Well it worked, I’m starting to crave these 10 minutes each night, in fact I’m already craving more! For those of you who missed it 2 weeks ago I decided I was going to focus on reading the book ” Real Moms…Real Jesus” by Jill Savage for just 10 min a day.
However some of the points they are making seem like a bit of a stretch to me. The last chapter I read was about creating boundaries in life, saying no and not overstretching yourself. There was great advice as to how to go about this but the way she made it a Biblical principal was a bit far fetched for me. She referenced the story of Jesus in the temple flipping tables and throwing out the merchants (Matt 21:12-17) as an example of creating boundaries in life and how Jesus did this. She did use other examples, but this was the one she went most in depth on and in my opinion it was the most far reaching.
Moments like this make me want to dive deeper into the word and actually study what it has to say.
That being said, its a great book. The timing of it in my life is perfect (big surprise there huh God?) and it is exactly what I need to be hearing right now. I know at a surface level that none of the things I’m experiencing or thinking are anything new. I know that most Mom’s have thought or experienced the same things and emotions, but its great to have validation. To be told that this is perfectly normal and that its ok is great to hear. I’ve been getting these reminders from all sides lately my mom, another blogger (read this post on letting the laundry pile up) and this book. Guess this is a lesson I need to learn huh?