Thursday, November 1, 2007

Are you desperate?



Last March I hosted a Homemakers E-Conference at my home. One of the speakers was Jennie Chancey, a co-author of Vision Forum's latest release Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. The biggest things she taught me through her session was that the "perfect" housewife doesn't look like Martha Stewart or June Cleaver or even Jennie Chancey. The perfect housewife looks like Jesus Christ.

As someone who battles the life-dominating sin of pride, this is crucial, even life-changing. It doesn't matter how much I get done, how clean my kitchen floor is, how stocked my freezer is, how obedient my children are (or aren't). When not done for the love of God and my neighbor, all these things are worthless. And if these victories should come, they are gifts from my Heavenly Father, not badges I should wear.

I'm looking forward to hunkering down with this book--it's at the top of my Christmas list (hint, hint, hubby dear)--and am trusting God to use the wisdom He's given these two godly women to disciple me. If you're interested in picking it up, it's available here through Vision Forum for $16.

4 comments:

Sonya said...

Oh my, I know what you mean. I really want this book! It's at the top of my list right now! I am the same way with always feeling the need to keep my house as orderly and spotless as I can. Sometimes I miss important moments because I'm being so crazy about these things. It's a lifelong battle to conquer our sin. With God's help, we can come closer to the mark. Praise be to Him for forgiving us of those things which seem to overpower us at times.

Beth said...

I can totally relate. I think this book will be added to the list of books that I am wanting to read.

AmyR said...

How bout a book review after you read it? I'm looking forward to hearing more about it, and possibly borrowing it from someone. : )

anika said...

Ah, I too have blogged about the book . I am eager, excited, even, can I say desperate to get my hands on this. I don't know if I can wait for Christmas.... I need it NOW... yes I am working on that virtue patience....
I thought the conference went well, are we doing it again THIS year?