Heart Shift and Motherhood:
Finding God's Extra in the Ordinary
Six months after the birth of her second son, Rebekah was exhausted, broken, and circling the drain of postpartum depression. In desperation, she cried out to God, and He responded.
In this raw and relatable narrative, Rebekah shares the miraculous ways that God transformed her life and created a heart shift in that season of hardship.
The strength and utility of her story are in its everydayness. Rebekah didn't encounter God at a mountaintop spiritual retreat or through profoundly tragic circumstances. It was through the common frustrations, joy, and pain of motherhood that God revealed His miracles in her monotony. Her story demonstrates that anyone can experience God's presence and love - anywhere and at any time. Doing laundry. Changing diapers. On the way to work.
Her insights about surrender, humility, gratitude, obedience, faith, unity, and love in the nitty-gritty daily life with young kids will empower your faith to believe that God can show His extra in your ordinary.
"Heart Shift and Motherhood" came into my life as a beacon of light at a time of great darkness in my struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety.
I was in a freefall spiraling downward into oblivion, and Ms. Barrett's words caught me and lifted me up. I finally felt able to breathe, to find the perspective I was looking for, to find meaning in my suffering and purpose in my motherhood.
I truly enjoyed this book!! Rebekah’s personal story of balancing the challenges of motherhood is so relatable and comforting. She shares her journey as a new mother, wife, woman and full time nurse with laughter and honesty.
She details her transformative relationship with God and speaks to those who yearn to deepen their faith.
She also writes beautifully of the loving support of her husband and family. Her book filled me with joy! I recommend this book to anyone craving a hopeful, joyous and uplifting read! -- Najla
I loved this book so much I've gifted it to a few friends! This book is about the most important relationship in life - a relationship with God.
The author uses her motherhood experience to tell the beautiful story of how God uses everyday, regular activities to transform us and deepen our relationship with him.
The book is relatable on many levels and will inspire all readers. -- Mirabell
Whether you're a parent or not, married or not, a believer or not, this is a must-read! Barrett's raw, real, and relatable story is a powerful testimony of how Faith is the conduit that allows God to work in our lives. Enjoyed this personal story from cover to cover. -- David
What a WONDERFUL, INSPIRING, & HEARTfelt read filled with humility, transparency & vulnerability.
I found myself captivated to read Rebekah’s story. Her connection to the love of her family, faith and God are intertwined in this beautifully written and raw account of the struggles many face everyday. It is a must read for any new parent but also for anyone who is facing a new change or challenge in their life. Her message of hope and belief in God will leave a lasting impression on you.
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Rebekah is a wife, mom of two boys, and Nurse Practitioner in Toronto, Canada.
She is deeply inspired by the strength and resilience she encounters daily in her work with marginalized clients in a diverse inner city community.
When she's not doing laundry, she loves reading, baking, riding her bike, and watching renovation shows with her husband.