Good luck with your crossroad, I read Daniel 2:20-23 tonight and I think maybe you should read chapter 1 until that part too. And it's not just because of the vicious cycles of people pleasing, although that's part of it. Maybe I missed something in the description, but as a single woman who isn't a mom, I couldn't relate to a lot of the motherhood-related stories, which was most of the book. Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. I think a better question would be, How can I be sure it wasn't God? The Best Yes is a life changer for women trying to cope with the demands of frazzled, unfulfilled living. My schedule says no. Current price is $17.49, Original price is $18.99. A quick check to see if this is true is our ability to notice what God wants us to notice and our willingness to participate when God invites us to participate. (2) The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Your undistracted love will make your faith ring true. My biggest issue with this book is that sometimes "the best yes" is not the right yes. God had been prompting me to listen, really listen, to my husband, to stop and focus and give him just a few minutes. Therefore your pursuers will be swift! Chapter 9 Show Up to Practice 101 I'm distracted. A paperback and NOOK Book original for the many fans of her blog, her talks, and her books. Don't you? After all, how can I be sure it was really God? I liked this book, but I didn't love it. I have yet to talk to her about it or set a date. This is her best yet! There are poles in the ground to keep traffic flowing correctly, so once you commit to going through this drive-thru line, you are committed. Free Gifts for You! I have to admit, I rush and miss God's invitations a lot. I'm disappointed in myself. Pick it up! This book is insightful and refreshing and freeing-- ladies, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Are you ready to begin asking, What is my Best Yes? Desperation found me digging in my pantry, emerging with some Easter chocolates shaped like eggs and wrapped in pastel foil. The teenager with her hand on her hip had no clue how close I was to seriously canceling Christmas. In The Best Yes she will help you: DRIVE-THRU ORDERING AND MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER are a bad combination. I walked by a woman at church today with pale skin and a bald head. Not being able to hear God's direction is the exact spot where this confusion gets so many of us in trouble. Members save with free shipping everyday! TerKeurst's often self-deprecating humor and ability to be vulnerable, combined with insightful Bible references, make this a book women can relate to in a hundred little ways each day. TerKeurst's gentle approach reads like a friend commiserating and counseling over lattés. It wasn't quite the "approach" that I guess I would have preferred, but there were some good things to glean from it. Free sample chapter ()Free session of The Best Yes DVD Curriculum- (); Free chapter from study guide- ()“Chase Down the Decision” tool ()Vinyl Cling. HOWEVER, I loved it, and would adore facilitating it in a small group. Lysa TerKeurst's affirmative attitude is grounded in the Bible; in this case, Proverbs 31:25; but that doesn't lessen its contemporary feel one iota. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Then my mouth betrays my intention of saying no, as it smiles and says, "Yes, of course.". In this case, the desire to please others by saying YES, when sometimes the answer should be a gentle NO. I realized that this book is more than just about saying yes and no to situations to make your life easier or when you're feeling overwhelmed (although, yes, those are great reasons), you uncover a deep layer of who you are and where you want to be. Meet Anna Wood, an eight-year-old girl living on a farm in the beautiful Willamette Valley ... Meet Anna Wood, an eight-year-old girl living on a farm in the beautiful Willamette Valley Regardless of whether a woman spends most of her day in a cubicle or a minivan or both, the list of people and projects vying for her time is endless. These Books Explain Why You Feel That Way. In God's plan, you've got a part to play. For two weeks now I have felt this prodding to have my daughter's friends over for a special dinner and Bible study night. Because she doesn't want to pull away from that drivethru, get a few miles down the road and a few bites into her meal and wish she'd made a different choice. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no. These were all simple acts of obedience I missed. This book helped me tremendously. Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times best-selling author of Univited, The Best Yes, Unglued, Made to Crave, and 18 other books. These are thoughts I share only with myself. Welcome back. It's okay to say no - but it's okay to say yes too! I struggle with decisions too. And start smelling like onions. As in, she's been going to this place her whole life. If felt similar to another book that I also loved. And then—oh my, glory heavens—I remembered I was supposed to bring cookies to said party. Chapter 2 The Way of the Best Yes 7. One situation from the book that really stuck out to me was when the author was contemplating letting a dear friend who had a sitation, stay with her family. From day one in utero she's been nourished by the homemade goods from this eating establishment. I liked that the author included a lot of Scripture. Get a $10 Gift Card With Every $100 B&N Gift Card Purchase, 50% Off Ty Frozen 2 - Olaf B&N Exclusive 13" Plush, Knock Knock Gifts, Books & Office Supplies, Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser. I was so caught up in the rush of superficial things in my world that I missed hearing the cries for help in someone else's world. Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Humph. I brushed it off. And I much prefer cheery yellow to gloomy gray. Me too. We said yes to so much that we missed what I call our "Best Yes" assignments—simply because we didn't heed the warning of the whispers within that subtle space. "Mom, why did you wrap the gifts that way?" Last year, Buzzfeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen struck a chord with her viral article “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.”... To see what your friends thought of this book, Kindle is alright. The book has a great message, but it's really more for women who are moms. I rushed past. Good luck with your crossroad, I read Daniel 2:20-23 tonight and I think maybe you should read chapter 1 until that part too. I love them very much. I'm always asking God for direction, but I'll miss it if I constantly ignore His instruction. I just need to wrap up this little situation at the drive-thru first. My brain went off on this tangent of thoughts about how I give and give and give and give and sometimes just get sick and tired of giving. "Oh, you don't even know the half of it. In the daily sea of endless demands, I must admit I'm not doing so well. I can just be so flat-out rebellious sometimes. Or messed up.