the best YES... and a giveaway!

Posted on September 09, 2014 by 1 | 16 Comments

Hi PARISH friends! Every now and then, something great comes along, whether its the hottest new lipstick or the perfect pair of skinnies, and as an office of five women, we feel that its our duty to share it with you! We have entirely too much fun at work (if that's possible) and truly enjoy chatting about life, love, babies, and of course interior design! :) A few weeks ago, I started reading a book called "The Best Yes" by Lysa Terkeurst... and folks, it's my duty to share this amazing book with you! If I didn't, I would feel like I found the perfect mascara and didn't tell anyone. How wrong would that be?! But really... back to the book- It's all about letting God direct you when to say YES and when to say NO. This sounds easy, but for people pleasers like myself- this can be a daunting task. The author calls this a "disease to please"... I couldn't agree more! The truth is that sometimes, saying yes to everything (even the good things) is actually taking us away from time we could spend being closer to God or glorifying him in a greater way than we imagined! It is so easy for me to miss the big picture sometimes, and get caught up doing all of these little things that I've said yes to. We are truly over-committed and exhausted because we need to learn to say no! photo What about saying YES?! This is really where the book got me. I like to think that we all have a dreamy little list in our heads of things we want to do someday... some things that are so bold, they kinda scare you! Those things you can't quit thinking about are often the perfect things to say YES to! Whether it's adopting a child, opening a business, or mentoring teenagers, saying yes is actually glorifying God because you're doing something He's specifically placed on your heart. So cool! Wouldn't it be a shame that if by saying yes to the easy things, that we missed out on something great?! I surely don't want to miss out on the best YES!! This precious author asks great questions so that we can learn how to discern a yes from a no, and be educated enough to make tough decisions on a daily basis. The book is a great, quick read, and if you're like me, you'll be so sucked in that you'll read it with a highlighter! (That's a true sign that I'm engaged and paying attention! haha) My favorite line from the book is this one: "Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul." How huge is that?!! The author hones in on Romans 8:28 (my personal favorite) to remind us that God uses the good and not-so-good parts of the decisions that we make for his glory. Our imperfections can never override His promises! Don't you just love those little reminders? Because we are SO hooked on this fabulous book, we have decided to give away some! If you would like one, please comment on this post below with your email address so that we can contact you! Your heart will absolutely be blessed! ... now, onto finding that perfect mascara. :) Until next time, jess-signature     PS... speaking of using our time more wisely and saying YES to great things... we have decided to open late on Wednesdays at 11 so that we can take part in Montgomery's Bible Study Fellowship! Feel free to join us (and lots of other fabulous ladies) tomorrow at Ridgecrest Baptist Church!

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16 Responses

Erin Whitehead
Erin Whitehead

August 14, 2015

LOVE this post, Jessica! Just what I needed today.

Rachel Barley
Rachel Barley

August 14, 2015

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I would love to read this book. It sounds fantastic!

Bailey Fiveash
Bailey Fiveash

August 14, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful find!

Emi K. Price
Emi K. Price

August 14, 2015

Love the post and I would love to read the book!!

AND, have to share the best mascara ever:: They’re Real by Benefit! You’ll love it… Promise :) http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/theyre-real

xoxo
Emi

Rachael Midler
Rachael Midler

August 14, 2015

Great post and great idea! I would love a copy if they are still available.
rachaelmidler@gmail.com

Ivey
Ivey

August 14, 2015

Would love to read this book!

Rebecca Wise
Rebecca Wise

August 14, 2015

Love that you are opening late on Wednesday for a Bible Study. What a great opportunity! Love y’all!

Jessica
Jessica

August 14, 2015

You’re the best Emi!! :)

Teresa @ Splendid Sass
Teresa @ Splendid Sass

August 14, 2015

I would love a copy of this book! Oh wow, is that one of my difficulties!
Teresa
xoxo

Hannah Stefanek
Hannah Stefanek

August 14, 2015

hbs0003@auburn.edu!!

Malissa Jordan
Malissa Jordan

August 14, 2015

I find your generosity uplifting and truly appreciate you sharing God’s love to others!

Holly
Holly

August 14, 2015

Sounds like a great book – my hubby & I were just talking about prioritizing our dreams. Would love a copy if they’re still available Thanks!!

April
April

August 14, 2015

What a lovely post about this book. Would love to read it.

Lindsay Bryant
Lindsay Bryant

August 14, 2015

Awesome post!! Thank you for sharing!!

Lindsey
Lindsey

August 14, 2015

I would love a copy! Sounds like a great read.

Melissa McInnis
Melissa McInnis

August 14, 2015

What an awesome blog post. I would love to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the heads up and for reminding us to think through what we say yes to!

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