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  1. Thanks so much for posting this I can’t wait to share this with my husband. As a couple who has been through unsurmountable storms the last 3 years. We have come to hate when we hear “God doesn’t put on you more than you can handle” It literally makes us sick to hear. We know “our” power and we certainly know Gods power and the things we’ve had to conquer we would have thrown in the towel many times if not for knowing and having a relationship with the FATHER. Thanks so much again for your inspiring posts.

  2. We just finished the movie: The inn at the 6th happiness! What an inspiring woman! Such a great role model for our 8 young children (11 & under). We also love the movie: Sheffey. Thank you for being a light to many. You have encouraged my heart many times. May the Lord continue to bless you for His glory.

    1. The book I mentioned in this post, Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime, was written by Janet and Geoff Benge. We’ve read several more of their missionary biographies over the years, including the stories of George Müller, William Carey, and Amy Carmichael, to name just a few.

      Gladys Aylward

      We liked those so much that my husband bought the entire set of the Benges’ biographies at a homeschool convention a couple of years ago. We are now working our way through all of them.

      In addition to these books, other missionary biographies I would recommend include:

      That last one’s not a missionary biography, per se, but is definitely an inspiring read.

  3. Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for this posting. I really needed to read this. Things at work have not been easy as I feel like I am the one that needs to pick up the slacks of others and hence I have too much on my plate to handle. So was my thoughts. But after reading the bible examples you highlighted and Glady’s story, I feel very blessed that God has entrusted to me the work that I can do well. Thank you.

    1. I’m glad the post encouraged you, Steph. A change in attitude can make a huge difference in how heavy the workload feels, even if your coworkers never learn to pull their weight — though I’m praying they will, for their sake as much as for your own.

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