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This week on Living Inspired I’ll be chatting with Kim de Blecourt and the second half of the show I’ll chat with Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker! Kim de Blecourt is author of a different kind of love story. In Until We All Come Home (FaithWords 2012) tells of Kim’s harrowing story of her year-long battle to bring home to son she refused to leave behind. Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker have co-authored Hope for the Weary Mom (2012) a guide for mom’s who are simply weary, tired, and ready to throw in the towel.
Sign up below for your chance to win a copy of Until We All Come Home or Hope for the Weary Mom. Winner announced Friday, March 29th (Giveaway open to US only).
More about Kim de Blecourt: Kim de Blecourt is a media veteran, experienced writer and speaker, and expert on international adoption. Kim leads a ministry called Nourished Hearts to encourage, inspire, and create community around those who are adopting/have adopted, provide foster care and/or work in orphan care internationally. Kim and her husband, Jahn, have been married for fifteen years and are the parents of two children, Jacey and Jake. They reside in Michigan.
Connect with Kim at her website: http://nourishedhearts.com/
More about Until We All Come Home: When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, they knew that the process might be challenging. Nothing, however, could have prepared de Blecourt for the twisted nightmare she would endure. During her year-long struggle to extricate her newly adopted little boy from that post-Soviet country’s corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blecourt was intimidated, physically assaulted, and arrested. Worse, her months of loneliness, worry, and fear drove her to the brink of spiritual despair. But God had no intention of abandoning de Blecourt or her family. Her amazing story-culminating in a spine-chilling race to freedom-offers dramatic proof that God’s light shines on even in the deepest darkness.
“Until We All Come Home reads like a spy thriller, but with the reality that a child’s life and livelihood is at stake. It’s a terribly beautiful story of a family’s love for a child, a corrupt bureaucracy, and the painful lessons we learn when we follow God wherever He leads. I loved this page-turning, God-breathed book.”
Mary DeMuth, author of Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus
“Kim de Blecourt’s story is amazing–and I never use the word amazing. Her courage in the face of persecution and obstacles will inspire you as you turn the pages of her adoption saga, a tale like none other. Until We All Come Home reads like a novel, and will enthrall you with each nail-biting episode until the blockbuster conclusion. The difference is, Kim really lived this story, and her profound devotion for her little boy is a tribute to a mother’s love, and to God’s care and shelter in the worst circumstances.”
Lorilee Craker, journalist and New York Times best-selling author of 11 books, including Through the Storm with Lynne Spears and Money Secrets of the Amish.
More about Brooke and Stacey: Stacey Thacker is Mike’s wife and the mother of four vibrant girls. She is a believer and writer who loves God’s Word and connecting with women. You can find her blogging at 29 Lincoln Avenue where she seeks to encourage your heart, grow in faith, and talk about the stuff of life. Stacey is also the co-founder of MODsquad Blog (Mother’s of Daughters), Write It, Girl, and a community leader for (in)courage. Follow her on Twitter @stacey29lincoln.
Brooke McGlothlin is a mom of two young boys who leave her desperate for grace, knowing that if God doesn’t show up, nothing happens. She’s the author of the best-selling e-book Warrior Prayers: Praying the Word for Boys In the Areas They Need It Most, and creator of the 21 Days of Prayer for Sons challenge. In 2010, she co-founded the well-loved online community for mothers of boys, the MOB Society. Brooke makes her home in the mountains of Southwest Virginia with her husband—the man she’s had a crush on since the 3rd grade—and spends her days writing, homeschooling their two sons, and playing with their sweet Labrador Retriever, Toby. She enjoys playing hard with her boys, searching for beauty through photography, and leading women to say “yes” to God at her personal blog, Surprised by Life. Follow her on Twitter as @BrookeWrites.
More about Hope for the Weary Mom: “Right now, I have nothing to give. Nothing. Nada. I’m tired and don’t feel good and honestly, I want a break from everything. It’s not that I want to leave my family, trade them in, or get new ones. I WANT to be with them. I just want a break from hard hearts, discipline, correction. I want their hearts changed and I can’t do it myself. Sometimes, the knowledge of this makes me feel hopeless and helpless.” ~A Weary Mom
“Stacey and Brooke understand the hearts and needs of moms today. They speak with a voice that’s encouraging, authentic and will draw in readers from many different seasons and stages of life that have one thing in common: they need hope.”
~Holley Gerth, author of You’re Already Amazing