Club for MOPS International.

We're kicking off the MOPS International 2013-14 theme, A Beautiful Mess, Embrace Your Story, by reading together the new theme book The Artist’s Daughter: A Memoir.

This book club is a make-it-what-you-need-it-to-be kind of club. You can watch the videos that will be posted the next four weeks and discuss them right here on the new MOPS blog Hello, Darling. Or you can use the videos to get conversation going with your real life friends as you sit and chat face to face. The videos are meant to accompany your reading of the book and offer just a few minutes of insight from me to spur some more thoughts in YOU.

The remaining Tuesdays in July we will be posting a new video right here on Hello, Darling and I will be responding to comments and questions all day. But don’t worry, if you have a camping trip, work schedule or swimming lessons that keep you away on Tuesdays, you can comment any time and keep the conversation going.

Week 1: July 9, Sections 1-2
Week 2: July 16, Sections 3-4
Week 3: July 23, Sections 5-7
Week 4: July 30, Sections 8-11

Before the thought even crosses your mind that you can’t participate, you’re too late in the game, because you don’t even have the book yet, we’ve got big news for you! MOPS has arranged with our publisher Revell for special pricing on all forms of e-books starting right now! This won’t last long (only 10 days to be exact), but you can buy The Artist’s Daughter for 40% off and start reading on your e-reader in only two minutes. Kindle? Yes. Nook? Absolutely. You really can do this and check the “Be in a book club” task off of your summer to-do list. Besides, we will all miss out on your insights if you don’t.

So here we go friends…

Week One: How My Past Shapes Who I Am Today

There is no question where we’ve been – the things that have happened to us and because of us – shape who we are today. They impact our understanding of the world and our place in it. I also understand that my story has had some unique elements that probably don’t reflect yours. But some universal feelings and questions are mixed up in there too.

Our quest to understand Am I lovable? and Am I loved? supersede our individual circumstances. These are universal questions that we all ask. Maybe not outright, but deep in our spirits we are looking for confirmation that yes, we are not only lovable, we are loved.

How we answer those questions in the early years can often set patterns for relationships down the road. Things like forgiveness, performance, handling unmet expectations, are rooted in our identities. And our identities are rooted in these fundamental questions.

                     

 And if you’re looking for more questions for these two sections of the book simply look in the back under Questions for Reflection or download a study guide. Use them for personal time, writing down your thoughts, thinking and praying through what comes out for you. Or post them here in the comments section if you want to move the conversation in a certain direction. And of course use them with your face-to-face friends while you process where you’ve been and how you’ve been shaped.

So here we are, let’s get the conversation going…

What has uniquely shaped your answer to the questions Am I lovable? Am I loved?

Join the discussion for your chance to win a signed copy of The Artist's Daughter PLUS two additional signed copies for your friends! Winner announced Monday, July 15.

 

Share your thoughts

This site and the resources you provide is really nice keep it up. <a href="http://www.thecasesolutions.com/exel-plc-supply-chain-management-at-haus-mart-9764">EXEL PLC Supply Chain Management at Haus Mart Case Solution</a>

Reply

Thanks for all your information, Website is very nice and informative content. http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-thane/ http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-navimumbai/ http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-ghaziabad/ http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-faridabad/

Reply

This article is really fantastic and thanks for sharing the valuable post. http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/ http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore/ http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon/ http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-pune/

Reply

Thanks for post this helpful post - Please visit for More information about - http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad/ http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai/ http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-chennai/ http://www.expert5th.in/packers-and-movers-noida/

Reply

Everyone are interested to write about these http://www.queensland-assignment.com books in this article. These are all using to create best educational reviews and online assignment services. So, I am very happy to write about this kind of online assignment services.

Reply

Realizing the many kinds of automobile insurance will allow you to find the automobile insurance exposure you will need at an amount you are able to afford thereby enabling you to legally drive inside the state an individual currently have a home in. Although while using the outlay or perhaps price to your next automobile insurance document might be a good commence whist comparing automobile insurance exposure providers it definitely shouldn't the sole factor utilized to determine which company to obtain your following auto report from as soon as you actually decide to produce a purchase. http://www.noworriesluxuryauto.net/

Reply

Global law has brought centuries to be able to evolve yet could effortlessly fall sufferer to strength if reason will not evolve the journey with all the changed situations. It is very important for internationalists to know the outcome of "change" released by growing subjects regarding international legislation. Responses who have familiarity together with reality would certainly avoid misconstruing the particular purposes regarding international legislation. http://www.healthfreedomlaw.net/

Reply

When speaking about society legislation control society and in addition helps guard human's proper and feels. In several cases laws may help solve circumstance and uncertainty. When there is certainly law folks must possibly obey by it and may help citizen be in handle. Law aid place the proper justices have been and if it is needed in the community. http://www.bdlawyer.net/

Reply

Legislation is section of our everyday lives whether or not is private or enterprise therefore you will need to understand the particular role as well as the function than it. Law will be everywhere at the job, when we have been driving, school and another things we all do in the daytime. Without realizing it, everything we all do requires law and also every selection we make for some reason or one more law will be involved. In this kind of paper I am discussing just what law represents and what sort of laws and also role play within my present walk. http://www.fluetlaw.net/

Reply

Flights become quite typical around the globe and is probably the luxurious forms of transportationwhich a lot of people prefers to decide on. We arrive at find there are numerous incidents occurred like oxygen crashes and just about still the particular demand for this sort of travelling by no means changed. Especially in United states of america the requirement for oxygen travelling is at the top level. Here in flights the security precautions are high in comparison to road or perhaps ea transport which explains why the incidents that takes place with oxygen travels are usually veryless when comparing road or perhaps ea traveller. http://www.travelsouthwest.org/

Reply

Once we talk concerning travelling then there are numerous modes regarding transportation designed for us just like water carry, road carry, air transport and more. However the expense of transportation varies dependant on the type you choose. Travelers choose the sort of transportation dependant on their desperation of venturing and economic positions. When comparing all oxygen transportation isthe speediest mode regarding travelling and the expense of air ticket can be expensive in comparison to other forms of transportation. http://www.allsportstravel.net/

Reply

Most students will likely be obtaining any restricted finances, to ensure that they can most likely be searching regarding inexpensive or perhaps low-listed holiday seasons. Which will be wherever just how old you might be and Pupil standing can easily arrives inside beneficial. When you have students card for your college or perhaps school, learn when it allows for you to be able to undoubtedly any type of advantages. Some Pupil cards provides students lower price prices about trains and also buses, although some can permit students to have certain gives at eateries too since on holiday accommodation. http://www.trentinotravel.net/

Reply

Life has many bitter truth which we can't ignore. It is author's art about how h/she reflects people point with himself. While talking http://www.writingbunch.co.uk/ they gave me reference of this book

Reply

I don't have that warm and fuzzy foundation from childhood. I would say my grandmother has been my #1 supporter and has made me feel like I am the most important person in her life. So, between her love and my wanting a better life for my sons, has led me to educate myself to try to provide a better life for them.

Reply

Personally the "thing" that has uniquely shaped my answer to the questions "Am I lovable" and "Am I loved," were being an only child and moving a lot while I was little. I wanted both of my parents to be proud of me and like Alex one of the things I could control was my achievements. It didn't matter if it was good grades, trying my best in sports, being very friendly and respectful to my friends parents. The thing I could not control was moving. I would generally try my best to make new friends, but in 6th grade I had just had enough. I thought we were just going to move again in a year anyways so why bother. By the time I realized we might be here to stay for a while it was almost too late to make good friends, because I had pushed them away. I also started having the typical teenage strife with my mother. But through it all my parents still were proud of my achievements and supported me. I knew they were proud and loved me through anything that meant a lot.

Reply

My dad of course played a huge role in the formation of my feelings of worthiness. We had many ups and downs but through it all I knew that he fiercely loved me and one one very memorable occasion he protected me from a terrible boyfriend. He died 16 years ago but I thankfully have several letters from him telling me how much he loved me. I am so thankful for my dad. Maybe that is why faith comes naturally to me. The idea that I have a father in heaven is familiar and comforting to me.

Reply

I am completely drawn into your story. It takes a lot of courage to be so candid and share so much of your inner thoughts and feelings with us. Thank you for your boldness. I grew up in a loving Christian family, and I am first born in my birth order. My mother was also a first born daughter, so we clashed often about little things. She is a bit of an artist and a perfectionist, so much of my childhood and early adulthood I felt like she was trying to improve me. I knew she loved me becaus

Reply Remove

Am I loveable? I would like to think so. I think most of the time I am a people pleaser and when I don't please people I worry they don't love me, so I go out of my way to make sure everyone around me is happy and sometimes it make me forget about myself and my own needs. Instead of accepting someones love, I feel I have to earn their love. And I am not quit sure where I learned this or why I am like this. Am I loved? I have always known I was loved from my family growing up, but they are no

Reply

My story (and I'm sure many of our stories) is actually very similar to The Artist's Daughter. We went through the random and very awkward phone calls, the visits that were few and far between, and then finally there was nothing. As the oldest of three kids, I felt the weight of responsibility for facilitating any contact with my father and the crushing guilt when it didn't work out. Back then? My answers at the ripe old age of 11 were pretty different than they are today. I didn't feel ver

Reply

My family was not perfect {and I know that I am FAR from perfect!}, but my parents did a wonderful job telling me and showing me that I was loved and worthy of love while I was growing up. I cannot even pinpoint any specific examples of how they did this, it was just a part of everything my family did. I have never questioned if I am lovable - I just know I am because that's what I was taught. Of course there are times when I have struggled to fit in or feel "good enough," but I have always felt

Reply