Thursday, April 2, 2009
Work in Progress
I recently entered a drawing for a book on Smiling Sally's Blog and was one of the winners! The book came yesterday and I am excited to get started reading it.
The name of it is "Work in Progress, An Unfinished Woman's Guide To Grace", written by Kristin Armstrong, former wife of Lance Armstrong.
I was just reading some of the Introduction this morning and the book has already got me hooked:
".....Who is this woman? To me, she is a woman of grace.
And she is the reason I am writing this book. Not because I am a woman like this. I am a flawed woman... I spend too much at Target, I get very sour and sassy when I have PMS, I don't always pick up my dog's poop on a walk, I think new eye cream is a solution, I have eyed the clock in anticipation of a nice glass of red wine, I shush my children when I'm on the phone, I have memorized more song lyrics than Scripture, I have, in the past, cheered myself up with a new handbag. My spiritual walk has taken unnecessary side treks (off-road), and I have said and done things that I wish I could inhale and undo. I am as full of holes as I am good intentions.
But you know what? I know I can do better. I know that with God's grace I can become a more graceful woman. I know I can do a better job of making Him proud, making Him happy He created me, or at least making Him laugh. Just like my children enjoy exceeding my expectations, I want to be a delight to my Creator...."
Wow! You mean somebody else does these kinds of things? Not just me? I am definitely an imperfect woman in an imperfect world. I look forward to reading this work and becoming a more graceful woman!
Maybe I can highlight some the things that I glean from this book in future blog posts.
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