February 2011 I did my first review of a newsletter I received from Eternal Encouragement. I didn't know then that a year later I would still be reviewing items from Eternal Encouragement and actually enjoy doing so....go back and read last year's review to see what I mean ;)
Not only my attitude has changed in a year...but the newsletter, too. It looks a little different but the content is still the same. Every Thursday I find words of encouragement when I open my email. And I find a friend, who is very much like me! A wife/mom/homeschooler, sister, friend wanting to serve God and encourage others to do the same.
Lorrie is not afraid to be REAL....she shows her flaws, warts and the not so pretty stuff. Today's newsletter she confesses how when she was first married she was not a 'suzy homemaker'...not even close! Here is how she describes herself:
Truth be told, I more closely resembled The Horrid Homemaker or Psycho Suzy. Randy was better at cooking and cleaning, while I excelled at reading, relaxing, and getting the maximum amount of chores done in a minimal amount of time. Another description for this would be doing nothing all day and in the late afternoon making it look like I'd been gainfully busy all day.
She then takes this and pulls a lesson out of it for the reader.
Why was I such a horror? I was overwhelmed and focusing on what I didn't have, while forgetting what I did have. Here's the truth. In Philippians 4:13, God says some words that should give all homemakers hope: "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength."
A great reminder to all of us to rely on God's strength not our own. We can't do a thing without HIM.
Do you need to be reminded of what God says to us? I know I do, and I am very glad I can have Lorrie come into my home twice a month and do just that.
GUESS WHAT???? You don't have to be a Gabby Mom or write a review...you, too, can receive this e-newsletter FOR FREE!!!! Click on over to Eternal Encouragement to sign up. Just fill in your name and email on the form at the home page.
Wait, there's more: you will receive a free e-book called "Organizing Happiness" when you sign up. But hurry!...I don't know how long the free e-book will be included.
“I am reviewing Serenity for your Soul as an official member of The Gabby Moms blogging program for Eternal Encouragement magazine. I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are solely my own.”