Do these thoughts sound familiar?

How am I gonna hold it all together today?

I know I should be kind, loving, patient and have self-control, but…

how can I be kind with that annoying coworker who always drinks my Diet Coke…

how can I not spew out words of anger at my husband who missed dinner with us yet again…

how can I hold my tongue with this child who again popped her little brother in the head after he stole the remote…

how can I refrain from joining in the gossip on our girls’ night out…

I know I should forgive, pray without ceasing, and trust God, but…

how can I forgive when my husband walked out on me after 15 years of marriage…

how can I offer one more prayer when a wayward child for whom I have faithfully prayed continues to rebel…

how can I not fear when nightmares from years of sexual abuse intrude upon my sleep…

how can I trust God as chemotherapy treatments wreak havoc in every cell in my body?

We struggle to live faithfully in the midst of life-altering pain and heartache. We struggle to live a faith-fully life in the midst of our crazy schedules…to balance it all and make decisions that honor God. We know what we’re supposed to do, but it’s so stinkin’ hard! We want to react with an understanding heart but find it impossible. We want to be nice but can’t hold our tongue. We want to forgive but can’t speak the words. We want to trust, but it’s just not there…

So how can I be who God wants me to be in the middle of this mess?

If you identified with any or all of the above, Living So That is for you!

LSTI have had the joy to work through this study before it was published by Thomas Nelson as part of their InScribed Collection and I have to tell you I have been LOVING the chance to go through it again with the book in my hands.

When I take notes and highlight passages of a book which have jumped out at me, I have this habit of dog-earing that page so that I can find it again. Well…that isn’t working too well for me as I go through Wendy’s book Living So That: Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life.

It’s not due to lack of moving passages…in fact, almost every page is dog-eared.

It’s just THAT good!

Everywhere I look, Wendy reaches through the pages with another heart-stopping Truth. Of course, that doesn’t surprise me in the least, considering she has us digging into the Word on almost every page!

This is one of those books where you won’t simply read one paragraph and move onto the next. Wendy has peppered Scripture and thought-provoking questions throughout each chapter. Positioning our hearts to be transformed by the Master.

I’ve been there, done that…and I’m TOTALLY doing it again!!!! My hope and prayer is that YOU will join me too!!

Click here to purchase Living So That from Amazon.

16 thoughts on “#LivingSoThat

    1. Ellen, you will LOVE how the P31 team leads you through an online study! I’ve been doing their online studies for years. They’re so good! Can’t wait to hear from you how God inspires you during #LivingSoThat!


  1. Heather, like you, I have been blessed with this God-authored study. Wendy has been the most influential Bible teacher in my life. I have so many notes, so many journal entries and most importantly a changed perspective of living a faith-filled life in this messy world!


  2. I’ve been counting down the days and now it’s almost here! Looking forward to the study “SO THAT” I may know God better through his Word. I’m with you on the “woohoo”!


  3. Heather, thanks for sharing about our study on your blog! I LOVE that so many of you are joining us. I am so excited that we begin TODAY!!! Thank you for all the sweet words of encouragement. What a gift to receive after getting back in town a bit weary and worn after a speaking at a women’s conference! Excited to get to know all of you as we study God’s Word together.




  4. I will be joining you all! I am so excited to be doing OBS again. I just returned from a women’s retreat this past weekend and I am so excited to see what is next with God!


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