Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I'm going to tell you the honest truth.
I'm a girl. I'm a basket of emotions and hormones and it's come to a hurricane level for me in the last year. Having two kids close together in age as a VERY type A person has rocked my world. I love my girls more than life itself - so much it hurts. I know my life is SO very blessed. But having two little kids into everything, tearing up the house, constantly fighting and screaming and whining and I'm so unorganized (I'm constantly losing my keys or forgetting things because I don't have a minute in the day to have a complete thought) and I'm so tired (never sleep a full night) and my house is a mess and my laundry is never done and my car looks like Sanford and Sons. Do you know this feeling?
I'm a type A control freak and my last year has had me completely out of control. It's just life with little ones and I know that it's just a season - but I find myself coming UNGLUED a lot more than I would like to admit. I've been so ashamed so much at how I snap at Scott at night or I get angry when Harper refuses to obey when I've asked her something 10 times in a row. It seems to just make my emotions get even worse and my world to feel even more out of control when I don't like the way I've acted. I've been trying so hard this year to pray and have quiet times in the morning and try to get a handle on how I'm feeling. (and the good moments FAR OUT WEIGH the bad......but I'm just being honest - I HATE who I am when I have those bad moments. I want to be sweet happy mom and wife all the time. I want to be Caroline Ingalls and Mrs. Duggar but there are times I'm just not).
So ......... Lysa Terkeurst is a Christian Author who has written a lot of books (you may have heard of "Made to Crave" and if you haven't - you might want to) and Bible Studies and is President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and she has a new book called "Unglued". I feel as like God kind of hit me over the head with this book. WOW - I needed to read this. I'm halfway through and it has met me exactly where I needed to be met. I read these words early on and the tears were flowing.....
Here's a little about the new book:
God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how. Filled with gut-honest personal examples and biblical teaching, Unglued will equip you to: Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your important relationships. Find peace in your most difficult relationships as you learn to be honest but kind when offended. Identify what type of reactor you are and how to significantly improve your communication. Respond with no regrets by managing your tendencies to stuff, explode, or react somewhere in between. Gain a deep sense of calm by responding to situations out of your control without acting out of control.
I feel like there may be a lot of you out there who might need to read this book. And not just moms. Maybe it's how you feel in the workplace. I've been there too. Or as single person having to handle things on your own - and you just feel like you can't take anything else on or you will come unglued. Or you are doing with hard to deal with people in your life. I need to read this when I get mean comments on here and it makes me a little unglued instead of responding with a kind answer. Rare - but it happens. Does anyone feel like they need to read something like this???
I'm going to give away two books to y'all! I'll draw a winner on Friday. I think you will really like the book "Unglued". You can also find it here:
I don't know how this even happened but I'm so excited and honored that Lysa has invited me to come to Charlotte next week and be on a webcast with her about the book. And you can watch!!!
There will be a replay the next day in case you miss it or want to share it.
I hope y'all will tune in for that!!!!
Leave me a comment telling me why you need this book and I'll pick two winners on Friday!