Tuesday, March 15, 2011

She's Gonna Blow!

When my sister gave me this book as a gift a couple years back, I laughed when I read the title: "She's Gonna Blow: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger". If my sister hadn't been the one who gave it to me I might have been slightly offended. But she excused it away by saying that she had a chance to meet the author and got an autographed copy for me. Well, okay then. As long as you really don't think that I NEED this...

Well, I am here to say (and hopefully give some of you the freedom to say) I do need this book!

I stuck this book on my shelf for a while knowing that I had times of frustration and perhaps even moments of "seeing red", but all-in-all I didn't feel like this was my issue. In fact, I've always thought of myself as having a pretty long wick. And then I had two kids...

The past 7 months for me have been like a disgustingly long look at the junk in my heart that I never even knew was there. God has me on an extreme character development plan right now. I have memorized Scripture, read 3 parenting books, spent time in prayer, and confided in my husband/close friends. While this process has been quite painful (and there are many days that I feel like I'm losing the battle) I know that God is transforming my heart to hopefully make me a little more like Jesus.

This book by Julie Barnhill was refreshing, funny, insightful, and convicting. It was amazing to read so many stories of other moms who struggle with the exact same things that I do. I would highly recommend this book if you are a weary mom in need of a little encouragement.

Hang in there, Warrior Princess! God is using you to raise the next generation of warriors in His Kingdom!

 3 Children are a heritage from the LORD,
   offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
   are children born in one’s youth.
Psalm 127:3-4


Wendy said...

Amen Sister!! Wow Stacie. This post spoke to me. Thank you for sharing.

Mommy Lim said...

I'm definitely buying this book. :)