Hmm, Serenity for You Soul, wouldn’t you want to continue reading a newsletter with a title like that? It truly is what I feel after reading Lorrie Flem’s newsletters from Eternal Encouragement. This morning I opened my email and found her newsletter waiting to be read. The title is “I’ve got some big shoes to fill this week!” and curiosity drew me to open it right away.
Lorrie’s newsletter starts off with a personal note sharing a little about what is going on in her life. It is such a personal way to begin and I enjoy hearing what is happening in her neck of the woods! Today, she just made me giggle which is what I needed. She shares with her readers her new diet which is to switch from her normal body wash to Dawn dish soap because the label reads, “Dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove.” I just had to laugh (my husband laughed, too).
She moves on to saying how God whispers to us, but if we don’t take the time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. A brick? Another giggle arises as my husband and I have discussed the bricks that God has thrown at us and that maybe we’ll soon listen to Him before another one gets thrown. Bricks aren’t pleasant, I am learning to listen so I can enjoy the soft whispers instead.
Lorrie’s topics always speak to me with my current circumstances! Lately, I’ve been feeling like a homemaking failure. I’m overwhelmed by everything and I keep getting further behind. People always come up to me and say, “I don’t know how you do it,” and I think to myself, “I can’t.” Without God’s help, I can’t do any of this. Lorrie shares her struggles and even refers to herself as “The Horrid Homemaker or Psycho Suzy.” She then shares a verse that I know all too well, “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 When will I give it all up to Him? When will I let God take my burdens and help me with everything? I can be the wife, mother, homemaker, teacher that I am called to be because my competence comes through Christ (2 Corinthians 3:5). Thank you, Lorrie, for that reminder!
Do you feel overwhelmed in God’s calling for you? Do you need that extra encouragement? Why not head on over to Lorrie’s website, Eternal Encouragement, and sign up for your FREE newsletter! Scroll to the center of the homepage and fill in your information. Once you do that, you’ll receive an email with a link to Lorrie’s popular E-Book, Organizing Happiness!
Head on over and be encouraged!
I am reviewing Serenity for Your Soul as part of The Gabby Moms program and did not receive compensation for this post.