Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

I have long appreciated Family Life's ministry, but only recently became aware of a new site connected with their ministry, Mom Life Today.  You can read columns and articles from Barbara Rainey, Tricia Goyer, and a whole bunch of other moms.  I encourage you to check it out if you're a mom.  I wasn't asked to say that, but I think its a link other moms would benefit from.

**Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group and Family Life Ministries for providing review copy.  The opinions expressed are my own.**
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Balance.  Multi-tasking.  Priorities.   Roles.
According to Shaunti and Robert understanding our roles can bring  peace and calm to our overloaded lives.
As a busy homeschool mom, I’ve been guilty lately of allowing stress to get the best of me.  Following God’s plan for our lives leads to peace and not stress.  Following his callings for you according to Scripture and then his calling for you personally will bring a sense of balance.
I had read Shaunti Feldhahn’s For Women Only, a must-read in my opinion if you want to understand the thought processes of the average American male.  There were so many parts to this book that I approached my husband with “is that really what you’re thinking when you…?” and was surprised by the answers at times.  So I was very eager to read this book!
I really enjoyed this book, although I found some parts of it more helpful than others.  The first part of the book presents God’s design for us as women: leave and cleave, be fruitful and multiply, and subdue and rule.  I agreed with most of the concepts the author presented, however, having read several good books on biblical womanhood I didn’t find any “new” information or even information presented in a “new” way.
My favorite part of the book was the second half where the authors talk about God’s general and specific plan for our lives.  This plan changes dependent on the stage of life we are in.  I found this part of the book helpful and I daresay freeing.  We need to recognize that we are not necessarily intended to do every task during every stage of our life. 
For instance I love to write, however I fall into the stage “married with preschoolers/gradeschoolers.”  In addition I am a homeschool mom.  Writing is a gift of mine and I should seek to use it.  But the ways I use it right now will differ from the ways I use it as my children get older.
“Using Wisdom with a Man” was a helpful chapter that provides insight from both a male and female perspective.  Throughout the book, it was a gift to be able to hear both Shaunti and Robert’s perspective. 
Whatever stage of life you are in, I believe you will find wisdom to glean from The Life Ready Woman.

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Julia M. Reffner

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Christ-loving bookworm & homeschool mom of 2 stealing the rare quiet moments to pursue that all elusive writing dream. I also write book reviews for Title Trakk and The Historical Novel Society.


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