I Could Use a Nap and a Million Dollars: Biblical Alternatives to Stressed-Out Living
: "We'll never feel thin enough, pretty enough, or fashionable enough. Our cars will never be new enough and our bathtubs will always have that ring. We lie awake at night, worried we'll die in our sleep and our mother...
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:"We'll never feel thin enough, pretty enough, or fashionable enough. Our cars will never be new enough and our bathtubs will always have that ring. We lie awake at night, worried we'll die in our sleep and our mother will arrive at our house and see that scummy ring in the tub.
"This is why we eat too much chocolate and cry in the shower. This is why we need a nap and a million dollars to fall out of the sky. We've had enough. Life is just too much.
"But-this is exciting, my friend-what if there is another way?"
Jessie Clemence knows the struggle and stresses-big and small-of our hectic, over-scheduled world. She too has tried cooking for ninety-eight at Thanksgiving and saying yes to doing three hundred things on Tuesday.
But she also knows that refueling her spirit with a pound of bacon and a bag of Cheetos leaves her feeling like death. So now she goes straight to the Bible for insight on daily frustrations ranging from romance and health to arguing and procrastination. Jessie's hope-infused honesty will remind you that God's grace is always available.
If you're overwhelmed and looking for a new way of handling life's crazy moments, you will nod along, laugh out loud, and find a new focus on the God who can turn your "stressed" into "blessed"!
Jessie Clemence, who has had her own share of false starts in following God s direction, writes about real life. She holds a bachelor s degree from Western Michigan University, regularly blogs at jessiclemence.com, and is the author of "There s a Green Plastic Monkey in My Purse: And Other Ways Motherhood Changes Us".Jessie lives in southwestern Michigan with her husband and two children.<P>