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Authors: Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Mahaney Whitacre, Kristen Chesemore, Janelle Bradshaw
Hot to Do It All and Not Be Overwhelmed
Overwhelmed. Miserable. Exhausted. These are the words that women often use to describe their busy lifestyles. How are women expected to keep up with all the demands of work, family, and ministry? Carolyn Mahaney and her three daughters, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore, and Janelle Bradshaw, understand these pressures and offer hope from God’s Word to women who truly desire to glorify God with every use of their time. These authors present five key practices to help women see that they really can do all that God has called them to do—finding joy, peace, and rest in the one who has designed every season of their lives.
Table of Contents:
IntroductionShopping for Time
The First Tip: Rise Early (Joining the 5 am Club)
The Second Tip: Sit Still (Sitting at Jesus's Feet)
The Third Tip: Sit and Plan (Taking a Personal Retreat)
The Fourth Tip: Consider People (Evaluating Relationships Carefully)
The Fifth Tip: Plan to Depend (Being Productive in Daily Life)
About the authors:
Carolyn Mahaney is a wife, mother, and homemaker. Having spent over thirty years as a pastor's wife, Carolyn has spoken to women in many churches and conferences. She is the author of Feminine Appeal, Girl Talk, Shopping for Time and True Beauty. She blogs with her daughters at www.girltalkhome.com, a blog focused on biblical womanhood. Carolyn and her husband, C. J., are the parents of three married daughters and one son, and the happy grandparents to twelve grandchildren.
Nicole Whitacre is the daughter of C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney. She is also a wife and mother of four. She is the coauthor of Girl Talk, Shopping for Time, and True Beauty, and blogs with her mom and sisters at www.girltalkhome.com, a blog about biblical womanhood.
Kristin Chesmore is the daughter of C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney. With her sisters and mother she runs the popular blog girltalk, covering a wide range of topics related to biblical womanhood.
Janelle Bradshaw is the daughter of C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney. With her sisters and mother she runs the popular blog girltalk, covering a wide range of topics related to biblical womanhood.
"Like most women today, I struggle with feelings of 'too much to do and too little time to do it'! My friend Carolyn Mahaney, along with her daughters, offers practical, biblical advice to help us plan, evaluate, strategize, and make wise choices concerning our time and priorities. As a godly mentor, Carolyn takes us by the hand, points us to God's Word, shares out of her own life experience, and shows us how to apply God's timeless truths to the contemporary challenges we face as women." ~Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author; radio host, Revive Our Hearts
"'We can actually do all that God has called us to do . . . and we can do it in a peaceful, joyful manner and get sufficient rest beside.' When I read that, a light flashed on in my soul. Of course! I knew that! Once again Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle have created a book that's fun to read and filled with truth that resonates because it's biblical and practical and manageable." ~Noël Piper, Author, Treasuring God in Our Traditions, Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God; Wife, Mother, Grandmother
"Shopping for Time offers a glimpse into the delightful Mahaney household. This book offers no simplistic solutions to the perils of superwoman syndrome. Instead, it deliberately leads women to the bedrock of biblical priorities and then suggests real-life methods by which to apply them." ~Mary K. Mohler, Director, Seminary Wives Institute; Wife of R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary