Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Book Review: LOVING MY ACTUAL LIFE
Alexandra is a busy, BUSY mom. But don't let that stop you from reading her book! :) Even if you've NEVER been a mom, you'll get something from this one - I was convicted several times, and it's already changed my thinking about some things I do or don't do.
For instance, last week I had told Kenn that I might go to a movie by myself while he worked. When I woke up the next morning, I just wasn't feelin' the whole going-out thing - but got a SHOCK when he walked into our room! He was supposed to be gone (in my mind)! :D He'd decided to change his schedule so he had most of the day off, so he could go to the movies with his wife. I told him I'd talked myself out of it, so he wandered away to go back to working on files on his computer. The more I woke up and thought about it - and this book that I was reading for a launch team! - the more I thought, "He made time to spend with me. I need to encourage that, and go for it!" So we DID go out, and had a wonderful day together that wouldn't have happened if he hadn't changed his schedule and I hadn't changed my thinking. :)
This is a very readable book. I really like Alexandra's writing style - I feel like she's sitting on the sun porch with me, just sharing her life. And each chapter (you can read the synopsis HERE!) she ends with "What I Learned" and "Practices I'll Continue", and then "Questions for Reflection", for you to answer. I *really* appreciate life application steps! :D
It's not "Do what ONLY you can do," it's "Do what only YOU can do!" Such a great way of giving yourself a guideline for priorities in this society where EVERYTHING and EVERYONE is demanding your attention, your energy, your money, your time...!!!
This quote also speaks volumes to me. I don't know about you, but I find myself (if I'm not careful!) doing things because I feel like I SHOULD, not doing them because my heart has the right attitude...
So. Go to the book's link on Amazon, and ORDER YOURS. It started out today, launch day, at #1 bestseller on the Christian Personal Growth list! I'm not the only one who's HIGHLY recommending it. Get on the waiting list, people - or find another bookseller who has it in stock! :D
I'll have another launch team post later today. Have a WONDERFUL day, and be BLESSED!!!!!!!!!!