Is this you?


Before I share my heart here,
please know this post
is not easy for me.

I am a bit modest (to say the least).

I can talk about paint colors and furniture placement till the cows come home

BUT

let the subject turn to private  matters and I turn to mush.

So why am I writing about such things now?

Because if just one of you can be reached by this it will be worth it!

If you answer yes to any of these questions,

we may just be BFF's before you know it.

1)Do you struggle between being a Christian and a PMS-crazed woman?

2) Do you feel ashamed complaining about things you would give your life up for?


3) Do you feel guilty not always being the giving wife you know he deserves?


Yep....I told you this would get a bit
Ummm... uncomfortable.
For me anyways...ha!

I struggle to live as a godly woman, a good Mom, and a giving wife.

Often my favorite blogs become my worst enemy.

(Trying to live up to their standards and stats will only wear you)

Why me Lord?

Why am I such a mess?

I don't have the answers on PMS but I know two sources that do.

One ..The Bible.
Weird I know but trust me on this one.

Two...a friend named Lorraine Pintus.

She is the author and precious soul behind


I first heard of her during a radio talk show.
I sat in my car drenched in sweat and tears listening as she described me.

I never thought of myself as a woman who struggles with PMS....
who was I fooling?
Not my family nor my dear husband....just myself.

The most horrible symptoms of hormonal swings are often not the aches in our bodies,
but the assaults on our souls that rip our identity
and tear at the fabric of our noble calling as woman.

So true!

Lorraine shares her struggles through the challenges of womanhood. She provides practical and biblical wisdom on topics that many of us are afraid to share.

I love her honesty,
her humor
 but most of all her biblical perspective on our crazy ride we call

Womanhood!

Whewwww... I made it through this far.

Still with me?

Lorraine says,
" it IS possible to live as a godly woman even during hormonal hurricanes".
Thank you Lorraine!


God says,

"I can do everything through him who gives me strength"
Philippians 4:13
Thank you Lord!

Does this hit home to any of you?

Want to hear more?

Oh I have something fun coming!

Susie~


25 comments:

  1. You mean to tell me I'm not alone with this? Thank God! lol!

    I would absolutely love to hear more!

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  2. Susan,
    First of all your honesty is as refreshing as a cool running stream on a sweltering day.
    Yes, its quite a ride somedays, and sometimes alot of days, but so comforting and encouraging to know that we have our Lord Who understands and is more than ever-present to pick us up and strengthen us through it all.
    You're not alone....and its so good to share and bear one anothers burdens.
    This author sounds good!
    Id love to hear more!!

    Hugs!
    Deborah xxoox

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  3. Great post, I think we all suffer with this and try to make ourselves feel normal. I love that the Bible always has the answers, God is sooooooo good. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Can't wait to see what you have for us next. I need to read that book after you!

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  5. I think we all go through this as we get older...I know you described me...I look froward to your next post...Your BFF...lol ;)

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  6. What a great post! I am anxiously waiting your next one!

    Hugs to you and thank you for addressing this! I know it had to be difficult, but, well -- thank you.

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  7. What if I answered all three? : )

    I look forward to see what you've got up your sleeve!

    And you know I'll be your bff no matter what! : )

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  8. A friend told me something about 12 years ago that really affected how I lived out my cycle. She said simply this "getting your period is not an excuse to sin".

    chew on that for awhile. I did, and it's been refreshing ever since.

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  9. Ready to hear more... XOXO ;)

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  10. I struggle with this A LOT! THANKS for sharing!! Love your blog!!

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  11. Yes indeed this IS me too!!! I am so glad to know I'm not the only woman in blogland who struggles with the same things. Thank you for sharing this with us:)

    xo,

    Abby

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  12. please share more..i know just what u mean

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  13. Sometimes I feel alone in this...I can see from the comments, I'm not! Can't wait to hear more, Susie!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. I'm proud of you for sharing and opening up. It takes a lot to be vulnerable. I think every woman can relate to the PMS thing at one time or another in life.

    Blessings...
    hi-d

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  15. Can't wait to hear more!

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  16. Funny you wrote this...Yesterday I had an "appointment with THE Dr" and I felt this way ALL day...Thinking being a woman is not always what it is cracked up to be...mood swings...One week...tenderness in odd places one week ..you know the kind.. the "please do not touch me kind"...the headache the final week and fussing at everyone for the littlest things...Then Flow comes...(Or in my case doesn't)..That means if you are lucky you get to be sociable for about 4 -7 days a month....I am there with you!

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  17. #1, #2 #3,, YES! I think its something we all as women struggle with.. cant wait to hear more, would love to read the book.

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  18. I always thought menopause would be the answer, but the transition is just a hard to deal with! I find that I learn about grace and forgiveness much more when I am in need on the receiving side, rather than being the giver!! Learning to ask for grace and forgiveness is really hard for me, especially when I have to do it so often! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. You are not alone in the struggle. :)

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  19. susie.. youre a horrible person...JUST TEASING! oh course youre NOT the only one out there who has these things going on. nobody feels good all the time nobody responds the right way all the time and after the sacrifice of jesus, why should being a christian be sooo easy? the best part(and sometimes the worst) is he knows your thoughts and knows your HEART. he knows your struggles.he gets you. he gets you
    and blogs shmogs... the reality is there isnt a blogger out there who doesnt have dishes in the sink or dust on the shelf. oh sure not when they take pictures but a lot of life is going on between clicks of the camera. heck i could be in full hormone swing and stop and smile for a picture. christians struggle girl. they dont struggle in their beliefs they struggle with the world.
    youre normal even if you dont feel normal because its normal not to feel normal. ill stop because i could go on.
    i need more coffee.

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  20. Oh girl...you are SO speaking to me!

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  21. I can completely understand how you feel. I struggle with the same things. It's a challenge. I must read that book.

    Thank you for your honesty.

    Ruth

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  22. Susie? Are you reading my diary? I am my very worst enemy, the thoughts that go through my mind, are so critical, during those "times" and I struggle to keep my thoughts as Phil. 4:8 encourages us to do.
    Thank you for sharing your heart Susie and thank you for sharing about this book. I have sat many times in my truck, listening to Christian speakers who were talking directly to me. The Lord is so good to help us!! ;o)

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  23. Thank you for sharing! I'm not the only one?! Wow! I love what Paige said "getting your period is not an excuse to sin". His grace is enough!

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