I Came Unglued at Church #Facepalm & a NEW Unglued Giveaway!

 

 Some might remember, last August I flew to North Carolina to be a part of Lysa Terkeurst’s live Webcast for her newly released book Unglued.   (I’m at around minute 29) Well since then, the book Unglued has hit the New York Times Best Seller list and has stayed there for weeks on end!!!  Hooray!  And now Lysa has a new devotional coming out titled Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress.

Renee Swope, Me, Lysa Terkeurst, Kelly Stamps

 Not long ago – I came unglued at church.  #Facepalm  Oh yes, yes I did.  And it was not pretty.  You see my kids are in a Sunday evening program where they earn stickers for memory verses and service projects. And one evening we messed up and turned in a service project that did not “qualify”.  Being the rule followers that we are lol!, we apologized and went home and did another service project.  Then we went back and turned the new one in.  And again – it did not “qualify”…and that’s when it all went down hill…I became unglued.

Oh friends, if only I could turn back time and keep my mouth shut.  I went from talking to one leader to being passed off to the leader of the leaders – a dear friend of 10 years.  And forget that she and I were friends…I was on a mission to get my kid his sticker!!!  There we stood in a hallway with about 15 other people around, having a heated discussion about the definition of “service”.  

 Oh seriously – really? – at church? – two sisters in Christ who honestly love each other — who have stood shoulder to shoulder “serving”.  We’ve made 30 meals in one day for the meal ministry, just me and her and one other friend.  We’ve “served” for over 5 years together in the nursery.  I sat and watched her baby while she threw up with morning sickness in her shower, she showed up at my door with a meal my first week home with my newborn baby, we’ve studied the Bible together,  and have watched our children play and grow up together…and I’m haggling over a sticker in the hallway of our church!  #facepalm

Well, I got my sticker…but I acted like a fool!

The following Sunday, I walked into the worship service and sat down.  The Pastor announced we would be taking communion that morning.  We stood to sing and this friend came to the end of the pew and motioned for me to come with her to the hallway.  Ummmmm can you say awkward?

She went right to the point and shared how she couldn’t take communion without coming to me and making things right.  Then she proceeded to apologize {dagger to the heart}.  Not only did I act like a fool but now here she was making things right – while I had not even considered apologizing.  I assumed that since we knew each other so well, our heated discussion was not personal…but who was I kidding? I owed her an apology- goodness, I came unglued on her over a silly sticker!  My heart melted – I apologized too.  We hugged.

And then we took communion…  

And as I looked down at the cup of red drink and the bread in my hand – shame washed over me – shame for my failures. And then as I took and ate it in remembrance of Christ blood shed for me on the cross –  I found grace. Grace through my friend’s forgiveness and grace through Christ’s blood that covers it all.  I am so thankful for God’s grace that stands in the gaps of friendships that have been hurt through unglued emotions.  

Have your unglued emotions hurt family relationships or meaningful friendships?  You are not alone…  Go to the cross – go to your friend and make it right.

“Do not comform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”~Romans 12:2

We won’t develop new responses until we develop new thoughts.~Lysa Terkeurst

I love Lysa’s new Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress.  It is a follow-up devotional to her best-selling book Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. It is such a comforting, encouraging, inspiring and convicting devotional.  Lysa is honest and wise as she walks her reader through the imperfect progress we all need to make with our emotions.

I’m excited to get to give a copy, along with a few other fun things, away today

One winner will receive:

 the Unglued book
Unglued Devotional
Set of 4 Unglued key tags
Highlighter
Journal
$5 Starbucks gift card

 Just leave a comment below to enter to win.

The winner will be chosen Saturday night at 8pm.

For bonus entries:

Pin, tweet or facebook about this giveaway and then leave an extra comment below to let me know what you did!

Walk with the King,

Comments

    • Carrie Wilson says

      I would love to win this drawing. Please enter me in the Unglued Giveaway! As I write this at 5:30 am my daughter is up again! Why can’t my children sleep in? Lol Thank you for your honesty and for being real! I really appreciate it! I can relate! Good thing that God’s mercies are new every morning! :)

    • Kristy says

      Your blog has been so encouraging and uplifting for me. I’m so glad your back!
      I’ve been wanting (and needing) this book lately. Would love to win the give away!

    • Pam says

      I’m not only a Mom to married children, but Grandma to 5. Love reading your blog, and applying some fresh ideas to my life with all of my family. young and old. no matter our age, we women fight becoming unglued. would love to win the offer!

    • Cindy says

      I’m a mom with grown children and 7 grands. I’m part of a Titus 2 mentoring group. I share your writings with my group and pin and Facebook. Please add my name to your drawing

    • Tahwana Gillman says

      Courtney , so loved Unglued! I did the book study through P31 ministries and it really showed me how God wants to help change me and how I respond n those raw emotions. Would love to have the devotional to help keep me on track! Thanks ! Have to tell you that through the P31 studies and GMG God has really gotten guided me through a rough time in my life and I praise God for you and P31.
      Love you guys!!

    • Tayaka says

      Wow, I know I have been there a time or two! So thankful for Grace and Mercy!! Without where would I be! Love the Unglued book and your blog!!
      I would love to be entered into the drawing and win!!

    • Diana says

      I love this blog. Thanks to Lysa for the challenge that had me go to each of the wonderful blogs by real women that don’t try to be Pollyana but Godly all at the same time. I am going to also do the
      Valentines challenge with my husband I can’t wait to see what happens!

    • Jennifer Lebron says

      Would love to win the Unglued Giveaway. Currently our womens Bible study group is doing Lysa’s What Happen’s When Women Say Yes to God video study. Maybe this can be the next one ;)

    • meaghan says

      Thank you so much for always being real and encouraging. So thankful I stumbled across your blog, I love reading it and so glad you are back. Keep up the hard work.

    • says

      Thank you for sharing the Truth to all of us “glued up girls.” It is good to become unglued so that our Lord can make us right with Him, and therefore with one another. Love is all that is left standing.

    • Shelia Beine says

      Thank you so much for being honest. We are so many times not honest with yourselves, God, and the people we hurt. I have always wanted to read Unglued. I have heard some ladies from my church read it and really have enjoyed it. It’s time to me to get alone with God and grow. I have four kids – littlest one is 2 1/2 — no alone time. :) Thank you for your blog. In Him…

    • Sara says

      I can’t figure out how to leave a comment! Lol. Only a reply…. I hate it when I come unglued. Wish there was an off switch. I know it takes discipline and of course the help of our God in heaven.
      Sara

  1. Carrie says

    Almost finished the Unglued book and Bible study at our church, It is amazing!! I huge blessing -like you Courtney!! Inspiration to all-imperfect progress for all!!!

  2. Heather says

    Rest easy, we have all become unglued at one point or another. I am in the midst of Desperate and loving it but would love to also read Unglued. Truly, we are human, thank goodness, and we are not perfect but thankfully we have a Lord who sees in us the promise.

  3. says

    I have become unglued many time! lol..Recently at my husband, who was happy to sit and do computer work (which did need done) while I packed and mowed the grass! Yup, I had to come say I was sorry, because I was so miserable!! I would love this package! :)

  4. Stacie says

    Thank you for being so honest! I just recently started reading your blog and I love all of your homeschool ideas and love how devoted you are to being a godly mother and wife. Your words are definitely encouraging!

  5. Krystal Anderson says

    I am entering for the giveaway, but I also want to share something with you. I have been following you for a few years now and find comfort in almost every post you write. It’s amazing how we can all be so different, yet still the same. We women are from various backgrounds, but our hearts for God and the commonality in our failures let us know that we are not alone. Thank you, thank you, thank you….for sharing your stories, being so candid about your thoughts and emotions, and encouraging us Christian women who are struggling everyday to grow into the kind of people He wants us to be! :)

    • Barbara Prince says

      Krystal, you are so right. I have learned to appreciate my sisters-in-Christ who share their hearts so openly. What an encouragement to the rest of us and it teaches us to keep going!

  6. Crystal Scott says

    Thank you for telling us your “unglued” story. I have been in the same place as you and came unglued at Church. And I know it is not easy to admit we were wrong. I have to do it all the time. Why do we do these things? Because we are human, but that isn’t an excuse. I appreciate all you do for Christ. You are truly a blessing. Thank you

    tweeted, shared on facebook and pinned it too

  7. roberta says

    I just started following your blogs and I can’t tell you how much they have encouraged and helped me. I get on everyday and watch your videos and read posts left from other believers. Thanks bunches!

  8. Jeanette M C says

    Oh my, I think I may need this book. I have a nasty little habit of coming unglued. Even if I don’t win, I think I’ll buy it. Love your service to our Lord.

  9. says

    I have recently come Unglued at a situation in my family. I did not handle it well and felt terrible. I know this book will be a blessing to whoever wins. I love Lysa’s books. I am so glad you are back from your break from blogging.

    P.S. I shared on FB and Twitter your post. Good Luck to all who enter.

  10. Shelley C says

    I am new to all this and enjoy stopping in and hearing the word, reading along with others. It is amazing to participate with so many people. I will be gratefully surprised to get this giveaway then share with someone else. Good luck to all.

  11. says

    Oh wow, I can think of so many times I have come “unglued” – even if I didn’t say it out loud, I did it in my head, or worse, I vented to someone else instead of confronting and dealing with it. Thanks for sharing your story and being real with us!

  12. Bethany says

    I read this book last year, and it came at a time when I REALLY needed it. Such good perspective and guidance to Christ through human shepherding of emotions that are sometimes hard to navigate. In my case, someone had become “unglued” at me, and I needed to take grace toward her, and Lisa’s book helped me to process the situation. I was especially helped by the phrase. “We cannot control how someone treats us or chooses to act, but we can choose to control how we respond.” Anyway, I’d love another copy and the study and all those freebies! Yes please! Thank you Courtney for sharing this personal story. I was teaching at a Christian school before I had my babies, and I sometimes couln’t how “unglued” some Christian parents could become over a little misunderstand with THEIR CHILD! I learned a lot from it. It’s very normal to have that mama bear instinct when our children are involved…that’s why we need the Lord’s ballanced and proper humanity through His making His home in our heart through our failures when we take His blood. Praise Him!

  13. Veronica Melton says

    I came unglued at church over the holidays, stressed out, I let my mouth run faster than my common sense , haven’t been courageous enough to apologize… Thank you for sharing your story.

  14. grace says

    We are studying Unglued in our weekly ladies study. This is the BEST Bible study I’ve ever been a part of. Probably because it’s just like reading all about me and my life. Daily.
    I’m so excited to see that there’s a devotional book!

  15. Tammy says

    My friend just recommended this book to me……..would love to win this. I pinned it, tweeted it, and facebooked it. Hope to win!

  16. says

    I would love to win! I’ve had this on my “to read” list for awhile now. I watched that webcast with you all too. I just borrowed the book from my church library but this is a book I want to own & mark up and add to my collection! Thank you so much for the chance.

  17. Stacey says

    Wow! Guess we’ve all been there at one time or another!!! Thankful for people that are sensitive to the Holy Spirit and want to make things right! :)

  18. says

    What a wonderful post; thank you so much for sharing! We are going through the DVD series for Unglued on Wednesday nights at our church. It’s been such a blessing! Thank you for sharing your unglued moment. I was just telling a friend at church tonight after watching Lysa’s DVD that we grow and learn in moments when we are most transparent. There are so many times I have looked at women I admire and then look down on myself thinking I’ll never measure up. However, when you see the “real” them, you realize they have the same struggles you do and are being renewed each day as well.

  19. Helen LaRue says

    I enjoy reading your blog…you sound like a REAL person with REAL struggles…just like the rest of us. I have a friend that is going through something almost like what you did and I would love to win this and then I would give it to her. (And no, the issue is not with me, but with a shared friend…I’m somewhat in the middle even though I am not taking sides, I love them both).

  20. says

    This book has done so much for my life. I love all the practical tips she gives, and it’s so obvious in Lysa’s writings that she’s sharing from firsthand experience. I loved it!

  21. Kelly says

    I think I’m the queen of “unglued”-moments!! I don’t know why I speak out of turn & lose my cool when my emotions flair. I REALLY, REALLY want to learn to get my point across with grace or to just let things go. Would LOVE to win Unglued!! Soooo glad for you that you worked things out with your friend! Friends you feel that comfortable with are rare! You are very blessed!

  22. Tiffany Brown says

    I love this blog because if we are honest EVER single one of us could say this is how we acted :-) I love your honesty because I too can become unglued at times ;)

  23. Deanna says

    Oh, My! I can not begin to describe how much I need this book/devotional/giveaway. With 4 children ages 5,4,3, and 1, (yes, I had 4 in 4 years and 1 month… crazy… I know!) I come UNGLUED on a daily, no HOURLY bases it seems. I am trying do hard to rein it in, but I have know idea how to. I am trying to homeschool my little ones, and to top it all off I am disabled (Brain Bleeds) as well. (Noise really tends to bother me, and can set me off). Can’t wait to read this book! I, also, just received Desperate by Sarah Mae. Can’t wait to start reading that one as well.

  24. Kesha El'Shone says

    Courtney I just want you to know I love love love you! I know we don’t personally know each other, maybe one that will change, but I love your heart. I love that you are so honest and real with who you are and your shortcomings. Yes sister Praise God for his Grace and his loving convictions. It is because of his Grace and those convictions that we stay on track. Your heart is in a good place. Thank you for allowing Christ to use you and thank you for this giveaway.
    Kesha

  25. Megan says

    Both, the unglued book and devotional sound like something I need to read, especially in my situation! I’m going through a not-so-pretty divorce and I’ve found myself with bitter thoughts and harsh words lately. If I don’t win, this will definitely be something I will have to save up to buy!

  26. Diana Bennett says

    I am so happy to have found Women living well and good morning girls. Thank you for being real for all of us.

  27. says

    So glad to hear that you are “normal”. lol It happens to all of us at one time or another. I am happy that all is forgiven between you and your friend and you and God! :)

  28. Courtney says

    I am grateful for the encouragement both you and Lysa give to me and other sisters in Christ. I would love to have this book and the other goodies!

  29. Stacy says

    It is safe to say I have come unglued over things just as meaningless and stupid (looking back, it all seems important at the time!)

    I would love to win : )

  30. Jennifer Crowell says

    Thank you for sharing your church story about coming unglued. It is uplifting to know I’m not just crazy and other women do this as well. We are doing this study in church and it has been great so far. I am now kicking myself for not buying the devotional when it was on sale, because I’d really like to have it to go with the book I got. But now you have given me a chance to win it, so thank you for that chance. Plus I could pass the book itself onto a friend who would enjoy it as much as I am.

  31. Courtney says

    I have also shared on facebook! (not sure if we are supposed to leave separate comments for each share or just one so I hope this is ok)

  32. Nicole Gaylord says

    Love your honestly!!! I think I could take a few lessons from her book also:) Praising Him and the way he transforms us because I know that I’m too weak to ever do it on my own. To Him belongs the glory!!

  33. Karina Browning says

    I have been struggling with changing my “unglued” moments to soul controlled moments – hoping that soon they will be changed to God controlled moments – where I can allow the spirit of God to reign in me! My ladies bible study at church just finished the Unglued book by Lysa. I was able to sit in on a few. Lots of encouragement and sound advice. Thanks for this post and for the chance to win the giveaway!!

  34. Becki says

    *crying* I totally came unglued at my hubby tonight. I tell myself we all have those moments, and maybe we do, but that excuse has gone on too long at our house. Maybe I need this book! :)

  35. Amber Mesherger says

    I am working on watching my temper and thinking before I speak. This would be wonderful to motivate me. Thank you for your inspirational blog. I love reading it!

  36. Michelle says

    As a mom of 3 kids (12,9, and 4), it’s very easy to come “unglued” in my house. Out in public is another story for me, if I’m not in control, I at least try to make it look like I am…at least until we get home. I think the most common place for me to come “unglued” is at the grocery store with all 3 kids. They all start asking for this that and the other thing. I’m usually trying to get done and get out…Anyway, I read a few of Lysa’s devotionals sent via email from Proverbs31.org and really enjoyed them. Would love to win, but will probably buy the book if I don’t.

  37. Kristin Dahman says

    I SO need this! I just delivered my son, Isaac, at almost 24 weeks along in my pregnancy and shortly after he died in my arms. I have four children and a husband at home that I am trying not to become”unglued”with since. This is an area in my life that God is really calling me to work on in my life and I would love the opportunity to do so with “Unglued” Thank you for the opportunity. God bless.

    • Barbara Prince says

      My heart hurts for you Kristin. God knows and He understands your pain right now. It’s hard when you don’t have time to grieve. Father, wrap your loving arms around Kristin. Please give her Your perfect peace. Let your Holy Spirit comfort her. In Jesus Name, I pray.

    • Amber Foshay says

      I pray for you to be embraced right now and for HIS strength to get you through each day. So sorry for your heartbreak!

  38. says

    What a great example of examining one’s heart and making amends before taking communion!!!
    I would LOVE to win this giveaway, I think the book/study sounds very intersting!!!

  39. Jenni says

    So many great new books that are jus releases or that I’m just hearing about… Been trying to decide where to start – your post convinced me. I think I need to read this book… Thanks for sharing!

  40. Tanya Hill says

    I would love to win this set. I have actually came unglued at church meetings before. Not to mention at home and in public. I need the help! Lol

  41. says

    Can a Canadian win? :) my sister in law lives in Fairmont, West Virginia if you can’t mail north of the border. :)

    I have her Unglugged book and I loved it! Have to read it again.

  42. Crystal says

    My kids actually prayed that “Mommy would be glued” tonight during dinner. :) I checked the book out from the library in Nov., but obviously need to read it again. :)

  43. Erin says

    Boy do I need this book. I become unglued a lot, and unfortunately the people I become unglued at is usually my family. I’ve studied anger books and prayed, and it has gotten better, but I’d like to finally be able to control my emotions all the time, rather than my emotions controlling me. I’d love to have this book.

  44. Tara says

    Hi Courtney, praise be to the Lord for grace :) Thank you for sharing that. Have a blessed day. Tara (The Proverbs 31 Sanctuary)

  45. Dalari says

    Unglued is on my reading list for 2013. As I am trying to be more aware of my actions as a mother and wife I am finding that I come “unglued” at those around me, especially at my kids for things I don’t like in myself that they are learning from me. Would love to win this prize pack and love reading your blog. Thank you!

  46. Abby B says

    I’ve been wanting to read this book, and the accompanying devotional sounds fantastic! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  47. Bree says

    Thank you for sharing your story. It’s amazing how important things seem in the heat of the moment. I’m still learning the importance of pausing, so I may think rationally. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  48. Jennifer says

    Thanks for sharing your story! I struggle with becoming unglued too and I always feel so bad afterwards until I apologize. Thank goodness for God’s amazing grace!

  49. Lisa says

    I so love your honesty. Yes, I have been in the same (similar) boat and the pain from hurting your loved ones is difficult to bear. So thankful for grace and friends that love us despite ourselves!

  50. Beverly says

    Thank you for sharing. I have a “hot button” and when pushed I can come unglued quickly. Although my kids are grown I get angry and will come unglued if anyone says anything against my kids, primarily my daughter (a wonderful Christian wife and mother.) I’ve said and acted pretty harshly with my husband over this. It doesn’t show Christ like love to anyone and know the conviction you were talking about. Thank you for being so open.
    Love On Christ,
    Beverly

  51. Natausha Lusk says

    Here, here Sister! Thank you for sharing your story of grace. We all have “those” momma bear moments (especially when it comes to our little cubs!). It’s such a blessing when we get to see God’s beauty in our lives even in those moments of our own ugliness.

    What a great giveaway you and Lysa have put together! <3

  52. melissa l. says

    I just read a post yesterday from Jill Briscoe about being vulnerable and honest in relationships. Your blog is a good example of that! Thanks for sharing your “real-ness” with us!

  53. Linda in Chester, VA says

    Would absolutely love to be entered into the drawing! I’ve started forwarding your blogs to my new daughter-in-law and think she’s getting hooked. Praises!

  54. Jill Y says

    I’m lying here awake at 3:30 a.m. and I’m reflecting over my day I think about how I came unglued today and also how I slipped and fell into the way of the world. What does God give me but a nudge to read your post and bring me scripture that I need to hear and a story of healing- exactly what my church is focusing on. Thank you for your words!

  55. Julia Delaney says

    I have so been wanting to read Unglued. Would love to win this give away. Thank you for sharing this. I love your blog. Your so inspiring!

  56. Cheryl says

    It was good to hear your story especially the restoration. May the Lord teach me to do seek restoration with family, friends and especially strangers that I come unglued with at times :( And may He teach me to show the Love of Christ when it is directed towards me. This book sounds like a good read & challenge!

  57. Bianca says

    I have scone unglued a lot more than usual lately. Everyone in my house has been sick and the hardship of staying off work has fallen on me. My hubby and two kids have felt the wrath due to my stress. I just started following your blog (doing the Valentine’s challenge) and already you’ve been a blessing! Thanks for taking your time to so this for your followers.

  58. sarah says

    I would love a copy of this book sounds like a good read. The devotional will be a great addition to it as well. i have liked and shared it on facebook as well.

  59. susie edworthy says

    I just heard about this book. I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday about this very subject and how I wish I had had more tools for dealing with this when my kids were younger (all of them are grown now). However, I still think it is a worthwhile subject for me even now. I did share this on facebook and also sent this link to my friend. Thanks for your honesty and transparency.

  60. Lindsey says

    I am currently doing this book with our bible study at church, and it has been life changing for all of us so far. Thanks for doing this giveaway! I hope I win so I can share this with someone else who would be blessed as well. :)

  61. Kristina says

    Confession, becoming unglued is my biggest fault, heck my nickname in my family was dramaqueen and crybaby. I’ve learned to take better control as an adult and morther but it is a daily struggle for me. I’m a very emotional person and fall apart easily. I’d really like to win this. Good luck to everyone.

  62. Kim says

    Great thoughts and I love the honesty. I’m reading The Cure and it talks about the different masks we put on. So often, we put on a great face, yet inside we are screaming a different story. Makes me think. I need to read Unglued!!

  63. Arie says

    What it says about me that I am waiting for an apology from someone who came unglued at my daughter this week and went on from there. Thank you for encouraging me to seek God in this trouble.

  64. Darlene says

    Love Lysa Terkeurst. Our ladies bible study did Made to Crave not too long ago, and I would love to include this as my next personal bible study. I know I much too easily become unglued so I am sure this would be very beneficial to me.

  65. Paula says

    I so need this book. I work at a christian school and see people become “unglued” all the time. As much as I hateto admit it, I myself fall into this category. Thanks for your post today!

  66. Becky Gensel says

    Sounds like a great book – I love Lysa’s Made to Crave book – fighting that battle myself right now. :) hope this give away goes well!

  67. Stefani says

    I’ve been wanting/ needing to read Unglued since it was first released. Would love to win. Love your blog and love to see how God has blessed your ministry. I started reading back when you still had the lafy taking a bubble bath clip art, my how WLW has changed. :-)

  68. Deanna Moss says

    Sometimes it is so hard to be transparent…. Most of my Christian Life i have lived”unglued”. I was never discipled, and we all know how important that is, so i would spend the next 15+ years floundering around trying to figure out what thus Christian walk was all about. I can still use all thehelp i can get.

  69. Amy says

    Courtney, I just love your heart! As I read your Church story all I could think was “oh, how I’ve been there”! You have a good friend & I love that she would come to you before communion & make it right. Then to experience God’s mercy & grace and the reminder we are indeed dependent on Him at all times and we’ll “never have it all together”! Hard sometimes but beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win this package!
    In Christ, Amy

  70. Karla H. says

    Thank you for sharing this! I came unglued during bible study a few weeks back. Those ladies showed me such grace. I did apologize the next week. I’m glad I’m not the only one with those kinds of moments. :)

  71. Tracy says

    I am on such a journey seeking out and finding God in my life and making Christ center. This book looks like a good supplement to the bible study I am doing with my pastor!

  72. Clarice says

    Heard Lysa speak in September – a godly woman who is a hoot. I am typically a stuffer, but I have had my moments …

  73. says

    Thank you for sharing your heart in this post. I’ve become unglued so many times and knowing that others who have walked a longer walk with Christ have also become unglued is just such a blessing to my heart – to know that I’m not alone. Praising God for His grace and love – and for sisters like you who let us know we are not alone in our struggles! God bless!!

  74. says

    The share tool wasn’t really working for me for the Facebook share, so I just copied the link and shared it on my own.
    Shared on Facebook.
    Tweeted.
    And pinned!

    God bless!!

  75. Cynthia Jacobs says

    I love following you in Facebook. You having given such good advice for stubborn wives like myself. I have told many of my friends about u. You are such a blessing. Thank you for your transparency. God Bless

  76. Janice Davis says

    I would love to read these books. I have been trying to learn how to not become unglued and/or how to handle it and make it right when I do. Perfect timing for books like this. Couldn’t get the share to work on either Facebook or Pinterest :(

  77. bonnie says

    thanks for being a real example of how God works in our hearts, as sisters. When one falls down, the other reaches out a hand to help us up…even when we don’t know we’ve fallen. Blessings on you and yours, dear sister.
    I would love to be entered in the giveway` we all need help with our unglued emotions~thanks!

  78. Jenny Rutan says

    Praise God for his Grace and Mercy. Were only human and we all come unglued at one time or another, but God in His wonderful way brings us back. God bless you Courtney!
    Love and Prayers,
    Jenny

  79. says

    This post was perfect timing for me!! God knew I needed to see this and I am so happy I did!! I am excited you are doing a give away- but even if I do not win I will be purchasing this book to read! I just love knowing I am not the only one, sometimes it may feel I am the alone in those feelings. Makes me feel better knowing its not just me!! Thank you for sharing!!

  80. JoAnne says

    Thanks for being real. As believers in Christ, we all fail, but have the blood of Christ to cover our sins, failures and mistakes. When we come unglued! We don’t have to live in guilt.’

  81. Timpy Ellis says

    I wold love to have this devotional. There are so many times I feel like I’m living my life through emotion and coming “unglued”!

  82. says

    I too have done things I am not proud of. I learned from my past what I need to keep to myself and so forth. Life is better with calm attitudes than without.

  83. Michelle says

    When I first became a Christian I thought women in the church were perfect Christians, wives, and mothers. It didn’t take long to realize my faulty thinking. Appearances are deceiving. After 16 years as a child of God, I have come unglued many times myself. I am not proud of it but thankful for a God who forgives and gives us nuggets of help from His Word to overcome these times. I am always thankful for women who share the truth about living the Christian life. May we all seek to grow closer to God in 2013!

  84. says

    Wow, this may seem a wierd reply for a giveway but what came up for me as I read your post was how this situation could have a lesson for you. What if your friend was showing up to help, and in turn model for your son, what it is like when we have not met the standard set? Yes, it is about service, but if there were “rules” to follow and you were a “rules” follower than why would it upset you that she is upholding the rules? This could be a great learning experience to release you from the attachment that you always following the rules and make an “A.” You are loved even when you haven’t met a standard. We are always loved, it comes in many forms. Just my thoughts…I honor your honest sharing.

  85. Charlotte says

    Sadly, I think this has happened in one way or another to all of us. Thank God for true Christian friends that help us in our walk with Jesus. You do inspire me Courtney. Thank you.

  86. Ann says

    Thank you so much for this post…have missed them so! I appreciate your honesty and could definitely identify with the UNGLUED moment!

  87. Bonnie says

    Unglued has been the best study in have done in years! I went they with Melussa in the fall and attended my first meeting lady night with a group at my church . I am on a “progress” journey.

  88. Sherri Carlson says

    I finished reading Unglued a few weeks ago. What a great book! It’s one to read and re-read. It would be great to win the giveaway so I can keep this book as a resource. Thanks!

  89. Elycia says

    I so much admire your honesty! I have been following you a long time and am on my 4th…actually I think 5th GMG study. I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK AND ALSO DO THE STUDY!! I think it will be a life changer!

  90. Claire says

    Life offers many opportunities to come “unglued!” I think as we struggle with our fleshly nature it will be this way. I appreciate the giveaway to provide a tool to help combat the flesh and live more like Christ!! :)

  91. Kiley Middleton says

    I come “unglued” all the time! I love love love what you are doing for other women! You all keep me so encouraged as a mother and wife on a daily basis. I look forward to my time on your blog every morning. God bless you always!

  92. Leann says

    I do love the wisdom that you express in your blogs. And this one posted to Facebook!. It’s refreshing when God takes something that we do and turns it into a reminder of his grace and forgiveness.

  93. Leah says

    Courtney, your honesty is refreshing. I appreciate knowing that not only I, but others, also, have these moments., but that there is a God who sent His Son to take that all away… as you experienced. Thanks for an opportunity at what sounds like a very useful giveaway.

  94. Heather Sidell says

    Love your blog! Thank you for being so open and real! Would love to be entered in the drawing. God bless you!

  95. Eve Graham says

    I look forward to reading every new thought that God lays on your heart to share. Thank you for the chance to win!

  96. Karen says

    With 4 small children, one of which has major medical issues, and no family for support and having to work full time this sounds like exactly the book I need to read! Thanks for your blog! You encourage me every day!

  97. Nicki says

    OH my goodness! I have so many unglued moments, it’s not even a little funny! Mostly they have to do with my precious little cherubs ;). I need this book!

  98. Nancy Skinner says

    I believe this is the book we are getting ready to study in my church bible study group. So excited to see how much you like it. Thanks for the opportunity to win it

    Nancy

  99. Amanda says

    I often come unglued with my sweet family. I need to read this so I can become the best woman, wife and mommy possible :)

  100. Andrea says

    This book is on my READ/STUDY list. Thanks for sharing your story too, it’s good to know I’m not the only one!!

  101. says

    Love your blog! I can so relate with your Unglued moment….been there too! I also shared this with my FB Blog page. I have the book and one of her devotionals and am reading it right now, but if I win I would love to pass on the book and devo to others as a ministry opportunity.

  102. Susanne says

    Thank you for sharing your unglued moment and also the healing moment. :) Happy to see you are back at it and feeling refreshed.

  103. Tracy says

    My girlfriend was telling me about this book before the holidays. I had never heard of it and now you’re having a giveaway :-) Awesome!

  104. Chelsea says

    I haven’t bought this book yet, but it is def on my list. It must be great for marriage as well, as often spouses come from complete different backgrounds, and issues are handled much differently.

  105. Marisa says

    I just came unglued last night at my husband because of his response to our kid’s toys 3 hours after we discussed him dealing w/PTSD. :(

  106. Clair says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for your honesty, sense of humor and grace. I love reading your posts! The giveaway is very generous!

  107. Karen says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!! This is definitely something I need to work on also. Thanks for sharing your story! :)

  108. Andrea says

    Thank you for the real words you share in your blog. I always look forward to receiving it and seeing what encouragement/words you have to share.
    Thank you for being so transparent.

  109. Julie Hooker says

    I too have come “unglued” at church, VBS to be specifically. Thank The Lord for His forgiveness, which shows us how to forgive others. Even when the other person is at fault and in the wrong, we must forget our pride and make things right.

    Hope to win this. It would be very helpful.

  110. Kim Cornelison says

    THis is a great book, I have been wanting and praying to start a bible study with this book. Courtney your website is amazing and very encouraging. So thakful for your love for the Lord.

  111. Kim Domras says

    Thank you for being so transparent about your unglued moment! I believe we all can relate to your story because we can all come up with an unglued story and probably several of them. My recent unglued moment was after my car accident. After several days of not sleeping well due to the discomfort in my neck and back coupled with a nursing infant and several solicitors coming to the door in one day and when finally the house was quiet and both girls sleeping at the same time for the first time ever and I finally lay my head down for nap when I heard ANOTHER Knock at the door. I yelled from the couch and said “What is it? (In a loud and rude tone). I opened the door and saw our mailman and his daughter standing there with our Girl Scout order. I immediately felt embarrassed and such shame. Of course I apologized humbly and profusely and explained the background information in hopes they may understand my unglued moment. Of course, they forgave me, but every time I see our mailman I think of this incident, and I have to remind myself that I have been forgiven of that and many more unglued moments. I pray for more self control in the moments I feel like I am just going to lose it. I haven’t read the book Unglued, but would love to so I can apply what I learn in the hopes that I will be a better wife, mother, daughter, friend, neighbor, and witness for Christ. Thank you for the Giveaway opportunity!

  112. Kim says

    Lysa is an inspiring author! I would love to read her new book! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I usually come unglued with my strong willed child. The Holy Spirit is working on that!

  113. Beverly says

    Courtney,
    Thank you for your wonderful blog. You always say the right thing at the right time. I think we have all come “unglued” over simple things that mean a lot to us at the time. Thanks for sharing! God bless you and your service!!

  114. Michelle C says

    I could use this giveaway since I find that I come ‘Unglued” all too often recently. Life has been a little crazy and I am working on getting my eyes and heart focused back on God and living for Him not others.

  115. Rebecca says

    I would love to win a copy of the new 60 day study. I am currently leading a study with 4 others on the Unglued Book. Love it!

  116. Holly says

    This morning I read an email from a dear friend inviting me and some other ladies to do a Bible/book study. Our first book? You guessed it….unglued. Then I see this post. A nice little nudge maybe? As a career mama, squeezing in this activity will be tough but I’m praying that God will guide me and open doors.

  117. Rebecca says

    I am a recent follower to your blog. While laid up after hip surgery I found your blog on because someone pinned something on Pinterest. I absolutely the the idea of being a Proverbs 31 women and thank you for your emails and continued encouragement.

  118. Lisa says

    Our emotions are tricky. You can often feel that you are wrong while you are in the middle of coming unglued, but feel powerless to stop. So thankful for God’s grace and the grace of others when that happens to me!

  119. Linda says

    saying I forgive can be an easy thing, but doing it, showing, and meaning it is the hardest. How we come unglued in front our Christian friends and worse those who are not saved is not a good example to our Father. I like the comment about glue and that is God’s GRACE.

  120. Dawn Kaser says

    Thank you for sharing your “unglued” moment! Boy, did it sound familiar…sigh. Thank you for this giveaway! I did a small group with her Made 2 Crave Book and it was phenomenal!

  121. Kathy says

    I started getting your emails just before you went on leave over Christmas, I am glad you are back. Your emails are so uplifting and helpful. I would love to read the book Unglued because I have also came unglued both at church and at home.

  122. says

    Thanks for sharing what God lays in your heart. I was blessed to read when you had to take a break, because its happens to me and I feel it’s God telling us to slow down. I would like to be considers for the devotional you will be giving away. I’m inNC just like Lysa….lol

  123. Sabrina says

    I have really become unglued alot lately, losing our jobs, moving hundreds of miles away with nothing but clothes and restarting my life all over again. I thought I would deal with it alot better having my family around and more time with God. I just am not getting to that point maybe this could give me a better perspective on things and help me catch myself before I unglue on some poor unsuspecting soul again. I know I am not right with God or other doing this .

  124. Beth Sanford says

    I have the book and I’m excited to read it. I would love to win this and share with a friend! :) I tweeted, pinned, and shared this on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize!

  125. Kellie says

    The verse comes to mind how we’ve all sinned & come short of the glory of God. But thank goodness for that mercy ,,, and grace,,,, and forgiveness. I’ve had to ask for them all!!! Are you sure that was you fighting for the sticker -could have been me!! LOL

  126. Tara Dehaan says

    Hi there, I have really been enjoying reading your blog. Thank you for being honest and writing from your heart. So many things we can relate to. I am doing the GMG Luke Study and Dig with my children. What a blessing that has been. Thank you, I would love to read one of the books.

  127. Teresa says

    We’ve all been there at times! In your honesty you draw people towards you and Christ, and give us hope that Christ loves us even when we lose it. Thanks for keeping us focused on Christ and the Word through your online ministry.

  128. Aubrey says

    I have been coming “unglued” more and more since the birth of my 3rd child a year ago, and know I need to break this cycle before it gets worse. Would love to have this book/devotional:)

  129. Meghan says

    Thank you for sharing such a personal story of coming unglued. You are a great example! The book sounds wonderful.

  130. Natalie says

    What a great giveaway … I’d love to read this book. I try so hard but am so ‘unglued’ with my kids, would love to read the book and then follow up with the bible study. Thank you for being so honest and giving hope to us x

  131. Jaime P says

    I read this blog and so need to read Lysa’s book. I’m a young stay at home mom of three girls 4 and under. Some days I come unglued WAY to easy. I’m hoping I can get this book soon so I can dive in for some insights. Thank you for all you open honestly Courtney!

  132. DanielleB says

    Courtney,
    Thank you so much for being transparent! It is always encouraging to see how The Lord works in others lives. Bless you for your obedience!

  133. Amy says

    Love your blog and what you do for GMG! Thanks for your honesty! As a fellow homeschooling mama I appreciate what you do so much! You are a huge blessing..may God bless you richl!

  134. Amanda says

    Would LOVE to win!! Just found your blog a few weeks ago and started following you on FB! I am in a weekly study of Unglued at my church, but I do not have the book – so what a blessing to win and have it to go along with! ;) Thank you for your amazing posts, keep shining his light!

  135. Lisa Seegert says

    How fun Courtney. And what a blessing you can be to another sister in Christ. This sounds like a great read that I could apply more right here in my own household starting with my husband – boy you want to talk about raw emotions and then with 6 children, 3 of them being homeschooled. I would love to be able to share this with my two oldest girls 16 and 13 – (you want to talk about raw emotion – whew!). Not to mention the coffee. Maybe Hannah(16) and I could get a coffee and discuss these important things.

    I am so glad I found you. This week has been very encouraging as I minister to my husband – God is so good!

    In Christ alone,
    Lisa

  136. Erica says

    Thank you for this. It spoke to me because I too often let my emotions get the better of me. I think Lysa’s book sounds like a must-read for me.

  137. Cindy Wilkinson says

    I have come unglued more often than I would want to admit! Unfortunately I live my life unglued :( thank you for your honesty! Thankful for people and friends who understand what forgiveness is!

  138. Laura says

    I would love this! Thanks for your transparency and encouragement that we don’t have to be perfect to be a daughter of the King!

  139. Debbie from NH says

    Great post!!! WE all want what we want when we want it. So like our human nature!!! Spirit against flesh!!! I need to make that trip to the hall with someone in my life!!
    Thanks, Court

    I posted to FB and Pin

  140. Cindy Wilkinson says

    I shared the post on my fb page. Cindy Whiz Bang Wilkinson I play roller derby and try to be a light to those on my team & my fans!

  141. Laura says

    Thanks for sharing your “Unglued” story….it is refreshing to see women being real with one another. I just started reading your blog in the fall, a couple of months before your break. Glad you are back.

  142. Christine Dr. says

    thanks for the transparency in your story – it is good inspiration for my unglued moments – and thabnks for bringing me back to the Cross. & his Grace. Woudl really love la chance to win this !,

  143. says

    Courtney, Thank you so much for being so transparent. I understand where you are coming from! I definitely need to read Unglued. Unfortunately I find myself there more often than I would like to. I pinned your book under my section on Christian Spiritual Growth Resources.

    Your blog has been an inspiration to me and I plan to launch Stressed or Blessed in the next few weeks. Thanks for your beautiful example of Christlike leadership. Joanne Putnam

  144. Leigh F. says

    I am so glad you are back! You are such an inspiration to me!

    I would love to win this giveaway! I think I come unglued every day, especially with the kids!

  145. Teresa says

    I am new to Women Living Well. This is actually my first email from you and it’s a giveaway opportunity, double score! Thanks for your inspiration to women. Keep doing what you do and be blessed!

  146. Reena Barnett says

    Thank you for your blog and the GMG bible study! I happened upon your blog on Pinterest and I am hooked! I am doing the Luke study and I love it. It is such a good way to start the day! Please consider me for the giveaway! I can never get enough of God’s word, it fuels my soul and lights a fire in my heart!

  147. Tammy says

    I love waking up to your messages!. I have come “unglued” on occasion! Would live the book and other gifts. Thank you!

  148. Jenee says

    Oh, this has happened to me! And it’s so humbling to realize that I’m not as spiritually mature as I *think* I am. I’m trying to be an example of Christ and his love, and then one day I’m sleep deprived or grumpy and my sister-in-law (whose salvation we are praying for) pushes me over that edge… the sad thing is, it’s never worth it. Worse, I feel guilty that I am setting her back in finding her place in the church, because she sees me, a Christian, acting this way.

    Anyway… thanks for the giveaway!

  149. Meghan Humt says

    I came unglued with a sister in Christ after a stressful Sunday with too many responsibilities. This post was very timely for me! God is good!

  150. Jessica says

    Thank you for sharing. I have not come unglued yet at church but I know the day will come. I have come unglued at other places…love your blog.

  151. Janet says

    Hi Courtney,
    Thank you for your candor and honesty that you have exposed to us. We all fall short and I am glad to no I am not alone.

    I would love to win :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Have a beautiful day!

  152. Cassie says

    I really enjoy reading your posts and watching your videos. Thank you for this giveaway. I could so use this right now.

  153. Ana says

    Thank you for always bring so transparent.I have had those moments of insanity too.thank you Jesus for your grace and love.

  154. Cindy says

    I can not tell you how much I needed to hear this today. I was so ready to come unglued about a (now) silly issue at church. I think I will hold my tongue and pray. I think I need to read this book and use the devotional faithfully :) Thank you for sharing your heart!

  155. Jennifer Jerina says

    Thank you for your blog. It is such a blessing! Yhank you for this giveaway, I just shared it with the massesmon facebook.

  156. Amanda says

    This post was at a “God Ordained” time in my life…My husband is a missionary pastor at a church plant, working with college students (we currently live 1 hour away to take care of my husbands elderly grandmother) there are days that the glue really does not seem to be holding, but it is encouraging to know that it is not just me…and a great reminder to take those steps to make things right when I come ungluded. Thank you so much for your post and you honsety.

  157. Tiffany M says

    So many people are looking for comfort and hope and fellowship, myself included. What is great about your blog is that you are always striving to do better and follow Him more closely, but you are also always humbling yourself and admitting imperfections. It is truly inspiring to read your thoughts and follow some of your experiences. It is so hard to admit but WE ALL COME UNGLUED. Thank you for all that you do!

  158. JuliAnne says

    I have seen Unglued at Family Christian, and never taken the time to pick it up and find out what it is truely about….seems like I’m always rushing in for music and back out. I can’t wait to add this devotional to my list. I am a Traveler’s wife, homeschooling Mom of one daughter who lives miles from civilization. I come unglued DAILY. Thank you.

  159. Marci says

    Thank you so much for sharing your story of coming unglued. I have too often lately come unglued on my precious family. I believe reading Lysa’s book would really help me when my emotions go crazy.

  160. Heather says

    I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!! I have only read some of her book as I had borrowed it from the library and then didn’t take time to finish it before I had to return it! I would love to actually own it because I definitely deal with coming unglued!

  161. Darlene says

    I loved reading your story and your blog. So often it is easy to get caught up in the rush of the world and yet Christ states simply my yoke is light, my burden is easy for you to bear. We make living so difficult in this world. Praise God for His grace and mercy. Thank you for the give away.

  162. says

    I loved Unglued – as a woman who stuffs in public and explodes at home it was so nice to hear truth from another person owning her stuffing and exploding tendencies. What a great giveaway!

  163. Michele says

    Great giveaways. I am reading Unglued now and going to see about getti g a Bible Study going at my church. Look forward to reading the Devotional sometime. Thanks for the chance to win. Posted on facebook as well.

  164. Heather says

    Just found your blog! Thanks for sharing your ideas and encouragement and having a drawing! Love Lysa TerKeurst too!!

  165. Lyn says

    It’s happened to all of us Courtney…we’re all a work in progress. God is faithful though, even when we regress. Be blessed! ~lyn

  166. Jeaniey says

    How funny! I just heard about this book from a friend. I was looking for our next women’s group study, and and she suggested that we do this book. I haven’t read it yet, but after hearing her tell me what it’s about and how wonderful it is…and now seeing it on this blog, I think is God’s way of telling me that this is our next study. Having spent a majority of my life letting my emotions be in control, and now trying to help others avoid my “crazy” mistakes.. I can totally see how this book would be a blessing to so many. And it seems like it will tie into our current study on the 4:8 Principle and help us to keep “renewing our minds”. Has anyone used this book in a group setting? (I have about 20 women) Any suggestions?

  167. Shaun Nearpass says

    “Unglued” is my middle name!! I can become unglued over the most ridiculous things. Especially if I feel one of my family members has been wronged. You really convicted me today, Courtney!! I just had an “unglued” moment with a teacher. I feel I now need to apologize to her. Even if I felt I was right and she was wrong, my attitude and attack on her was very un-Christlike and very disrespecful to her as my daughter’s teacher. And the horrible example I set for my daughter!! I cringe even thinking about it. I am going to get ahold of this teacher this morning and make things right with her. Thank you for your blogs. They always speak to me where I am at at that very moment.

  168. Cheryl says

    So thankful for your emails every morning! You are such an encouragement to wives! Thank you and thanks for doing this giveaway.

  169. Sarah H. says

    I came unglued last night. Here at home, but to the people that matter most to me. And why? Oh, it is so frustrating at times. Thank you for sharing so we don’t feel we are the only ones. It’s such a blessing to have women who are open and honest with each other.

  170. says

    I became unglued at work. I’m a nurse and it gets very stressful at times. I was hurt, I cried. Now I understand that it was the stress of my work that led me to act that way. I’m looking into changing that type of nursing. Please pray that I make the right decision as it will involve me working on Sundays but it’s a job I’ve always wanted. It’s closer to home, it’s less stressful and it wil give me the opportunity to be off more days with my kids do that I can continue to homeschool them. I also have a passion for sewing and if I take this job, I can promote my business more. JennieSews.com
    Check it out. Tell me what you think. There are times I just want to quit bring a nurse and just pursue my dream but I feel that the time will come, I just need to keep on.

  171. Tonya Mayfield says

    I have seen this book and heard great things!! Would love to read it and possibly start a small group devotion!
    Love your blog! You’re so honest and I can relate!!!

  172. Christine says

    Even with this Valentine challenge I have felt for the first time how easy it is to become unglued many times a day and how difficult it is to praise to even think of one praise ! Why!!!!! I am striving to become a better wife for my husband and I think this devotional would be helpful to have and it complements our challenge these next few weeks as well. Thanks for all you do.

  173. Kim M. says

    I really enjoyed your blog. It is amazing how easy we can come unglued over the smallest issues of life. Thank goodness we have a gracious, forgiving God that allows us to act the fool and then start over!

    Kim

  174. Christina says

    I appreciate your story and can relate – I have had instances similar – where I knew I was right, but completely mishandled the situation. Thank you for the reminder of how God’s grace saves us and our relationships.

  175. Gig Tillett says

    I think Lysa wrote this book for me then realized I would need a devotional too!! Can’t wait to read them.

  176. kristy says

    came “unglued” on my husband two nights ago….still cringing over my behavior.
    thanks for your honesty and for allowing God to use you in this way.

  177. Debbie says

    I love your blog – you are so honest about your feelings and things you have done – where most of us would have hung our heads and not shared with anyone! I am desperately trying not to become “unglued”. My daughter has a huge exam coming up in May, which at the tender age of 11 is unfortunately too much of a huge deal where we live. We are all struggling to deal with it calmly and full of faith. Just this morning it got too much for me after I dropped the kids to school. And, I started to doubt her ability AND Gods’ ability to help her through! Opened up my bible and what did I see but Mark5:36 where it says “Don’t be afraid; just believe” What a wonderful calmness that soothes the soul. He’s always there for us – if only we just BELIEVE!

    I’m currently reading Desperate – would love to be entered for the Unglued giveaway!

  178. Donna Larue says

    Thank you Courtney for being transparent with your readers. I think all of us have put ourselves in that spot before, where we come unglued over something so small, but yet at the time it seems so big! You are a blessing! Thank you for allowing God to use you to speak to the hearts of your sisters in Christ! I would love to read this book!

  179. Paula Romer says

    Thanks for offering this giveaway, Courtney! I got the book from our library and only made it half way through when I had to return it for being waaaay overdue! What I did read helped me tremendously… But a daily devotional would help me so much keep it in the forefront of my mind every day.

  180. Becky Crago says

    Just started this week reading your blog. I love it, and would love to be drawn for the unglued items. I will be sharing on facebook and pinterest.

  181. Lillian Gimmelli says

    Awesome giveaway and awesome gift to win. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an great gift. Thank you!

  182. Teresa says

    This devotional really touched my heart! Too many times in this life I find myself coming “unglued” about things that really don’t matter. Thank my heavenly Father that I can ALWAYS look to Him to glue me back together according to His plan. Just for today …. I will remember to “GAZE at The Master and GLANCE at my problem!” Be blessed today !

  183. Joelle says

    I had to scroll quite a bit to be able to comment. Your blog left me in tears today as I thought of my own broken and lost friendships at church. Those relationships are invaluable to me. Yet, I find when I become unglued the hardest person to forgive is myself. I know what I’ve done and said even if others don’t and I know God sees that. Coming to terms with the mere fact that I am going to come unglued from time to time can be tough as I want to do “it” perfectly. Yet, I know what I learn from those unglued moments; forgiveness is always available, humility, and God’s unending and amazing grace. I need those lessons but pray I hurt others less and less as I progress down this journey. Thankful for your share and inspiration to keep writing.

  184. Sara says

    First of all, I love your blog. It comes along at just the right times and brings me back to my center. Thank you, and bless you for that. I would like to be entered for the give away. Reading this post I could not help but to think about my cousin. About 7 years ago I became unglued about some family things and really took it out on him and his wife. I hope that if I am blessed enough to win, I can start taking the correct steps, with God by my side, to start communicating with him again and rebuild that relationship. Thank you for considering me.

  185. Cathy says

    I would love to be the winner of the Unglued items! When I am done with a book like this, I always include it in our church library. As the librarian, I am always on the look out for nice items like this ;-)

  186. Michelle M says

    Refreshing to know that i am not alone with coming unglued, thanks for sharing this story and so many others to help us to understand that we all share the same struggles sometimes. This study would be nice to do with a group at church.

  187. Caroline says

    Can I just say that I totally did this yesterday? Thank you so much for your honesty. The Lord has definitely been showing me my selfishness that has led to anger (and ultimately coming unglued!) so much lately. Thank you for your reminder of Jesus’ overabundant sacrifice and grace for us through the taking of communion–Matthew 5:24 in real life. God is good!

  188. says

    Thank you for sharing your story about coming unglued. It opened my eyes to something that I know I need to do but am afraid of being rejected. I am sure everyone has came unglued at some point in time in their life.

  189. Katherine says

    I would love this book! I need help to stop becoming “unglued” with my kiddos. Thanks and I love your blog!!

  190. tiffany pirtle says

    I am trying to organize a small group study using Unglued…entertaining the thought of trying to do a group with my college girlfriends…maybe setting up a blog to post thoughts? and then using skype once a week…

    love your blog! ~ tiffany

  191. Anete says

    Thanks for your blog posts! They are encouraging, refreshing and supporting! As I read your story and about the giveaway, I thought about dear friend of mine and I’d like to win the giveaway and give this book to that friend of mine. I’d love to read myself but at this point I see that my friend needs this more than I do! Pinned it too!

  192. Melissa R. says

    Thanks for being so honest! We all have been there in some situation or another!
    I appreciate this opportunity!

  193. Megan M. says

    Thank you for sharing your heart this morning and being so honest! I too have had similar experiences with coming unglued… It is hard to see it in the moment because we get so fired up about the situation, but once things cool, we see more clearly. I would love to be entered into your drawing! Thank you for all you do! Stay strong!

  194. Brie G says

    Thank you for sharing with us your “unglued” story and being so vulnerable with us.
    That really goes to show how human we all are and thank God for His Grace!
    I have a toddler and we’re planning on another one this year so the opportunities to become unglued are many…would love to read this one.
    Thank you again and much love!

  195. Amy Tucker says

    Thank you so much for your honesty in your post today. It spoke to my heart! You are a real encouragement to me!

  196. says

    I have been unglued as well! Mine was not at church but after, grumbling and complaining, the whole nine! And with my kids around to boot! Sheesh! Why can’t I get it right! I would love to read this new book by Lysa! I am also sharing this on Twitter! Can’t Facebook until next month as I am still in rest! Blessings!

  197. Hollie Hart says

    Our women’s ministry is preparing do to this as a group study! I would love to win some freebies to help off-set the costs! :) Thank you!!

  198. Tracey says

    Coming “unglued” is a term I use a little too regular lately. I think I could use this book please enter me in the drawing. I love getting the emails from you they are so inspiring.

  199. Jen Hasseld says

    Oh, Courtney! I love how transparent you are with us readers! I would love to win the devotional. I read the book, LOVED it, but could probably use a refresher!

  200. says

    This idea of coming unglued sounds so familiar. I know it has happened so many times in my life, and this post was both convicting and inspiring.

  201. Cassie D says

    My bible study group will be starting this study in two weeks. I would love the opportunity to win the devotional and the book. Thank you

  202. Amy Partin says

    Thank you for ALWAYS having a encouraging word. Your website is definitely a blessing. May God bless you and your family!

  203. Arlene says

    I’m not sure how I found you. One day your emails started showing up in my inbox. It was a “God Thing”. Thank you so much for your inspiring words. God Bless!

  204. Ashley T says

    Courtney, this post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing such a personal story. I love the grace your friend extended you. May your friendship grow even stronger through this ordeal!

  205. Heather Bateman says

    Would love to have this. I can come unglued over some things so easily-then later I feel so “UGHHH!” Been trying to watch it and breathe more to avoid the unglued moments.

  206. Jonelle says

    I am struggling with becoming unglued while doing school with my kids. I have reached my limit and am debating sending them to school for purely selfish reasons. (Sending them to school would not solve the heart issues involved here.) Thank you for this giveaway.

  207. Christy Underwood says

    Hello, my name is Christy and I come unglued WAY to often! I have wanted to start this series for so long!

  208. says

    What a humbling article you wrote. Who hasn’t come unglued at one time or another. The most important thing is to keep growing in the Word so we do not come unglued. But, the next most important thing is to make it right when we do come unglued. Blessings

  209. Dora Alvarez-Roa says

    Wow- how inspirational! I’m a newcomer to your blog- but it has been such a blessing to me already! Please enter me in this drawing. I would LOVE to start a Women’s Bible Book Club using this book. Sometimes we as women get so busy that we forget to not only take time for ourselves, but we forget to take our time with God. Wonderful resources for women. Thank you!!

  210. Cordelia says

    I just finished this book 2 weeks ago and am looking forward to reading the 60 day devotional blogs! Love Women Living Well blog! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement!! Blessings!!

  211. says

    I love hearing the stories of coming “unglued”. It is when we share these stories that we connect with our sisters in hope of that imperfect progress. Thanks for sharing.

  212. Nicole says

    I would love to win this… what are the chances for a girl in Canada?!?!? Guess we’ll see!!!
    I love when my favourite authors/bloggers encourage and endorse each other!!!

  213. Dana Thorp says

    Thanks for your post! I am reading Lysa’s book Unglued right now, and…….seeing her next week at a conference in Roseville, CA, can’t wait! I love how she makes it all so real! The devotional would be a great companion! :)

  214. Jenn says

    Oh Courtney. It happens to the best of us, for which we can be so thankful for God’s enduring grace…given to us through the ones who love us on earth.

    Hoping to teach this to a small group of women in my community!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Jenn

  215. Gerri says

    Dear Courtney,

    Boy I had to fight back the tears on this one! Thanks for sharing a not so perfect moment with us. We are all on the same path towards grace, and I don’t know about you, but God’s grace has certainly gotten me through not so perfect moments.

    God Bless You Dear!

    In Christian Love,
    Gerri

  216. Jodi says

    Thanks for sharing. If we are honest we have all been at that place at none time or another in our lives. I sure have; more than once! The most recent was with a friend of 14 yrs and recently with Gods help I just mended a 4 yr rift with a family member who I came unglued with. It crazy the effects it has on our lives and the ripple effect it causes in others. God bless the ministry you, Lysa, Renee and others have when your ministering to the heart and soul of women who strive to be Christ like.

  217. Emilee Brandl says

    Love your blog and love UNGLUED! God’s really been teaching me about letting him be The Lord of my emotions and to keep his perspective on everything. Making thankfulness my sacrifice! :)

  218. Carissa says

    Thank you for being so open about your life and your struggles. I think most of us struggle with what I call “mama bear syndrome” ha ha. Thanks for the opportunity to win this! This would be a wonderful blessing to me and other mom friends of mine.

  219. DaLania says

    Very inspiring! I can be so hard to apologize, especially when you you are jsut sure you were right. Be there and done that. I would love to be entered in this giveaway. :-)

  220. Dana says

    Thanks for your brutal honesty. I loved the book and need to read it again….need the devotional to control with the Holy Spirit, my actions and attitudes! Thanks:)

  221. joan ilagan says

    i am sorry to tell you how much i need this. i am unglued more often than i care to admit. i am also raising 4 daughters, and it is a scary thought to think of what i am teaching them about how to react to life’s ups and downs. thanks for giving this away. i know the Lord knows who needs it most. can’t wait to see who gets it!

  222. Meghan Anderson says

    I downloaded the first two chapters of Unglued for free the other day – I think it was written just for me! I’d love to win the giveaway.

  223. says

    You and your blog have been such an encouragement to me. I am a stay at home mother of an 8month old boy and a 3 year old boy. By God’s grace and your words of encouragement, i have been able to step into my role as a stay at home mom with more boldness. :) Because of the season i am in with 2 youngens, i am not always able to have the quiet time i would like…the scriptures that you post on facebook along with the blogs have been so helpful and just enough to help me through my day. Thank you! A few of my girlfriends have read the unglued book and loved it! I have been wanting to read it as well!! So thanks for the giveaway and for all that you do! From one unglued mom to another. haha!

  224. Meg says

    God is so AWESOME!!! Proverbs 31 & Women Living Well has been a tool God used to prepared me for a huge storm in the last few months in my marriage. It’s amazing how God is not only there for you daily, but he protects you and prepares you for future events. Allowing us to build more of a testimony to Glofiy HIM. So UNGLUED is a understatment of my life lately. :)
    THANK YOU for following God’s directions, being real, and an example of a true Titus Woman. May your day be filled with many blessing and prayers to all on this blog.

  225. says

    Thank you so much for your honesty. It has really touched my heart. I had a similiar situation with my daughters music teacher at Christian School. So thank you for being filled with the Spirit and sharing with us so we can walk out of condemnation and walk in grace.
    M. Waters

  226. Nona says

    Hi Courtney! Thanks for sharing your story. So many times we fail miserably and hate to admit it to others. I have a tendency to run my mouth without thinking of the consequences or what they may cause others. I must must must read this book…and I feel that so many others are in the same shoes as we all are at times. I pinned it and facebooked it to share with all my friends. I think this may also be a great devotional to do with the my life group. After all, us sisters in christ need to stick together and help each other out! I want to thank you to for your blog! You have really inspired me to keep moving forward even when there are mountains on top of you!

  227. Paula Hubbell says

    Thank you so much for your blog! I pray daily in thanksgiving for finding this. It has made me really focusing on making the necessary changes in my marriage and family life. A true blessing. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. God Bless and thank you for your service.

  228. Cheryl says

    I suffer terribly from “foot in mouth” syndrome. I pray asking for the words…I repeat in my mind over and over what I wish to say…AND THEN…nothing like I thought I would say. Emotions boil…I am awful about avoiding confrontation so back down…then in my mind really unravel. I SO could use this giveaway!! Thank you .. And God Bless

  229. Melinda says

    This is what we need more of in our sisterhood of believers, focus on using our words to encourage and uplift instead of break down. I have to admit, I struggle with it and have recently noticed my pre-teen daughter beginning to struggle with it, as well. I look forward to going through this study with her. I hope more and more Christians transform into encouragers who are not speaking through fleeting emotional flare-up, but with wisdom and love.

  230. Abby says

    With 7 kids sometimes it is hard to NOT come unglued, but to have tools to use when those moments hit would be a blessing. And to be able to share them with my children would be awesome also.
    On a personal note, I have been following you for about a year and I absolutely love you. Your insight mixed with humor is a blessing. Thank you for all you do.

  231. Cheryl Powell says

    I have a 15 year old son who has his driver’s permit and will be getting his driver’s license in August. I am constantly finding myself coming “unglued” as I deal with all the emotions attached to my son growing up. I am at a phase in my life where I need help with learning how to deal with my emotions in a positive way rather than coming “unglued” at the most inopportune times. I would love to receive this giveaway as I am sure it will give me the encouragement and tools I need to aid me in handling my emotions in a productive way for all who are in the line of fire. :o)

  232. Stephanie Ostrowski says

    Today is my birthday and what an awesome birthday gift this would be. I love your blog and look forward to receiving it in my e-mail inbox.

    I shared on Facebook and twitter.

  233. says

    I am not alone, and there is hope for me yet! Lysa Terkeurst books sounds like a wonderful resource. I posted this to Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  234. LeeAnn says

    Thank you for sharing. I have a passion for justice, which can lead me into situations very similar to yous. I was cut to the heart as I read about your interaction. I realized that my passion, which I believe is God given,can be used in a much more godly fashion. I most certainly have been there, done that. Thankful for His grace and patience! Obviously, I’m sure I could benefit from the package. Praying God sends it to just the right person!

  235. Annette DiSanto says

    Yes, I cried! I need this book and journal. Win it or not, it’s a must. I seem to come unglued too often.

  236. Christina A. says

    What a wonderful giveaway. I would LOVE to win this. I feel like I come unglued every day. I love your post as well. Such truth and transparency in your words. Thank you for being real with all of us.

  237. Amy says

    This is a book I have been meaning to read. I tend to let my emotions get the better of me quite often.
    I agree, we need to change our thoughts, and it will be easier for our words to be godly. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, oh Lord, My rock and my redeemer.” Amen!

  238. Loni Garrison says

    To win such a gift would be priceless in my life. Your story brought tears to my eyes and made me reminded me of the times I’ve come “Unglued” over little things and need to change my ways. It’s a struggle and journey that we all our going through no matter where we are in our faith. Thank you so much for your ministry and I’m praying for you and your ministry.

  239. Carol S. says

    I would love to win this giveaway! I have been following your blog for some time and am enjoying being a part of your walk with Christ. Thank you for sharing your life with your Sisters in Christ.

  240. says

    I read Unglued and I felt Lysa was looking over my shoulder and writing everything down. I am a little better after reading this book. I still have my ugly days as I call them. But I know I need to ask God to forgive me and show me a better way. You hang in Courtney, you keep reaching for God each and every day. We’re all human and we all make mistakes this side of heaven. God sees your heart. Take a deep breath and see where God wants you to go from here.

  241. Stephanie says

    I thank you for your honesty & humility to your blog readers. I realize that being in any leadership position can bring oposition, but I pray that the Lord give you the strength to do all he has called you to do! Continue Courtney, we are listening & learning!

  242. Kimberly S. says

    I want to thank you for making everyday a little brighter! You and your blog are a blessing!
    Keep up his good works!! :*)

  243. Lisa Sharp says

    Thank you for your honesty – it is so great to know I am not the only one who comes unglued. Being a homeschooler, people are always telling me that they could never homeschool because they don’t have the patience for it. I’m always telling them that I never saw that one on the list of requirements. I am thankful to have forgiving children. Thank you for your blog and for showing us it’s ok to be real.

  244. Heather says

    I absolutely love your blog. Thank you for returning this year! You have been a real encouragement! Can’t wait to read this book. It sounds like it’s right up my alley…

  245. Jennifer says

    Thank you for being real!! We all have struggles and come unglued but praise God for His mercy and grace! I love getting your e-mails! Thank you!!

  246. Shannon says

    My small group is currently reading Lysa’s book Unglued and we all love it. That’s really saying something because usually, whatever bible study we do, at least one person in the group doesn’t like it.

  247. Tabitha says

    I tell you this hits home with me!!!!! I am an emotional gal….who gets hurt easily. I have found myself coming unglued more times then I would like to count. Letting my emotions get the best of me and not handling difficult situations with the grace of God. Would love to read this book and go through the devotional. I love when the Lord uses other believers to show us that we are not alone in our short comings. And there is grace!!!! AMEN!!

  248. says

    I would love to be entered into the drawing for this giveaway! Thank-you so much for offering it!

    Keep on writing, Courtney. The world is a better place because of the light you are not afraid to shine in your corner! You are an encouragement to many!

  249. Tess says

    Courtney,
    Thank you so much for blogging! You have been such an encouragement to me over the past year. Would love to win this giveaway! I am always looking for a good read and this seems right up my alley. I am guilty of becoming “unglued” many times and allowing my emotions to take over. Much love!

  250. Sheryl Bradley says

    Just came across your blog today after a friend shared it on facebook. Thanks for your humility & honesty. We all have those moments and it’s so refreshing to read about your experience & how you experienced not only God’s grace & mercy, but also your friend’s grace & mercy. Wishing you many blessings in your ministry!

  251. Lori H. says

    Thanks so much for sharing these resources! I have been thinking about getting Lysa’s book for quite a while. Thanks also for sharing in such an encouraging way. Love your blog !!

  252. Katie W says

    Wow…did I need to hear this today….you have encouraged me to overcome an issue I just had this morning. Thank you.

  253. Kimberly Stanley says

    New subscriber to this blog and I have enjoyed everything I’ve read so far. Unglued is on my wishlist and can’t wait to read it!!

  254. Nancy Termer says

    thanks for your encouraging blog…I find myself coming “unglued” more times than I would want which is never is my goal! I am working hard with God to change my Thoughts, then in response will change my Emotions and my actions. God’s Grace is Amazing and I’m so Glad we have it.

  255. Audria Torian says

    I would love to read this book. It seems that I come unglued every Sunday morning before church trying to get the four kids ready! I finally recognized what was happening and prayed for change in my attitude and for rest so that I would not send my kids into church pained by some thoughtless word I had just said! Thank God for women who listen to his leading and write what is needed!!

  256. Mary Lou Kleveland says

    Thanks for your transparency in sharing this story. I could totally relate. I would love to learn more about my emotions in Lysa’s Unglued resources. It is an area I know I need to work on.

  257. Tonya Walker says

    I have been hearing many great things about Unglued! I would love to win the giveaway and begin reading it and learning from it. Thank you for the post and for always sharing your stories that touch out hearts! God Bless!!

  258. Carissa Huffman says

    I have been living a bit unglued for awhile. I desperately want to add to my family, and time is slipping away–I am 44 years old, and my nearly 4 year old has even been praying every night for a baby sister. I have been doing everything I can–I do not have a huge pile of money to do intensive fertility treatments–and I had a miscarriage last year to show for it.

    I know God hears my prayers, but this has been so discouraging. To top it all off, my sister in law–whose family went through the motions to get my brother and their son baptized in a Catholic church, but never go to church and have no relationship with Jesus–is having a baby, despite all her health issues and her very weak cervix. I gotta be honest–this really feels like a dagger that pierces my heart. It seems so unfair.

    I am more than willing to adopt a baby–but, again, I don’t have a huge pile of money, so I am unable to even start the process of looking into adoption or even fostering (which I do not think we are emotionally able to do). The price I’ve found for the home study (required by every state to adopt or foster) by a social worker locally is $2000–and they have to come in my home, which is a terrifying prospect for someone who is as disorganized and has the terrible housekeeping habits I do. Adoptions cost between $4000-$25,000 depending on the circumstances. I MIGHT be able to find $4000 in a whole year’s time, but most adoptions cost much more.

    So, I have been a LOT unglued. I am trying to keep my faith up, but it is difficult. I want to see my little boy’s prayers answered in a miraculous way. If any of my sisters want to pray for us–I know I need it.

    Thanks so much, Courtney, for being so honest about yourself. At least I am not the only unglued girl running around!

    Carissa in eastern Iowa

  259. Kristy says

    I am so thankful I took the time to read this. I had a seriously unglued day yesterday. Thankful God’s mercies are new today and ready to start again and see what God has in store for me and my family today. Thank you for sharing, your words were what I needed to hear.

  260. Patty says

    Thank you for sharing your “unglued” story about the sticker – we’ve all had a moment I’m sure but thank God ~ HE is a God of grace and mercy!

  261. Rosemarie says

    Thank You for being REAL and sharing your unglued moment with us all. We all have unglued moments at times yet the one thing I try to remember is WHO I AM IN CHRIST and as I rise in the morning not to forget HOW I SHOULD REFLECT MYSELF through the day. I AM A CHILD OF THE KING. God Bless!!

  262. says

    It is so hard to apologize, especially when one gets heated in the moment and feels like it’s not their fault. I am learning to let go of my pride and apologize to make things right, even when it wasn’t just me in the wrong. Thank you for your honesty and story.

    I would love to read Unglued. It is something I could definitely benefit from.

  263. Amy Heirbrandt says

    With triplet boys who just recently turned 5, I have plenty of opportunity to come unglued. Love your honesty because church is one of those places where the enemy loves us to come unglued. Just getting our families through the door without killing each other (lol) is a major accomplishment.

  264. Kristina says

    I giggled while I read the title “Unglued” thinking I’m gett’in “unglued” all the time ( : If I don’t win I’ll be purchasing this book.

    Always appreciate you!

  265. Sonja Bailey says

    Lysa was the first of the AMAZING women I learned about ~ each of you have a special talent, ability and a Gift from God
    yes I would love to study in Unglued and have the Devotional, tho I am older I still have trials and a past I am trying to put away but most of all simply life my life in a better way with Gog and to Glorify HIM

    wow I rarely win but sure worth a try or two or three
    Sonja

  266. Amanda says

    As a youth minister’s wife, I am ashamed to admit I can relate to your story in more situations than I can count. Please God for reconciliation and mercy! I would love to dig into this devotional with a delicious cup to coffee!!!

  267. Ashley Duran says

    Thanks for being transparent! I am learning to humble myself before The Lord and cast my cares upon Him because He cares! He will fight those battles for us.. We just have to pray and ask. My son is in a cast and he’s 2. I thought for sure he’d get his cast off yesterday, even the nurse said so! So when doc came in and said two more weeks.. I was disappointed! I have a 6 year old, 4 year old, the two year old and 8 month old and my hubby is in Korea for a year with military! I definitely can have unglued moments but as I’m learning to trust God, it’s becoming easier to cast my cares on Him! I humbled myself to the doctor: smiled and said, yay, Ben! Just two more weeks!

  268. Chris says

    Courtney, I have been reading your blog for about a year now and I can’t tell you how much it has helped me. I feel God calling me upward to be a better wife and Mom to my kids, and your blog has been a big part of His work with me! Its hard when you can’t always “make things right” with someone, and its especially hard when that other person is your Mom. I’ve been hearing over the past 2 years how I haven’t been “honoring her” as the Bible instructs. Last summer, I went to her and apologized for hurting her and asked her to please explain what I did, because I don’t understand what I did wrong, and I can’t change something that I can’t see. She told me that she didn’t want to talk about it, that she just wants to move forward. I know that since we cannot truly reconcile, that we can only move in a different direction. Its awkward when we see each other. Thats when I read “Unglued”, and I have learned that I need to repsond the right way, even when the other person doesn’t.

  269. says

    Thank you for being honest and sharing your unglued moment. I like how Lysa puts it, these moments are just God’s way of bringing things to our attention that we did not know were there. Sometimes it takes happening at church or around friends for us to realize it. Oh how I have shared in those moments too many times! So thankful for His grace and the power of forgiveness!

  270. Marsha Householder says

    This aging grandma is shamefully unglued because of errors in judgment and seeds sown in ignorance. This would be so helpful in my fight to be set free. Thanks so much for this blog. I so appreciate your honesty.

  271. Jennifer says

    I am thankful for your transparency today! Thank you for sharing from your heart and blessing your readers. I’m excited for this giveaway too. =)

  272. says

    Oh goodness sometimes it is so hard get a grip. I really need this book right now, I feel like my seems are on the verge of busting open in so many different relationships, and I can’t put my finger on why. It’s hard to keep my emotions in check most days. Calgon take me away!

  273. says

    I have the unglued key tags…they are really neat! Please enter me in the drawing. Lots of neat things on your blog…thank you for sharing with us!

  274. J