I'm not good enough. I'm not smart enough. I'm not organized enough. I'm not patient enough. I'm not as good a homeschool mom as all the others! Are you tired of striving to be better? Has comparison kept you on a self-improvement treadmill that just won’t quit?
Yvette Hampton talks with Heather Creekmore, Christian homeschool mom of 4, blogger, speaker, and author of the new book The Burden of Better: How a Comparison-Free Life Leads to Joy, Peace, & Rest. You are sure to be encouraged!
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Heather Creekmore writes and speaks hope to thousands of women each week inspiring them to stop comparing and start living. Her first book Compared to Who? encourages women to uncover the spiritual root of body image issues and find freedom. Her new release, The Burden of Better, offers women a journey into the depths of God's grace to find a way off the treadmill of constant comparison. Heather has been featured on Fox News, Huff Post, Morning Dose, Church Leaders, For Every Mom, along with dozens of other shows and podcasts. But she's best recognized from her appearance as a contestant on the Netflix hit show, Nailed It. Heather and her fighter-pilot-turned-pastor husband, Eric have four children and live in Austin, Texas. Heather has been homeschooling for eight years and tutors both Foundations and Essentials classes in their Classical Conversations community. Connect with Heather at Comparedtowho.me.
Compared to Who? A Proven Path to Improve Your Body Image
By Heather Creekmore / Abilene Christian University Press
The Burden of Better: How a Comparison-Free Life Leads to Joy, Peace, and Rest
By Heather Creekmore / Leafwood Publishing
"For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them."
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Podcast Topics: Homeschooling, Parenting, Comparison, Overcoming Stress, Guilt, Envy