Overall, not as good as Unglued. At checkout I didn't remember to grab it and purchase it. TerKeurst is one of the few authors in this genre whom I can read and not be put off by the saccharine/perfect follower of Jesus factor. These Books Explain Why You Feel That Way. This is her best yet! About a book about making decisions for Pete's sake. I'm tired. I'm disappointed in myself. ", And yet there's this nagging sense that something's a bit off inside me. I started reading this book and thought "maybe I should read this at a later time. Seriously. But I refused. I hope she doesn't ask me about this book though.... Where to even begin. Additionally, she has appeared on the Today Show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community. "We'll have to talk about that later," I snapped back, aggravated that he thought this moment of rushed panic was a good time to bring up giving. I'm always asking God for direction, but I'll miss it if I constantly ignore His instruction. This not a book to read if you are dealing with life or death decisions or even crucial decisions in life. She made my life feel normal, and who doesn't want to feel normal? You'll live your life making decisions with the Best Yes as your best filter. The one who obeys God's instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow. Not just this party. I have moments where I do this well. And start smelling like onions. All because of the chaotic rush of my day. I read this at a perfect time and it was just what I needed. Free Gifts for You! I dread saying yes but feel powerless to say no. I asked the God of the universe to intersect my life with His revelation, then got up from my prayers and forgot to look. This is why the “human aspect of negotiation can be either helpful… There definitely is a certain target for this book; adult Christian women who are involved in ministry of some sort and have families, and I mostly fall into this so it was helpful for me. Much of the advice was trite -- and aimed mostly at stay-at-home mothers. My brain says no. A quick check to see if this is true is our ability to notice what God wants us to notice and our willingness to participate when God invites us to participate. Becoming Brave: How to Think Big, Dream Wildly, Connecting: Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships, Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding, Lean On Me: Finding Intentional, Vulnerable, and Consistent. I felt like this book was written to subconsciously make moms feel better -. Forgot to keep my heart in tune with His voice and His invitation. And I much prefer cheery yellow to gloomy gray. In this great day when most women wave banners of authenticity about our pasts, we crouch back from honesty about our presents. The one who obeys God's instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow. I walked right by it. TerKeurst's often self-deprecating humor and ability to be vulnerable, combined with insightful Bible references, make this a book women can relate to in a hundred little ways each day. Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. Any suggestions for a stronger deodorant? I'd pull out of line and circle back around if I could, but you can't at this drive-thru. Not being able to hear God's direction is the exact spot where this confusion gets so many of us in trouble. I love The Best Yes! So all my moments of trying to match this and that to keep up with expectations in this Pinterest-crazed world were all for nothing. And then—oh my, glory heavens—I remembered I was supposed to bring cookies to said party. “We must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please.”, “A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.”. Wise, warm, honest, funny, and do-it-now practical, this guide to making smart decisions is just the thing for those of us who have too much on our calendars and need help to stop the madness. Because she's got to learn this lesson! Chapter 8 Consider the Trade 92. This is so true...how many times have i taken on tasks I am unsuited for or have little time to do a job well? Who knows? In The Best Yes she will help you: DRIVE-THRU ORDERING AND MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER are a bad combination. a. Great book! A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill." And just that morning she'd lost the battle for her life. But in its most basic form, a Best Yes is you playing your part. She loves all the animals on the farm, but she has a special fascination for the hens and their chicks. I tuck truth in my heart and as a trembling, brave one, I determine to charge upward and forward each day. Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no. I brushed it off. A few minutes to whisper, "God, I really want to do life right. Someone makes a request of me that I know right away is unrealistic. Think big, dream wild, and live fear-free!A brave life is not stumbled upon—it’s cultivated – We say with our mouths that we are trusting and relying on God, but are we really? Thanks! If you know it and believe it you'll live it. All from our drive-thru order taking too long. She acknowledges that some things about learning to decide wisely are difficult, such as letting go of self-imposed obligations—using what TerKeurst calls a "small no" to provide a "Best Yes" to opportunities that require attention and honor God. I just could not get into this book. But not missed because I was unaware. Pick it up! Don't you? I can't. One situation from the book that really stuck out to me was when the author was contemplating letting a dear friend who had a sitation, stay with her family. But I dread what saying yes will do to the already-running-on-empty me. Descriptions ping in my head: I'm tired. 1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. In my opinion, she absolutely made the wrong choice. 07/21/2014Bestselling author and popular blogger TerKeurst (Made to Crave) tackles a topic that's top of mind for practically every woman: making wise decisions. For two weeks now I have felt this prodding to have my daughter's friends over for a special dinner and Bible study night. Much of the advice was trite -- and aimed mostly at stay-at-home mothers. What is a Best Yes, you ask. Now I'd be using recycled Happy Birthday bags—wrinkled and well past their prime—for the gifts that needed to be wrapped right this second or we were going to be late for the Christmas party. I'm a little overwhelmed and a lot worn down. The tension mounts to where I know a honk is coming any minute now, I just know it is. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It wasn't quite the "approach" that I guess I would have preferred, but there were some good things to glean from it. I walked by a woman at church today with pale skin and a bald head. But kindle is good enough if it. This book, written to help women learn how to stop feeling overwhelmed with commitments and find their "Best Yes", does a pretty amazing job of rooting every precept heavily in Scripture. So I know that no matter what she chooses, she'll enjoy her meal. It is possible. Though I'm giving this book three stars, my heart may grant it four as I move away and contemplate what I've learned. Admitting that I sometimes need to reevaluate. I enjoyed this book. Good data to back everything else. I have yet to talk to her about it or set a date. It wasn't just about being too busy, it was also about my closed-fisted reaction when I knew he wanted to talk about giving money. Or misstepped right out of what should have been or what could have been. I can just be so flat-out rebellious sometimes. She takes way too long to give me her order. Start studying Engineering Chapter 2,3,4 & 5. In this case, the desire to please others by saying YES, when sometimes the answer should be a gentle NO.