Why ?No” Was The Best ?Yes” Ever
Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes. She writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com or on social media @LysaTerKeurst.
Why “No” Was The Best “Yes” Ever
The Best Yes poignantly talks about the struggle between our hearts and our heads as we try to live up to the world's Super Woman challenges for our lives. This book is helping me break the cycle of stress, exhaustion, and overcommitment from trying to please everyone.
One of the best time management books ever! Not only does this book help you to prioritize your schedule, but it takes the Word of God and teaches you how to apply it to your daily life. Then you can make choices that honor God and see where you aretruly called to be.
The Best Yes is a life changer for women trying to cope with the demands of frazzled, unfulfilled living. Lysa gives practical and godly insight for wisely choosing the Best Yes in order to restore balance and bring joy back to everyday life.
In a Christian book that wants to teach about wisdom, I would expect some theological teaching on this important fruit. And the primary way to do that would be to teach about Jesus Christ, the embodiment of wisdom. However, Christ was hardly even mentioned in the entire book. He is mentioned so scarcely, that I marked the two or three pages I found him. Even her gospel presentation reads in a very man-centered fashion:
Of course, I took the email completely at face value. (Note to anyone who ever wants to throw me a surprise party: it will be very easy.) A YouTube link? Not exactly what I was expecting, but not out of character for my agent, either. And what do you do when your agent suggests you do something? You do it immediately. Duh.
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In The Best Yes, New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst guides you through the insightful lessons she's learned about what it means to live out the purpose that God has in store for you. Lysa demonstrates the incredible power of two words—yes and no—and the way that these simple, daily decisions can shape the story of our lives.
Lysa has learned firsthand that there's a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. Drawing from applicable scriptures and her own personal experiences, Lysa teaches us that if we know and believe that God has a plan for each of us, we'll live it out—serving as living proof of His never-ending grace and kindness.
If we take time to slow down and rise above the rush of the world's endless demands, we can rest assured that God's wisdom will help us make decisions that will still be good tomorrow. No matter what season of life you find yourself in, you deserve the chance to make decisions that bring out the best you.
Because she doesn't want to pull away from that drivethru, get a few miles down the road and a few bites into her meal and wish she'd made a different choice. It's not that she'll think what she ordered is bad, it's just that she'll feel the tension of realizing she missed the best choice. And we girls don't like feeling we missed out. Or messed up. Or misstepped right out of what should have been or what could have been.
And what's so great about that? In God's plan, you've got a part to play. If you know it and believe it, you'll live it. You'll live your life making decisions with the Best Yes as your best filter. You'll be a grand display of God's Word lived out. Your undistracted love will make your faith ring true. Your wisdom will help you make decisions that will still be good tomorrow. And you'll be alive and present for all of it.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer points out, "You can't give away something you don't have!"Many people who are trying to walk in God's love are doing so in their own strength, but
You can be free from the effects of rejection! No one totally escapes rejection. But not everybody has to be damaged by it! Our Father has provided a means for us as His children to be delivered from
The last 12 months have been the most creatively fulfilling and productive months of my life. It turns out that being home for bath and dinner every single night had a massive impact on my relationship with my young children, their behavior and my marriage.
Ryan Holiday is the author of numerous bestselling books one of the world's bestselling including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic and the #1 New York Times bestseller Stillness Is the Key. They've been published in more than 40 languages and have sold more than 4 million copies. He also owns a bookstore, The Painted Porch, which sits on historic Main Street in the town of Bastrop, Texas.
For most situations, a check box is the best control for representing a Yes/No value. This is the default type of control that is created when you add a Yes/No field to a form or report. By contrast, option buttons and toggle buttons are most often used as part of an option group. For more information about option groups, see the section Understand option groups.
It is a standard practice to use check boxes for Yes/No fields and option buttons or toggle buttons for option groups. However, this is only a suggestion, and you can use any of the three controls for either purpose.
I realized I was afraid of saying no because my biggest fear is rejection. I was afraid that every time I did this, I would disappoint someone, make them angry, hurt their feelings, or appear unkind or rude.
Yes' 2014 studio album found them working with their second new singer since Jon Anderson's departure following 2001's Magnification. This time, the not-Jon-Anderson was Jon Davison of Tennessee-based prog act Glass Hammer. (He was also, like his predecessor Benoît David, the former singer of a Yes tribute band.) Davison is actually worse than David, because where David sounded enough like Anderson that you could almost confuse the two of them (except that David enunciated more clearly, and didn't have Anderson's inhuman, piercing upper register), Davison has one of those ultra-clean, ultra-boring prog rock voices. He sounds a lot like Dream Theater's James LaBrie, honestly. And the songs -- many of which he co-wrote -- are similarly faceless and boring, sad to say. When they're not boring, they're actively lame, like "Step Beyond," which is built around this bouncing, up-and-down keyboard melody that sounds like something from a children's album, like it should have lyrics about drinking your milk or brushing your teeth. If the music had just a fraction of the edginess of Yes' best work, there might be something to recommend Heaven & Earth to diehards. But between the watered-down music and Jon Davison's almost intolerable vocals, this record is a total wash.
For whatever reason, Yes' veterans frequently allowed the band's newer members to take the creative reins in the '80s and '90s. Calling the results mixed is being generous. 90125 is bizarre and awesome, because Trevor Horn is a genius. Big Generator and Union are not, because Trevor Rabin is not Trevor Horn. (Talk, while also dominated by Rabin, is significantly better.) In perhaps the worst example of creative abdication of their career, the band's 1997 album, Open Your Eyes, was virtually handed over to new member Billy Sherwood, a multi-instrumentalist who'd previously worked with the group while Jon Anderson was busy with Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe; he never actually became a member of Yes at that point, though he did work with Chris Squire and Alan White in the Chris Squire Experiment. Jon Anderson liked what he heard of that project's material, and the four of them tried to transform some of those songs into Yes material. (The Chris Squire Experiment changed its name to Conspiracy, and released its debut album -- which included versions of "Open Your Eyes" and "Man In The Moon" -- in 1999.)
Open Your Eyes sounds nothing like Yes, except for the presence of Jon Anderson's vocals. "Fortune Seller" combines a plodding '90s "funk-rock" groove with sub-'80s-Grateful Dead guitar noodling; "Man In The Moon" features a stabby keyboard line, punctuated by the cleanest distorted guitar you'll ever hear; with different lyrics, it could be the theme to a Pierce Brosnan-era James Bond movie. The best track on the record is "From The Balcony," which is an acoustic piece performed by Anderson and Steve Howe, and less than three minutes long. Everything else is slathered in the most dismally begging-for-airplay keyboards imaginable, and written at a child's level of musical sophistication. It's hard to even believe this is a Yes album. 350c69d7ab