Girlfriendit: Having A Mary Heart In A Martha World

As women, it is easy to get caught up in our to-do lists.  I (Patty) have a very "git-r-done", result-driven temperament; I like to know that my day was worth getting up for.  The problem with this personality is how are you measuring results?  What is your measuring stick?

When we get caught up in our "Martha World", our relationships, usually our most significant ones, can suffer.  So perhaps we could all take a little "Mary-check" and see where we are in this Martha world.

Our guest this week (January 30, 2014), Joanna Weaver, is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary  Spirit, Lazarus Awakening, and the award-winning gift book, With This Ring. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Focus on the Family, In Touch, Guideposts, and HomeLife.

- See more at: http://girlfriendit.org/?cat=184#sthash.V9JyREid.dpuf

 

As women, it is easy to get caught up in our to-do lists.  I (Patty) have a very “git-r-done”, result-driven temperament; I like to know that my day was worth getting up for.  The problem with this personality is how are you measuring results?  What is your measuring stick?

Not too long ago, Lisa and I were working when a couple of very good friends stopped by, surprising us with lunch. Rather than being grateful, I was a bit overt in my agitation, maybe even borderline rude, because this interruption was going to put us back a few hours on our deadline. Now, I’m not promoting a life without boundaries, but in hind-sight, there was plenty of time left for our project. I could and should have welcomed the fun of friendship and spirit of spontaneity, not to mention the yummy food!  I should have been eager to eat, drink, and be Mary!

When we get caught up in our “Martha World”, our relationships, usually our most significant ones, can suffer.  So perhaps we could all take a little “Mary-check” and see where we are in this Martha world.

Our guest this week, Joanna Weaver, is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary  Spirit, Lazarus Awakening, and the award-winning gift book, With This Ring. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Focus on the Family, In Touch, Guideposts, and HomeLife.

- See more at: http://girlfriendit.org/?cat=184#sthash.V9JyREid.dpuf

As women, it is easy to get caught up in our to-do lists.  I (Patty) have a very “git-r-done”, result-driven temperament; I like to know that my day was worth getting up for.  The problem with this personality is how are you measuring results?  What is your measuring stick?

Not too long ago, Lisa and I were working when a couple of very good friends stopped by, surprising us with lunch. Rather than being grateful, I was a bit overt in my agitation, maybe even borderline rude, because this interruption was going to put us back a few hours on our deadline. Now, I’m not promoting a life without boundaries, but in hind-sight, there was plenty of time left for our project. I could and should have welcomed the fun of friendship and spirit of spontaneity, not to mention the yummy food!  I should have been eager to eat, drink, and be Mary!

When we get caught up in our “Martha World”, our relationships, usually our most significant ones, can suffer.  So perhaps we could all take a little “Mary-check” and see where we are in this Martha world.

Our guest this week, Joanna Weaver, is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary  Spirit, Lazarus Awakening, and the award-winning gift book, With This Ring. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Focus on the Family, In Touch, Guideposts, and HomeLife.

- See more at: http://girlfriendit.org/?cat=184#sthash.V9JyREid.dpuf
Return to the GirlfriendIT Show Page
Link to Article
Recent Shows
Title Date
GirlfriendIT 05-28-2020- Parenting First Aid -Marty Machowski and Patty Wyatt
05-26-2020
GirlfriendIT 05-14-2020- The Belonging Project - W/Amberly Neese and Patty Wyatt
05-13-2020
GirlfriendIT 05-07-2020 WITH THESE WORDS: FIVE COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR MARRIAGE AND LIFE - W/ Rob Flood and Patty Wyatt
05-06-2020
GirlfriendIT 04-23-2020 How to be a better team player and communicator - W/ Patty Wyatt
04-22-2020
GirlfriendIT 04-10-2020 Quaranteening Teens: Boredom Boom w/Patty Wyatt
04-09-2020
Mediate It USA 3-19-20 What is Mediation and Why Would I Choose Mediation? ~ w/Patty Wyatt
03-18-2020
View All Podcasts
Connect with Lisa & Patty


 

Connect with GirlfriendIT


 

GirlfriendIt.com