Tuesday, May 04, 2010

On my book list

"My house looks great until a friend redecorates. Her clever color combination and crafty restoration abilities have created rooms that look as though they’ve stepped straight from a magazine. Suddenly my home feels outdated and plain.

My kids seem great until I’m around someone else’s who excel in areas my kids struggle in. I see her kids quietly reading books that are well advanced for their age and loving every minute of it. I compare that to mine who would rather have their right arm cut off than to read books that are barely grade level all the while asking me when they can go do something else more exciting. Suddenly I judge myself for not making reading more of a priority when they were younger and feel like a sub-par mom.

My clothes seem fine until someone else walks in looking completely snappy. And suddenly my baggy, saggy reworn jeans feel a little reworn. (I added that in just for a little relevant update y'all.)

Suddenly all that I’m blessed with pales in the face of comparison. I’m blinded from seeing what I do have in the face of what I don’t have. My heart is drawn into a place of ungratefulness and assumption. As I assume everything is great for those that possess what I don’t have, I become less and less thankful for what’s mine.

And here’s the real kicker… things for the person I’m comparing myself to are almost never what they seem".
(Lysa TerKeurst)

This is a snip-it from a book I really want to read by Lysa TerKeurt called-
Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl


  1. Carrie and I are reading this book right now. Do you have a copy? It's a great book!!!

  2. No, I don't have a copy, can I borrow yours when you are finished?


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