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Spread too Thin - Devotional By Ellen Miller

You know the drill. Somebody asks, “How are you?” and you respond automatically: “Crazy busy!” “I’m exhausted!” “Running too fast.”

And it’s no wonder! Between the breakneck speed of your job, the one million family activities on the calendar, the volunteer luncheon you signed up to host, the growing to-do list on your phone, and the workout you’ve been meaning to get to for weeks—if you ever stopped long enough to think about it, you’d be curled up in the fetal position on the floor.

Life these days. It’s exhausting, isn’t it?

Ellen Miller gets it—and she wrote Spread Too Thin just for you. Whatever stage of life you find yourself in, you don’t have to live it frantically. Written for women who care deeply and extend themselves selflessly, this 90-day devotional offers an honest look at the obligations that have drained us and then point us toward a more abundant life with Jesus. Through personal stories, practical insights, and classic Ellen humor, you’ll discover that it is possible to find hope—and even peace!—throughout your harried, overcommitted days.

Available from Tyndale

About the Author: 
Ellen Miller is passionate about life balance. Why? Because she knows from experience the miserable feeling we have when we're "off our game" and the joy we can get from everyday life when we're hitting on all cylinders. Her motto is: "You can have it all - just not every day." Professionally, Ellen is a working gal. She served as a corporate officer for a Fortune 500 company while raising a family. She founded and now serves as the visionary for Insider Marketing, a technology marketing firm. Since 1994, Insider has had the pleasure of marketing some of the biggest brands in the technology marketplace. But Ellen believes that her profession describes only a third of who she really is. Personally, Ellen shares her life with her husband, Steve; their grown children; and their first grandchild. She's not one to take this blessing of a sweet family for granted. But probably the most defining thing about Ellen is her purpose. In this life stage, Ellen has felt a calling to be an encouragement to other women of all walks of life. Ellen believes that a fulfilled, content woman is vital to our society; our workforce; and, most important, to our families. A woman who purposefully chooses to live intentionally makes for a productive employee, a strong marriage partner, and a positive role-modeling mother. Her desire is to inspire confidence and motivate women to live to their full potential - with uncommon joy - for Christ. To learn more about Ellen, visit her at or follow her on Twitter (@Ellen_Miller).

My Take:

I really enjoyed this devotional. The stories and topics she writes about are down to earth, real life stuff. Ellen gives hope for balancing life and all the "stuff" we have to do. She has experience in multiple areas like raising children, being a working mom, wife, and much more. I was able to relate to many of the things she wrote and found myself encouraged and refreshed from reading the daily devotionals. 

This little devotional is a great way to start the day, or I kept mine on the bathroom shelf for a quick read on occasion (maybe I shouldn't say that, some people think it’s weird to keep books in the bathroom). I loved her humor and style, and I look forward to reading more of her books.

I loved her humor and style, and I look forward to reading more of her books. I was blessed with a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network. I was not asked to review it positively. All opinions are my own. 


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