My friend Jessica and I have a book club for women online and we just started a new book. I cannot tell you how much I have already gotten out of it. It’s called Strong Women, Soft Hearts and it’s written by Paula Rinehart.
Last night I was soaking in the tub while reading and I got to several places in the book where I had to stop reading and just take a moment to digest the emotions that it brought out in me. I had a good talk with the Lord and the book is mostly (physically) dry now, so that’s good.
My version of AA would be PP.
My name is Angie and I am a people pleaser.
I imagine several of you just repeated that with your name inserted. As women, I think we lean towards this issue because we are trying to balance things as varying as work, parenting, being a good spouse, and on and on and on.
I know that for me, different areas of my life have been assigned kind of a different personality. I am firm with my children, and as much as we have fun together, I’m not necessarily the happy-go-lucky carefree woman who can go out to dinner with friends. The fact that I live in the South has reinforced some of that, as a Southern lady could be standing on her front porch with her house in flames and still figure out a way to get inside for a stick of butter for her neighbor’s cake. And if you asked her how things were going in that moment, she would surely nod sweetly, take another sip of tea, and tell you everything was