Balanced: You’ve got to be kidding, right?

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This week is one way out of balance. I’ve decided those are the times God most shows up. I am desperate for Him, and He meets me in my desperation.

Over the weekend I got 24 hours to hang out with my writing friend Tricia Goyer. It was such a treat and delight…but if there’s anyone on the planet who makes me look like I’m not doing anything, it’s Tricia…and Nicole O’Dell. These women do so much! Tricia writes books, blogs all over the web, runs a TeenMOPS program, and much more.

Tricia often gets asked how she does it…so she wrote an ebook: Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom. Tricia and her husband John are on their second set of kids — this one adopted. So now that her first set are adults, she has a 6 year old and two three year olds — and is contemplating more. So this woman knows of what she speaks.

I love her heart — she freely admits this isn’t just a self-help book. She cares about people and letting them know Christ is the answer. It’s also very conversational like sitting down across the table from Tricia. She states three things near the beginning which show her heart:

  1. What I do isn’t as important as who I am.
  2. What God can do in my life and what He’s capable of doing can be two very different things– I don’t want to limit Him.
  3. My outward goals are only reachable if I submit my inner soul to Him.

Can I hear an amen? Tricia fills this book with great examples from her family and probing questions. If you’re looking for help to acquire balance, this book may be just the jumpstart you need.

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