Monday, July 20, 2009

A Perfect Mess

Caught up in the self-imposed pressure to do and be all the things they think a Christian woman ought to do and be, countless women are working desperately to convince everyone, including God, that they have it all together. Few have any idea that the Creator of the universe looks at them with delight even when they yell at the dog, drive a minivan littered with French fries, or think bad words about that rude clerk at the store.

A Perfect Mess offers hope to every woman who yearns for a vibrant relationship with God but worries she isn’t good enough or doesn’t do enough to merit His affection. With characteristic authenticity, speaker and author Lisa Harper shares poignant stories from her own imperfect life to showcase the real-life relevancy of the Bible in the lives of modern women.

As she guides readers on a story-driven journey through selected Psalms, they will be inspired to experience for themselves how God’s incomparable love transforms the messiness of life into a gorgeous work of grace.

Lisa Harper is a master storyteller whose lively approach connects the dots between the Bible era and modern life. She is a sought-after Bible teacher and speaker whose upcoming appearances include the national Women of Faith Conferences. A veteran of numerous radio and television programs and the author of several books, she also is a regular columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Lisa recently completed a master’s of theological studies from Covenant Theological Seminary. She makes her home outside Nashville.

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I have one copy to give away. I'll pick a winner on Saturday morning. To enter leave a comment about your biggest mess. The one that makes me laugh the hardest will win!


Charlene said...
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"Making Bread in my bedroom"

wendy said...

I'd say that would have to be the Calamine Lotion Mess! STILL speckled to the bottom of my kitchen stools today...I will never get rid of those stools, ah, memories. I think you know the incident of which I speak...just ask Wayne! It was, after all HIS FAULT!

Anonymous said... yorkie and her doggie bones...all over my kitchen, half munched!! LOL She's a keeper!! Lisa / Rickyracer

Sam Robbins said...

ok so we always have a huge container of hotsauce in our house. i was about 9 years old, and i needed to refill the small bottle of hotsauce, so i went to the pantry and got out the big bottle. it says "shake well" on the bottle, so little me shakes the bottle with all of my might. but little did i know, the cap wasnt on very tight and SPLAT!!! there was an explosion of hotsauce all over the kitchen and all over me!!! i ran to the shower, and the bathtub was RED!!! that was one big mess that took forever to clean up. :D

Mom said...

Around 1972, you were three and Lara was one, I took you to Murphy Mart in North Kingstown. I loaded the dishwasher and turned it on. We'd have clean dishes to come home to.

Two hours later we came home and I noticed the front door windows were all steamed up. We went inside and there was water all over the kitchen floor, hot water. The hose had popped off the dishwasher which was still running water. I ran downstairs (Why? I'm not sure 37 years later--I think to turn the water off) and found about one foot of water in the basement. I had to call the fire department to come and help me. We could have been electrocuted if we wandered into the water. Thank goodness the water had a run off through the hole for the pipes; otherwise, it would have been all over our oak floors in the livingroom, diningroom, and hall entrance way.

The damage, remarkably, was minimal. The oak floors in the diningroom warped from the very hot steam (not the water--it didn't get over the threshhold) but eventually went back down almost perfectly. The kitchen floor was damaged and was replaced.

Of course, I just collapsed into tears at the time.