I have found the perfect book for your woman's group!
I was taking a few minutes break from my crazy day and catching up on some email. I found an invitation to read a new book. I had been provided by Graf-Martin Communications the book, Stretched Too Thin, by Jessica N. Turner
I was feeling a little stretched at the moment and my first thought was, I am WAY to busy to read this book.
But I decided to give it a try, I am glad I did. What I really loved about this book was the break down with each chapter. At the end of each chapter was a reflection time. As I read the book I was thinking I would love to talk about this with other moms feeling the same thing. So if your looking for a book for your woman's group this is the book you are looking for.
In my busy week, I did some reading while my kids were getting their eyes checked. And yes, two of them need glasses.
Some of the lessons I learned from this book.
I need to stop and take an inventory of my life and figure out why my life is busy. Maybe there are things in my life I can drop. I really appreciated Jessica reminding her reader that their life is not the same as anyone else. We can't compare our lives to other people. Jessica explained the importance of knowing our core values and setting goals.
What really hit me was the challenge to take inventory of my life and track my time especially my time on social media. That was hard to do but really helpful in figuring out how I was going to make my life work a little more smoothly.
Jessica also talked about self-care. I normally find his annoying, ONE MORE THING to add to my list. However, Jessica talked about a sandbox project idea and that is a self-care idea I like.
One of the things that Jessica wrote about that I have seen true in my life is the idea that a cleanroom will give you a clean mind. This I have seen true in both my life and my children's lives. As a homeschooling mom, I can attest to the fact that when the house is clean the learning is much smoother.
So, here is the deal.
If one of the things on our list is to find a new book for the new year, I have the book for you.
Get "Stretched Too Thin" for your next woman's ministry book. You will not be disappointed.