Friday, September 18

She Did What She Could


Today, I bring you Elisa Morgan. She is a nationally recognized speaker and the author of more than fifteen books, including the best–selling What Every Mom Needs and Mom's Devotional Bible.

Elisa has served as CEO of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International since 1989. She is also the publisher of MomSense and FullFill magazines and is a frequent contributor to Christianity Today.

Elisa is married to Evan (vice president of strategic development for RBC Ministries, known internationally for Our Daily Bread, and founder of christiancourses.com). They have two grown children and one grandchild and live in Centennial, Colorado.

In Elisa’s own words, she talks about her latest book She Did What She Could

Most of us care. We really do. We care about poverty and injustice, about orphans and the sick. And yet, weighed down by the everyday load of bringing home a paycheck, putting food on the table, and taking care of our family demands, we question our ability to make a difference. Bombarded by one celebrity help-the-world-athon after another, we shrug our shoulders in futility and do absolutely nothing.

Enter SDWSC (She Did What She Could). Based on the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume in Mark 14, SDWSC provides overwhelmed, yet service-seeking, significance-starved readers a realistic response to the seemingly unmeetable needs around us.

Five letters. Unthinkable power.

Most of us care. We really do. We care about poverty and injustice, about orphans and the sick. And yet, weighed down by the everyday tasks of bringing home a paycheck, putting food on the table, and shuttling kids around, we question our ability to make a difference. Bombarded by one celebrity help-the-world-athon after another, we shrug our shoulders in futility and do absolutely nothing.

But what if we did . . .

Something?
Just one thing.

The thing that matters more than anything else in that one solitary moment.

What if we did just that? What if?

S•D•W•S•C

Five letters that have the power to change your life, free your spirit, and transform your world!

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She Did What She Could can be purchased at…

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

If you would like to have a chance to win Elisa’s book, please leave a comment on this post.



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12 Responses
  1. Andi Says:

    Lynn,
    This looks like a great read. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Andi (andinewberry(at)yahoo(dot)com


  2. Krista Lynn Says:

    Hi Lynn,
    Great blog! I would love the chance to win Elisa's book "She Did What She Could" It sounds like a beautiful read. Thank you so much!

    Krista Lynn
    @SweetPeaAngel (Twitter)


  3. Wow - just the concept has power. I can't imagine how inspiring the book will be. Thanks for sharing this.
    kshostak@comcast.net


  4. The book looks like a good one. Strange that so much of life is about that, if we will admit it - we can't do everything we think we ought to do, but there is something we can do...


  5. gr8teful Says:

    I find this concept amazingly comforting. I have felt that frustration--so many needs, so much pain--and a couple of years ago that phrase jumped off the Bible page for me. I can only hope that when my time is up, the Lord will look approvingly on me and say, "She did what she could."


  6. What a great way to help women see how much power we have with a simple word or deed. I'm looking forward to reading this!


  7. I will have to check this out!


  8. Looks like such a great book! It is so important to remember that guilt is a lie of Satan. All God wants is for us to dwell in His presence.

    feelchicboutique @ gmail. com


  9. Elisa is fantastic. I had the pleasure of going to a MOPS conference and the truth God gave to moms through her transformed so many, including me.

    I'd love a copy of this one!

    Hugs to you Lynn!


  10. Dawn Wilson Says:

    Marilyn Williams of Safe Harbor Ministries also has a book by the same title! (A Bible Study)


  11. Hi Lynn,

    What an important lesson to learn. God holds us accountable for the work He gives us to do, not for the needs of the whole world. How can we hear His voice to do His will if we are too stressed out by all the needs we can NOT meet? SDWSC will free many.

    Be blessed!

    Lynnda


  12. Hi Lynn,

    She Did What She Could is so needed today. So many of us think we can't do anything to help others, even one other. In the power of our Lord Jesus, we can. "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."

    ~ Blessings, Lucy