Let. It. Go. Book Announcement–and a Giveaway!

Well, sweet moms, Thanksgiving is over. Don’t you sometimes get to the end of the Thanksgiving meal and just say … “Whew! I did it!” I hope you had many hands to make light work of the cleanup. Perhaps today there will be time for a cup of tea and a bit of reflection.

But wait–now it’s time to start shopping for Christmas, right?

There’s always something new to do! There can be so much stress during this season, and the running around and constant busy-ness gets to me, too. This year I’m actually thinking I’ll probably miss all the extra activities having school-aged children in the house afforded, truth be told! And so if it’s not one thing, it’s another. There will still be presents to buy, meals to prepare, friends to host and surprises to plan, but most of all my heart will need to be reminded of the reason even the shops and the malls are full of worship songs–Jesus has come!

This seems a perfect time to introduce my friend Karen Ehman’s newest book! With all the pressures of this time of year, it’s a good time to think about the fact that we really *don’t* have to manage every detail of life (since that’s impossible, anyway!) Here’s a bit about it–and you may even win a copy! Here’s what Karen has to say …

LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith

By Karen Ehman

Foreword by Candace Cameron Bure

Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals prepared, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to where they’re going on time. But sometimes our strength of being conscientious can morph into the weakness of being a slight—or all out—control freak! This humorous, yet spiritually practical book will help you to:

  • Take control of your schedule yet welcome interruptions from God
  • Draw the line between mothering and micromanaging
  • Influence your husband instead of manipulating him
  • Learn to control your emotions when you can’t control the circumstances
  • Stop pursuing the appearance of perfection and start pursuing the person of God

NOTE: A 6-week teaching DVD and Bible Study guide is also available for group and individual use.

Purchase Link:

http://www.proverbs31.org/store/product/let-it-go/

 

Bonus:

From Chaos to Calm - Let it GoBONUS: A Free Holiday Resource for You! From Chaos to Calm: The LET. IT. GO. Christmas Challenge

And, you might just win a Kindle Fire for participating!

Do you often have Norman Rockwell-like expectations about the holidays — the decorations, the food, the gifts, the activity — laden schedule, the family get-togethers?

There are many areas where women want to exert control ensuring the perfect yuletide season. What if we learned instead to let go of unrealistic expectations and embrace an “out-of-control” Christmas this year: relaxing and relating in a peaceful manner while letting others offer input and ultimately allowing God to call the shots?

This five-day challenge will allow Christmas to go from chaos to calm as you learn to control what you should and trust God with what you can’t. The result? Less stressing and more blessing! Details at www.karenehman.com–or you can just click the cute “From Chaos to Calm” button to find out more!

Two readers will win a copy of Karen’s book, so please leave a comment below to enter. Tell me … what’s the area of life you could use the most help  in “letting go?”

I’ll have random.org choose a winner on Tuesday at 5pm EST!

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Comments

  1. Elisa says

    I think the I need the most help in taking it back. I give things up to God all the time, but I end up taking them back from Him. I forget that he has me covered.

  2. says

    I guess I would have to say the one area I would need help in is Letting DH run the show and be responsible for more things. Its been hard with him having health issues.

  3. Jennifer L. says

    I need to have more control over my emotions when things aren’t going my way. I tend to get upset and lash out, mostly at my husband. The thing that attracts me most is the idea of not having to be perfect! It’s hard for me to admit I’m weak.

  4. Jenny says

    Remembering that my children first belong to God, then to me. His plan for them is much better than mine, despite my attempts to micromanage them.

  5. Lesia says

    My area that needs most improvement? Definitely getting back to mothering my oldest. Since our 7 week old was born I feel I’ve lost touch with my oldest and have begun micromanaging him. I want very badly to reconnect with him.

  6. Lillian says

    I would be truly blessed at this moment to win the book Let it Go, since I have a hard time with my emotions and life’s problems and making quiet time with God. Things in my life are crazy right now and most of the time I cry and at times I get angry, even angry at God when no answers come, I need to believe more that God is listening and preparing everything in the order of His will and know that not to take it into my hands and try to figure it out myself. Thank you for the opportunity to win a book that my mind, and soul needs now. Blessings. :)

  7. Angela says

    I am a homeschooling mother of four, nine weeks pregnant with baby number five. The past few weeks I have felt so tired, nauseous, and moody. It is hard to let go of the desire to get everything done that I was able to get done before the pregnancy and the guilt that goes along with not being able to “do it all” anymore. This book sounds like it would help support and strengthen me mentally as we head into the Christmas season. There is going to be a lot that I will have to let go of! :)

    • Ruth says

      Angela, I’m pregnant with my 6th baby and am extremely sick. It is soooo hard to keep positive when you are fighting nausea. I just want you to know that you are not alone in how you are feeling.

  8. Deanne says

    This has been a crazy year for us. My children are getting more serious about their sports, requiring us to be at more practice activities, our homeschooling work has increased substantially with this year’s grade levels, my husband is retiring from the Air Force this summer and looking for a new job, we will be moving again, selling our house, buying a new one….I definitely need to let it go!

  9. Amanda says

    I NEED this! So bad! I’m so frustrated all the time from trying to micromanage everything! I’ve recently discovered that although I love and adore my husband and children, I’ve lost the joy in my job of taking care of them. I need to learn to let some things go and get the right perspective upon me again.

  10. Kristie says

    I need to let go of trying to be perfect in all things. I know I’m not, but that doesn’t keep me from trying and focusing on it. It ends up stealing the joy that can be possible.

  11. Donna says

    Homeschool mom of 12 years… My first born son graduates this year and letting go is, well all I can do is go to God and trust Him. By far the hardest thing I have ever had to walk through.

  12. stephanie says

    My area would mirror that of many who have written before. I too have multiple children ranging in age from 18 – 1 and letting go of the eldest is very difficult. I could also use help in managing all the emotions of being a wife and mother.

  13. Alicia says

    I have 3 boys and my oldest has autism (13). I need to let go of the outcome of the therapy and work that I’ve done with my son and know that God has him in His hand. I need to do that with all 3 of my boys : )

  14. melody graham says

    It is difficult to wait for God to do the work that only he can do in my family. How do I trust him and continue to have joy when I can’t see any outward sign of change?

  15. Corey says

    There is a specific issue with my dh that I just need to let go and let God take it. Having such a hard time just leaving it with God.

  16. Kelli says

    I need to let go of complaining/speaking my mind to those around me and go to God first! I know he’s able to handle all my worries and care but I make myself more stressed when deep down I know I wouldn’t be so stressed if I just went to him first.

  17. Heidi says

    This book looks WONDERFUL! I especially appreciate the description of our female desire to manipulate our husbands rather than INFLUENCE. Lord knows I need help in this area. My sweet husband and I have been married for six years, and yesterday we enjoyed our first ‘family’ holiday with our 10 month old son. :)

    My husband has a small job, but has been looking for a larger/family supporting position for almost eight months. My desire to push and “help” isn’t really supportive. I am desperate to find a prayerful way to become a soft and supportive wife.

    Thanks for the chance to win. AND thank you so much for the TREMENDOUS blessing of your ministry! :)

  18. Melinda T says

    I would have to say my emotions. When things don’t go “my” way I can get upset and act like a young child, which isn’t good especially when I have young children of my own!

  19. Jeanette Pauls says

    Trying to control my husband. That is an area I struggle with a lot. I really don’t like to admit it, but it is true. I thank God that we are working on it together.

  20. Sharon says

    So many areas. At the moment though, not trying to take control of a family situation that isn’t mine to deal with would be a good start.

  21. Amy says

    All of that sounds good! I feel like I have gone from being very laid-back and “go with the flow” to being a major control freak. Moreso with each child added, mostly because I feel like if something is not done at exactly the scheduled time, there will not be any other time to do it.

  22. Sara says

    This book looks awesome. I have a general control problem, but I feel like it comes out most when I’m parenting my preschooler!

  23. Karisa says

    I have a hard time letting go of the false idea that I have to “do it all”. Homeschool, from scratch meals, clean house….it’s a physical impossibility to do everything that I often have on my mental to-do list. Relationships need to be more important at our house, than a freshly washed floor.

  24. Tona says

    Letting go to allow the Lord to do the work He alone can do in my husband to break us and make us more like Jesus. Letting go to allow the Lord to use my husband’s divorce and breaking up of our family (of which neither me or God or our children want) for His glory. Letting go of the expectation of many years now to be super Proverbs 31 woman. The big keywords of this year from the Word has been Let, Be, Do.

  25. says

    Wow, tough questions. I think for me, I need to let go of my dreams for the future. I need to just trust that God’s best for me is good, even if it’s different than what I had hoped for my life.

  26. Linsay says

    I need to let go of the ideal of a perfectly clean home! With four children running around, I’m pretty sure that is impossible ;-)

  27. Deb says

    Letting go? Hmm, I think it would be letting go of perfection. With 5 children, 2 in laws, 4 grandbabies under 4 and neighbors our holidays are not picture perfect! BUT, hopefully they are full of joy and sweet relationship building!

  28. jill says

    umm..letting go of control in everything!!! LOL….it feels like that some days. but mostly i need to let go of trying to control how my days go. i try to have a schedule, but my kids are so young..i really need to just relax and enjoy this season of them being so little.

  29. Joy price says

    I’d love to let go in the area of planning away our upcoming move back to the states from being abroad 3.5 years. I’d love to have peace and joy in it.

  30. says

    I need to let it go with… the interruptions. It is you Dear Sally who has made me aware of this problem recently! Divine appointments, chances to minister, to love… squandered or turned into moments of hurtful response. ;(

  31. Kristy says

    When it comes to my girls health issues I really need to do a better job of letting God carry this burden and not trying to carry it myself, it is so heavy.

  32. GemmaH says

    I need to let go of having my home clean all the time and also the expectations others have on me…as a homeschooling mum I find I don’t always have the time to live up to my ideals of teaching and discipling my kids because I’m so busy yelling that the house is a mess AGAIN!! I do need to just let it go and enjoy my precious babies before they aren’t here to enjoy anymore.

  33. sarah says

    Oh my goodness, I think this book may actually have been written for me! I cannot possibly say which one area I need most help with because EVERY single one on that list is me. I really need HELP. Thanks.

  34. Meagan says

    I need help in letting go of expections. Expections of what my children’s behavior should be, of what my day should be like, my marriage, so many other expections that when they are not meant effect my attitude poorly.

  35. Marie says

    I would have to say letting go of “me”. Letting go of every desire and motivation that I have for my life and instead entrusting God to take over.

  36. Kali says

    When I first saw “book announcement” I thought “What?? I didn’t know Sally had ANOTHER book in the works!! Oh… wait… It’s not Sally’s” lol… But I’m glad you announced Karen Ehman’s – what I’ve read so far of her work is great too :-)

    Biggest area I need to let go in? I don’t know if I can pinpoint just one area! What I need in a more general sense is suggestions for finding balance. I’m very much an “all or nothing” personality. My natural inclination is either to be overly perfectionistic and jump into something way too deep – or not bother even trying (because I know I can’t do it perfectly). You can imagine the sort of chaos that flip-flopping wreaks on things like housework, schedules, etc. It’s finding that “happy medium” that is always the struggle for me.

  37. Ellen Svennes says

    I know the area I need the most help in is letting go of expectations and going with a new way when the plan I had is thwarted. I tend to get very frustrated and take a while being ok with the new plan, usually at my husband’s or children’s expense unfortunately.

  38. Michelle says

    Interruptions! I need to “see” interruptions as divine appointments. I get stressed out when unexpected things happen during the day!

  39. Jenny Cypher says

    The area I have the hardest time letting go is – everything! I have a huge tendency to try to micromanage everything, and it’s so stressful! But I am trying to let go and continually submit to God. I definitely need help – this book sounds great! Blessings to you! *u*

  40. Hillary says

    For me the hardest thing to let go of is my problems. I try to pray about them and give them to the Lord then I take them back to stew and chew trying to figure out what to do :o) I rarely just leave them at His feet the way I should.
    Thank you for this giveaway!!

  41. says

    I am at the age that holidays are no longer fun. With working just to survive that is all I can do. Then college full time. I am just wiped out. Let go let go let go~~~

  42. Becky says

    I need to let go of my expectations for my kids, and allow God to be in control of their lives. They are 7, 6, and twin 4 year olds. I don’t want to hinder who God wants them to be by trying to form them into perfect little ladies.

  43. Mary Etta says

    When I saw the highlights of this book, my heart leapt! I am struggling with each of those issues and more! But to name one area that I would like help in right now is the area of encouraging my husband and being a life giver to him and not a life taker.

  44. Danielle says

    This topic has clearly hit a nerve (judging by the long list of replies and the fast beating of my own heart:) – thank you for addressing it!
    With my mouth, I confess that I trust God…but I’m afraid my actions often speak otherwise. Too often I feel anxiety about whether I’m teaching my children enough about God or leading a life worthy of their emulation. Instead of gently leading or pointing them to the Lord, I push. Recently the Lord reminded me that I am not to do the Holy Spirit’s work. It is his job to convict, to reveal himself, and to bring my children’s hearts home…Lord, teach me to step aside and let you. How refreshing! I can’t wait…

  45. says

    Going through one of the most difficult seasons of my life so far. (kids in college plus younger ones). Am learning that the interruptions to my agenda are actually God’s specific will for my life. My brain knows it, but I have trouble transferring it to my heart as of late.

  46. Julie says

    I need to let go that I’m not here to please and impress anyone but the Lord. Also that when my children act up that it’s not about their outward behavior and how others see them, but their heart and turning their hearts towards God.

  47. says

    I’m so thankful for your ministry! I found your book Ministry of Motherhood on a friends’ bookshelf and I am LOVING it! Thank you for such a wonderful tool! We live overseas and it’s always encouraging to me to come across a ministry like this. Thank you for what you do!

  48. Nichole says

    I need to let go of my stress and anxiety about the house. I need to improve my home management skills without sharing my stress with the kids.

  49. Sheri P says

    I need to let go of the perfect house and meals when we have someone over. I tend to get on an emotional roller coaster.(not pretty)

  50. Deb S. says

    Letting Go…. So many of us deal with this problem. Reading all the posts made me reflect on just how difficult it is for so many in our busy world. Having just lost my Dad, and my brother a cople of years ago, I was feeling I needed to do it all for my mother. Her needs came first,. God gives be my strength each day to move forward, and I need to let him walk with me through this journey as care giver. My heart feels lighter just reading all the posts, as I know when we let go of our feelings like writing them down, we are asking for Gods help, and He hears. Blessings to all who take the time to post.

  51. Shelley R. says

    Letting my kids grow up. Letting them explore their physical limits outside, their not toddlers anymore. I knew when our youngest at three began alpine skiing I’d have a challenge in this area when we as a family thrive outside. I don’t want to be left behind as their abilities increase, nor be the mom whose telling them to “be careful” needlessly, nor be excluded because I can’t let go of the anxiety that wells as I think about the what ifs.

  52. says

    The hardest area I struggle with letting go is the desire to control everything. I often feel like my children’s struggles are mine to fix or that they are a direct reflection of something I’ve done. I need to let go and remember that God is in control of their futures. :)

  53. Sheila Bice says

    For me it would be family relationships. I really struggle trying not to get anxious when it looks like our teen or young adult children (or even my husband :) ) might make a choice that will not be the wisest or best, and especially if it might lead to problems. But I struggle with anxiety even more when it involves the spiritual welfare of our children, when it looks like their thinking might be clouded too much by our culture instead of by God’s Word. I want so much to have the right words to say that will fix it and help them see and understand so they will make a wise decision, but often the only right words are words of prayer to my dear, heavenly Father who know how to handle the situation far better than I do. Giving the situation to Him and then leaving it there and not becoming anxious anyway can be a difficult thing for me.

  54. Sarah B. says

    I need to let go of keeping my house impossibly clean and play with my children instead. It leaves me so uptight about everything I cannot even enjoy relaxing with my family!

  55. Sheila Sepulveda says

    I need to let go when my kids get sick…I know I cannot control the situation but I always try and I ALWAYS get overwhelmed! Instead I know I need to give it to God…and let Him heal my children. I really could use this book to show me how to do that! Thanks for considering me :)

  56. Danielle B says

    After being out of the home for the past 10 years GOD has allowed me to be a full time homemaker once again. I need to let go of trying to “do it all”! I am back to daily Bible study but I still want to “tell” GOD how my day is going to go rather than let GOD have the control.

  57. Sarah says

    The area I struggle most with is trusting God with those I love. I fear for my husband and children and it’s crippling at times. I know God wants me to trust Him and let that burden go!

  58. Karla S. says

    I need more help learning to let go of my expectations for others (especially when I don’t speak them and just assume.)

  59. Darcey says

    I would love to win this book. There is so much in my life that makes it hard to be in control. It makes for very difficult days. I need to learn to “Ket It Go”! With 4 kids (youngest is 17 months) and a mother in law with dementia every day is out of control. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

  60. Becky J says

    I need to let go of the Martha Stewart mentality-that every detail of our home/parties and gifts need to be “perfect”…I also need to downsize what all I do-last year I landed in the hospital after 5 holiday parties we hosted and over 100 gifts we gave- including a gazillion homebaked goodies..phew, makes me tired just thinking about it…I just want to bless all those I love..it is a struggle…Merry Christmas all!

  61. says

    Mine right now is letting go of trying to keep the body and face that I had 10 years ago. (You know, before I had three humans pass through it!) Such an ungoldly waste of time!

  62. Michelle says

    Wow! Seems like i need this in every area of life…but especially with regards to my kids who have special learning needs…..

  63. Catherine says

    My biggest need is to let go the cultural expectations and what my performance says about me, so I can focus fully on Jesus instead. If we don’t have a Southern Living home and a Martha Stewart gift exchange, Jesus is still King and worthy of worship.

  64. says

    I really need to learn to let go of the way I think things should go and invite interruptions. I need to let go of my own expectations of what I think should be happening.

  65. LLMom says

    I really need to let go of the control I think I have over my children’s lives and how they turn out. I really need to let go and let God.

  66. hillarey says

    I’m definitely learning to let go of trying to do/be everything. I can’t have a perfectly clean house allthe timme. :)

  67. Jacquie Olsen says

    Being a mother of two 2-year-olds, I need to let go of the fact that I can manage everything I want to. Truly at this point my focus and priority is on my little ones and I need to be content with that alone. I don’t have time or energy for me or hobbies. Of course I also need to better reserve energy for my husband too who deserves all of me and not my leftovers. Too often feeling overwhelmed.

  68. Amber V. says

    I struggle with letting go & trusting God in regarding ongoing health struggles & my children’s health as well. Also in letting go of my plans, hope & dreams when God’s plan is different than I’d thought it would be… this book sounds like such a blessing!

  69. Tania says

    I am slowly learning that I have to let go of trying to be or have the perfect life as a Christian to non-believers… The LORD is teaching me that the greatest witness we can be is just living REAL through the trials of life, the difference is holding onto God’s promises and our faith in Christ… :-)

  70. says

    It’s been a hard year, and lots of chances for “letting go”. Trouble is, I haven’t let go where and when I needed to, and now, things are very hard for me. It’s been hard to cope. What I know is that I need to find a new calm. I know that peace is a Person and comes in the form of Jesus. Oh, how I praise Him for being my Peace. And so, it is this that I must rest in… despite circumstances and feelings (that change day to day).

  71. says

    Stuck.In.A.Rut.

    That sums up the last 2.5 years for myself. Thank you Sally for this blog post! I can (unfortunately) relate to what you’ve written.

    Like some of the other readers commented, I let it go, but take it back from God–like I don’t trust Him. And I do. But I am not allowing myself to let it go completely. It’s a struggle.

    Thank you so much! God bless your kind heart! :)

  72. Melissa says

    I need to let go of the “shoulds”. I should get more done, have better behaved children, have a cleaner house, be a better mom, be a better wife, spend more time with the Lord, and get more sleep.

  73. Lauren says

    I need to let go in my parenting. I sometimes feel like I’m suffocating my children by trying to control everything. Looks like a good and timely read for me.

  74. says

    I need to let go of my house…it’s a royal mess, and I’m slowly taking it back from the chaos, but I need to let THAT go. It’s ok if I never get it exactly the way I want it…with 3 boys under age 6 it will be like this for a few years, I think.

  75. Erin says

    I need to let go of my schedule/to do list trumping any and everything, especially where my kids are concerned…the “hurry-up” syndrome I suffer from, in getting out the door, to running in and out of the store so I can move on to the next place, to even rushing through school sometimes, all so I can get stuff crossed off my list.

  76. Ruth says

    It has been difficult trusting God in the future of our country ( the USA). To know that we will be paying tax dollars for abortions, and that marriage is not defined how God intended it, makes me fearful of our religious freedoms in the near future

  77. Allison says

    I think I most need to learn to delegate. Sometimes I just think it is easier to do it myself even when the job is too big for me alone! Letting others lead in their own way.

  78. Leah says

    Allowing others to help me when I am sick, allowing others to know about my illness and the struggles that go along with it.

  79. Anelle says

    I have to let go of the idea of “perfection” – both in myself and in others. In letting go of that it would be much easier to accept and extend grace!

  80. Anna says

    O my how this post spoke to me! I just got finished telling my husband,….I am only one person, how can I possibly do all that is required of me in the next few weeks? Daily bread is what I need. Hope I win.

  81. Abigail says

    Letting go of the outcome of my children is often what I think about. I can do all I can to disciple them and discipline them and produce right behavior, but it is God alone who can change their hearts. And sometimes I slide back into acting like it’s MY job to change them to become more like Christ, which only produces frustration.

  82. Cynthia says

    Letting go of my perfectionism in regards to myself…I want to be supermom, superhomeschooler, superfriend, etc., etc….

  83. Amy says

    Wow, reading through all of these is such a blessing, knowing that we all struggle is somewhat comforting. I need to let go of the control-issue in general. I don’t think I realize how much of an issue it is, or that it is ok to let go and relax a bit until I read things like this. I have to purposefully and intentionally go about it. Thank you for a chance to win, and thank you for recommending the book! It is very timely.

  84. Victoria O'Berry says

    For me it is letting go of my fears. My husband has early alzheimer’s and parkinson’s both, and my whole vision for our family has shifted. I have been moved completely out of my comfort zone and am learning to trust God for one day at a time. I am learning lessons I thought I already knew.

  85. TIffany T says

    I need help saying “no” and focusing on what’s important – my family. I stay very busy, too busy. I want to slow down and enjoy my life!

  86. Lori says

    The thing I struggle most with giving up control in is our finances. I need to learn to rest and trust in God’s provision.

  87. Amanda says

    I get migraines 16 days out of every month, sometimes a tad less, sometimes a tad more. I am on my 6th doctor with visits 2 and 3 times a week. As a mother of 3, this is A LOT. I have begged God for direction. My hormones seem to be out of whack and they are trying to find a balance. Out of whack hormones affects all aspects of my life. I have such high standards and ideals and want to live a full life….if only the pain would stop. I have been pleading with God to help me in this area, as well as to give me a close friend that lives nearby. I crave connection and need it badly in my life right now. I have been pleading with God in these two areas for years. I need to be able to let go and embrace the moments.

    • Jodie R says

      Amanda, I just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone. I’m a mother of four, homeschooling, lonely as a military wife with NO local close friends. I have battled migraines for 20 years. And I know that you know that unless you actually struggle with migraines, it’s hard for anyone to truly understand. So…I just wanted to reach out quickly here and let you know that I’m praying for you, and hope that God will give you the grace to continue to endure whatever He brings into your life, and that you will be able to rest in Him fully. Whether we have any good friends nearby on earth, and my faith is too small to live this out most days, Jesus truly is ALL we need! But I will ask Him to give you a local dear friend, too. :-) Please just know that you are not alone…I’m walking a similar journey, and God will never leave or forsake you, as I’m sure you know. Praying His presence brings you peace and comfort today – especially if it’s a migraine day! Blessings to you in Christ….

  88. Stefannye says

    With 4 littles ones under foot our lives seem in constant chaos. There is much to let go, but my own expectations top the list.

  89. Mirinda says

    Mine is letting go of trying to control/direct every minute of my children’s little lives! Homeschooling has made this a big issue for me. They are getting older and I’m trying to ease up a bit but it’s hard!

  90. Connie says

    I have an issuing in wanting to control my children’s career. Can you say STAGE MOM! Did I just say children and career in one sentence???? UGGGG

  91. Lorene says

    LOL what shouldn’t I let go:) Mainly trying to do everything, be everything, control everything… this book would be good…:)

  92. Jessica says

    I need to let comparing myself to others and trying to make myself into the person I want to be and start being the person, friend, mother, and wife who God made me to be. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  93. Ione Wise says

    Hmmmm…… I think my biggest struggle is letting go of perfectionism and yet not “giving up” on goals and ideals altogether out of weariness or frustration. Finding the balance between the two extremes can be hard for me.

    Ione
    :-)

  94. Lisa Brickle says

    My biggest problem is my to-do list. I look at all the things that need to get done, the things I would like to do and become so overwhelmed. It becomes something so much bigger than it should be. If only I could take a task at a time and enjoy the moment. I want to view work as a blessing. Not be fearful because I become overwhelmed and feel incapable.

  95. michelle h says

    the holidays are hard – trying to create “perfect” memories like my childhood ones. the reality though is that when my sister and i reminisce, it isn’t about the times that were Normal rockwell like, it the silly things that went wrong! trying to remember that and stay sane!

  96. Trina says

    I find letting go of all my good intentions difficult… perfect decorations, activities, baking, advent devotions, clean house, etc…

  97. Lindsay says

    I find it hard to let. it. go when it comes to cooking in my kitchen. I like having control – I prefer to do the cooking. But when my husband tries his hand at it, I sort of freak out, internally. I assume he’s not going to do it “right”, or should I say, “my way”. I cannot seem to loosen the strings!

  98. Jodie R says

    What do I need to let go of? Pretty much everything. Right now…the biggest thing is pain. Hurt. Oh, but there’s so much more. Thank God He is able to help us to do this!!!

  99. Dena says

    I’ve JUST discovered you, Sally! How have I homeschooled for these past 6 years and not heard of you??? :) I am so thankful for your heart and your writing! Also for introducing us to other Godly women that encourage us to live this life God has given us and live it WELL! My unrealistic expectations is what I need to LET. GO. of. Hard, hard. God has given me a few set things to do, but I choose to pile it on until those things get pushed to the back all in the name of what others think and usually also what I THINK I need to be doing…. it’s the rat race that God did NOT design. Thank you again. So, so encouraging!

  100. Deb V says

    I need to let go of my soon to be adult kids. It is really hard to let them make their own decisions but they need to learn to be responsible for their actions.

  101. Sherri J says

    I can really use this dealing with my teens….I need to let them make choices and hold them accountable for the choices they make.

    • Sally says

      Amber, you are one of our winners! Please email your address to momheart at gmail dot com and we will have your book sent! Congratulations!

  102. Dawn Stoltzfus says

    I would be thrilled to win the book Let.It. Go. Books are my mentors and to hear her thoughts on control, I am sure would bring even more growth to my own soul. Cheers to the winner!

  103. Sarah says

    I would like to let go of trying to keep my house perfect–it seems to be the only thing that gives me peace–when every thing is done on my list. But I never seem to enjoy life because my list is never done. I want to let go and enjoy my husband and kids.

  104. Kathleen says

    We adopted our two oldest children. We later learned our daughter has fetal alcohol effects. She has once again moved home with two children (3 & under 1). Letting go of her future and that of her children as we watch her make poor choices is my greatest difficulty.

  105. Catherine says

    My husband what acting weird for some weeks, and like nothing he said what he leaving us me, and our 2 kids. I was referred by a good friend of mine to contact Priestessmunak@gmail.com, I thought it is crazy, he gave me my husband back, and like its not a problem. Priestess Munak gave me the peace back to my home. I will be forver indebted to you.

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