Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So Long Insecurity

I have really enjoyed getting into the blogging world for many reasons, I have made some new friends, connected with people in a way I couldn't otherwise, and have been challenged spiritually (not to mention I am making my family an online scapbook of our lives.)

When I first got into blogging at the beginning of the year, one of the first sites I followed was the LPM blog. I have not used a lot of Beth Moore studies (because I really enjoy Kay Arthur studies so Ive just stuck with what I know is good) but I saw from her blog that she had written a new book about insecurity and that she was challenging her followers to read it and the blogging community could have a weekly question and answer time allowing followers to gain insight from other followers. I don't consider myself extremely insecure by any means, I feel I am actually pretty confident (hopefully not too much so) but I do have my girly insecurities that we all struggle with and that I would love to overcome and sooo I decided to join the crowd, purchase the book, and begin my journey to uncover why us women have insecurity imbedded in us. The first week's challenge is the first two chapters, a duable task for someone who nurses the majority of the day (or at least I feel like it!)

There are a few quotes that really stood out to me and I must share. The first is a few pages into the first chapter, it says, "I hear echos of fear an desperation from women day in and day out - even if they are doing their best to muffle the sound with their Coach bags. The second quote says, "What if no man tells us that? (that we are beautiful) Can we still find a way to be ok? Or what if he says it because he us supposed to, but to be honest, he's not feeling it? Are we hopeless? What if a man is not captivated by us? What if he doesn't think we are particularly beautiful? Or understandably just not every day? Are we only secure on his "on" days? What if he loves us but is not quite as captivated by us as he used to be?"

Wow! I don't know about you but these quotes struck some kind if a cord in me and I am still trying to figure out what it is. I can tell it is going to be a great book and I pray the Lord uses it in a mighty way in my life. I encourage you to pick up a copy; it's very easy reading.

Well, you know that cannot be all for tonight. I have to include some pictures from today so here they are:

Sweet baby Adelyn hardly ever cries but when she is hungry this is what happens

Annabelles sweet and innocent pose. Daddy usually does bath time but Wednesdays he has youth so I do bath time. Bath and bed times are always very interesting on Wednesday nights.

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Heather Bug said...

I'm reading So Long Insecurity, too! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Beth Moore's blog!!! Did you read her letter to Jackson? Oh my goodness! I just read it and it made me cry. Hope you've been wonderful today, sweet Ashley!!!

Erin, Mommy on the Run said...

I'm reading along as well!