I was looking for a new daily devotional book. I had been reading Sarah Young's Jesus Calling, and loving it. Truthfully, it will still be near my side as I learn something new each time. But, I still wanted a new daily read. So I went to the Christian book store and wandered. I found a few and thought that The One Year book of Inspirations for Girlfriends...juggling Not-so -Perfect, often crazy, but Gloriously Real Lives by Ellen Miller looked great. It says on the jacket "if your life is PERFECT, just PUT THIS BOOK DOWN." Sounded like the right book for me!
What I didn't realize at that point is that evidently the author's life IS perfect. Oh, yes, I know that no one's life is perfect and blah blah blah. But we all know that some people come off in life as having it all together. This is that person. Now, I am not here to slander anyone, I am just telling you my honest feelings while reading this book thus far. I don't like to do negative reviews, and wasn't even given the book for reviewing purposes. I paid for it with my own money. Which makes me more frustrated with the book in all honesty. And I'm just being honest hear.
Right now I am in the section where she talks about marriage. While admitting to being divorced, she has been married to Steve now for more than 20 years. And they are perfect. They don't fight. They don't shout. They don't have debt. She calls him and leaves love notes. They have excellent communication. Perfect sex life. Perfect careers. And on and on and on. Does she say it just like that? No of course not. However, in every instance where she is telling us an ideal... she's got it down perfectly. I guess personally, let me see a little bit that you struggle with this point. Show me that you're real. There were several days on the subject, you can't have it all.
I feel that I have a great marriage. I love my husband dearly and I don't want to imagine life without him. But I yell. I am irrational at times- or so I'm told *ahem*. I get moody. So does he. And we get through it. Its not all sunshine and daisies. And thank goodness! Wouldn't that be tiresome?! Who can live up to that?! And besides, making up is one of the sweetest times, is it not? How can you make up without a fight?
Is it just me?
Okay, the point of this post is not to bash Ms. Miller. I am sure many will appreciate her book. Just not me. (not enough scripture back up for me either.... just sayin') My point is to get Devotional recommendations from YOU. What book have you read that speaks to your heart, or makes you think? Can ya help a girl out?!