Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review: Overextended....and loving most of it!

Overextended.  Yep.  That about sums up my life these days.  Homeschooling, running the boys here and there and back again, and church commitments leave me feeling spent.  Because of this, I was excited to get the book Overextended...and loving most of it! by Lisa Harper to review.

Lisa Harper is a Christian speaker, and the tone of this book is very conversational.  Lisa gives us a glimpse into her life, including a glimpse of a failed adoption and the death of a parent.  After the failed adoption, she stuck her neck out again to try and adopt a little girl with HIV from Haiti (as of now, the adoption still isn't finalized)  She talks about being on the road for weeks at a time, which is enough to make this homebody twitch.

Yet through it all, she points to glorifying Jesus Christ.  She uses anecdotes from her life to show how placing priority on people is never wrong.  Over the past several weeks, I've really been feeling like God wants me to invest more in people.  I battle with myself; my life is busy enough with the boys and Craig and the lifestyle we've chosen and I look at my exploding calendar and wonder where the time will come from. While Lisa & I are overextended in different ways, I came away from reading this book feeling even more strongly that I need to listen to God and place people over projects.

Overextended....and loving most if it! is a quick and easy read, which is great if you're feeling overextended yourself.  Take a weekend and enjoy this book; you won't regret it.

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