Monday, September 28, 2009

Lynnette's book-Chapter 12 & Week 9 The Secret

Please click the above icon to learn more about Read With Us and how it works. This book reading is for In Faithfulness, He Afflicted Me by Lynnette Kraft.

Worrying is something everyone does. Lynnette worried about things surrounding Anna, such as getting pregnant and not being able to take care of her properly and Anna's tests. Worrying can wreak havoc on your body and your mind. Trusting in God and His plan for us can help ease that worry. Learning to trust isn't always easy. What things do you worry about? Do you find it easy to give these worries to God? I agree with Lynnette that focusing on God takes effort. Let's face it, there are lots of distractions in this world. But God is infinitely better than the world.

Lynnette talks about the journals she has where she writes about the funny things her kids have said and done. I bet those journals are great for looking back on for the whole family. I think we all want our children to have fond memories to look back on and having a journal to record them is a great way to remember. What memories of your childhood make you smile?

To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.

Nobody likes to be criticized. It doesn't feel good to be on the receiving end of criticism. So if we know how bad it feels, why do we do it to others? None of us are perfect and we all make different choices. Our choices may not be the same ones others would make and vice versa but that doesn't mean they are wrong.

If I spend more time trying to improve myself, I will take less notice of the flaws or annoyances of others. I think everyone could use a little improvement in some area!


stitchndeb said...

Oh, I get it, Holly - you post the discussion questions but then don't answer them yourself?? LOL I'm just kidding. You do an amazing job summarizing the chapters and thinking up questions! This chapter was my favorite by far. ~Debbie

April said...

I definitely feel like I connected the most with this chapter. I think anyone can substitute their own life's worry for what Lynnette was feeling. Giving your fears over to the God is never easy, I think holding on to it is something that makes me feel secure. Secure in my own fears... how insane does that sound?!?

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