Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Remembering How to be a Woman

have been listening to Robin McGraw’s, "Inside my Heart” on CD and am really enjoying it. I have loved her saying that you can make your life whatever you want it to be. She talks a lot about taking care of the people in her life but also a lot about taking care of herself. It seemed to be a very healthy view: not too much emphasis on being a mother or too much focus on herself, but doing her best to take care of both. I appreciate her reliance on God and her willingness to express her feelings toward our Heavenly Father to everyone who reads her book.

In a way her book reminds me of “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” by Dr. Laura. I happen to love that book too because I think it takes us back to the basics of how to make a marriage successful: by serving one another and doing everything in your power to make your partner happy.

In Sunday School the other day someone made reference to “The Proper Care and Feeding of in a very disparaging manner. To be honest I was shocked! I felt like the majority of what she said in her book is how the church would also like us to behave in our marriages. I do not understand how a faithful member of the church could think that these ideas are derogatory to women.

What do you think? Have you read either of these books?

Friday, December 14, 2007

Random Thoughts

I am terrible at this! I love reading other people’s blog’s but I think I just spend too much time looking at theirs and not enough time keeping mine up to date. It seems like everyone has such exciting lives with everything they have going on. It makes me feel like mine is so mundane. One of my favorite blogs to read is written by Denae. I don’t know her personally, but a friend of mine suggested that I read it. She is a darling mom of 3 beautiful children and to me she has the life I dream about, so love reading about what she has been up to. (If you need inspiration check out her blog http://www.denaeharlow@blogspot.com/!) She writes nearly every day and makes her page what I think a blog should be, a journal.

My husband is always telling me I think too much about random things so I thought rather than bug him with all my unimportant thoughts, I would use this as my forum for random thoughts. Then I can still express them by putting them out into the void. Even if no one reads this blog, at least I have it off my chest right?!