***Edited to add: I've tried about a half dozen times to fix this so all the fonts are the same. Blogger won't allow it, so here it is with about 4 different fonts. Sorry, y'all.
From the publisher:
About Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: An invitation for every woman who’s ever felt she isn’t godly enough, isn’t loving enough, isn’t doing enough.
The life of a woman today isn’t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the . Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s feet…but the daily demands of a busy world just won’t leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him…yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.
Then comes Jesus, into the midst of your busy life, to extend the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters from Bethany. Tenderly, he invites you to choose “the better part”–a joyful life of intimacy with him that flows naturally into loving service.
With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story, Joanna Weaver shows how all of us–Marys and Marthas alike–can draw closer to our Lord: deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less and greater joy.
Joanna Weaver was voted the Most Promising New Writer of 1997 at the Mount Herman Writer’s Conference. She has authored Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and written for publications such as Focus on the Family, Home Life, Aspire, and The Evangel. A pastor’s wife for more than eighteen years, she and her husband have counseled many couples, both those approaching their wedding and those struggling in marriage. The Weavers live in Montana and have taught young married classes and spoken on the topic of marriage throughout the northwestern United States.
My thoughts about the book: After reading this book and the scriptures it's based upon, I believe that the essence of both is balance:
Balance between sitting at Jesus' feet and soaking in His Word and wisdom but not getting so comfortable that you don't want to get up and work for Him. Balance between doing His work but not getting so caught up in the work that you forget to be still and know that He is God.
All in all a lovely book and well written. I plan to give my copy away soon, but not just yet. I'm still reading and soaking in some of the truths it lays out so eloquently. Look for the giveaway in a week or so.I think that's all for now. I'm not feeling my best right now and I have Emmy all day today. I can't really put my finger on any one thing, I'm just feeling yucky overall. I don't know if it's my sugar fluctuating or if it's something else that hasn't fully manifested itself, but I sure wish it would hurry up and fix itself. As a dear elderly church friend who's already gone on to meet her Maker used to say, I feel like Death called fer me and I couldn't go.
Lord willing and I feel up to it, I'll be back later this evening to do my Sunday Dinner post.
Y'all have a great Saturday, y'hear?