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Monday, March 26, 2012

Eternal Encouragement Review

As a Gabby Mom my March review is of the Spring 2012 issue of Eternal Encouragement Magazine. I had a subscription before I was a Gabby Mom, too.
When my EE came I was glad to have a chance to read it right away. I enjoy EE because it’s written by moms like me- Christian, stay-at-home, homeschooling, and obviously writing- most who have been where I’m going and farther. The theme is Chaos. I have unfaithfully followed FlyLady for years so I immediately thought of “Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome”.  I’m thankful my home is no longer in that state, inside of me however can be a different story.
I enjoyed reading tips about cleaning and organizing my home. The articles shared struggles, tips and ideas. I was thankful for the articles that focused on the interior chaos, as well as my home.  My home is only a reflection of my heart, or maybe I can only get it as together as my heart.
Here are some quotes that impacted me:

Relating to God:
 He wants us to listen to Him, learn, and follow what He says, not what we think He meant or what someone else says He meant. He doesn’t want us to add to what He said and end up following our own religious practices.
Thoughts from the Doodle Bug by Lorrie Flem 
On parenting:
Make a new plan and a new list. Start praying and singing out loud.
Figure out the small doable steps for getting the chaos under control. ~ Lorrie Flem

We train our hearts and theirs to lean toward being welcoming rather than feeling the need to be entertaining. ~ Phyllis Sather

On health:
These little glands work hard every day helping to maintain balance in our bodies. When they are functioning as God intended, we can handle a good deal of busyness. If they are continually being called on to produce extra hormones because of too much stress, even the daily activities of our lives can leave us feeling overwhelmed.
Carla Jacks & Dawn Hamilton

Chaos in my life:
It is my heart’s desire to make my home one that honors the Lord and a place that my family loves. I want to be a godly woman.
I have to take my petition before the Lord and ask Him to reveal the flaws in my character and help me with the most important job He has blessed me with. ~ Mary Cheatham

If you would like to read your own copy of Eternal Encouragement Magazine  subscriptions are available printed and digital. Any subscription receives the NEW EE Etc. Web Magazine that is published 8 times a year. EE Etc. Web Magazine has full magazine articles that are only available to Eternal Encouragement Subscribers via a new online magazine website.  

If you are like me you will find eternal encouragement in EE magazine.

Eternal Encouragement Magazine is published by Eternal Encouragement, the ministry of Lorrie Flem.


  1. Love the quotes you shared. THANKS!

  2. Isn't it nice that you can always depend on EE to be the "breath of fresh air" we need, just when we need it? Great job and thanks for sharing!

    1. The "breath of fresh air" is always nice, Carie. Thank you for reading.