My Unglued Antidote

This week, I finished reading Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst.

Whoa.

I underlined or highlighted something on 90% of the pages of this book.

Ladies, Unglued is a MUST READ book for every single one of you. There are very few books on the planet that this could be said of, but I honestly would recommend this book to any woman with whom I came in contact.

We will all come unglued in some way at one time or another. Learning how to deal with those emotions and prevent most unglued moments is the key.

Lysa offers many wonderful tips for avoiding and handling unglued moments, and many of those involve turning to God’s Word. Truth, as only the Scriptures can provide, is the BEST way to combat the lies of the enemy.

However, when I’m starting to fume and headed towards coming unglued, I’m not very likely to pick up my Bible.

 What I AM likely to do is grab my iPhone or iPad and turn on some music, and my preferred music in those moments is kids’ music.

Yep, listening to children’s music helps me get my emotions in check and focus on truth.

Ok, not just any children’s music – it has to be Seeds Family Worship because Seeds IS God’s Word.

It happened just this week. The boys were not listening well. The baby was spitting up all over the place. My to-do list was three miles long. Nothing was going the way I wanted it to in my mind. I was in the kitchen ready to blow – which usually means yelling – and I actually realized what was about to happen.

I grabbed my phone, opened up my music, and clicked on my playlist called “All Seeds.” I have all seven of the Seeds albums on this playlist. I hit “Shuffle” and let God speak to me with whatever pops up.

It never fails – I hear just what I need within minutes of turning on that music.

Last week, it was “Heavenly Lights,” which is James 1:17 set to music…

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights…

I cried, but I did NOT come unglued. I cried because I knew exactly the gifts to which the song was referring – too many gifts to count in that moment, but more than enough to snap me out of my emotional funk. I did not yell. I breathed deep. I moved on and my day was not ruined, and neither was my children’s.

THAT is the power of God’s Word, friends. And His Word never returns void – even when you feel like you’re about to lose it.


Seeds Family Worship works for me as my “unglued antidote.” What works for you?

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*I was not asked to write this post by either Lysa or Seeds Family Worship – just wanted to share two things I absolutely love and that are helping me in my everyday life!

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Comments

  1. yes! oh this book! totally agree with you on all fronts…been recommending it to everyone as well. And YES on the Seeds family worship…my 5’o clock bewitching hour help. love ya friend!

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  2. I’m so glad that I’m not the only one highlighting the whole book! I love Unglued! And Seeds is awesome, too! But I only have 3CDs… Must add more! :)

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    Erin Reply:

    You’re not alone! Yes, get more Seeds!

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  3. I totally agree! I LOVED this book! I just got the DVD curriculum as a gift last week at my retreat and I am so excited to share it with my Bible study ladies! I have found I also begin to recognize my unglued times, it’s a little scary! I love the music idea! I am practicing praying and breathing before I come unglued, sometimes it works, sometimes I still yell a little :) But seriously, this book is AWESOME on every level!

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    Erin Reply:

    PERFECT Bible study book – so much to discuss!

    And I still yell as well. Imperfect progress, right?!

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  4. I love this, Erin! I feel the same way about Seeds.

    I’ve got to get Unglued, apparently. ;)

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    Erin Reply:

    Thanks Amanda! YES – read it! Although, I can’t really picture you coming unglued!

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  5. Sounds like you were describing my week! I love Seeds and have had my eye on this book. Now I’m thinking I need to move it up on my “to-read” list!

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    Erin Reply:

    Yes! Move it on up!

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  6. I think I need this book. I’ve been coming unglued way way way too often lately. It has resulted in my worst mommy moment to date (wouldn’t it be nice to say the worse it’ll ever be, by grace it will be!). And a huge WooHoo for Seeds! Love that music. Just last night I realized that one of the songs was ruminating around in my head (even at 1am when I woke with my toddler!). I stopped to listen more carefully to what I was thinking figuring that God had something in it for me at the moment.

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    Erin Reply:

    Oh Sara, I know you will be blessed by it! Let me know what you think when you read it! Praying for you!

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  7. It’s on my list! I so came unglued today…and I kept thinking about this book as it was happening….thankful for God’s grace, and forgiveness from Him and my children…thanks for the encouragement to just get the book already!

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    Erin Reply:

    Amen sister! So thankful for grace! Let me know what you think of the book!

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