A Little Less Navel, Please


  1. Oh my goodness, that is such a life changing thought for me…that asking for help blesses fe other person. I love when people ask me for help so why haven’t I thought I this before?! I hate asking for help because I think I’m imposing! Plus, I have this stupid problem where I think it is some feat if I don’t need help (but I always do). Thank you for the insight!

  2. I thought this was going to be a modesty post! 😉

    (aren’t we about due for another round…right after NFP and married priests….)

  3. XXOO

  4. Love it!! It’s so hard to ask for help isn’t it and yet your friend did and you were a blessing to her. We all want to help, we just want to know WHAT to do!!
    I’m linking you into my blog post today on our annual blogging every day in May bizniz…Blessings to a wonderful May!!

  5. Sometimes I think I am tempted into a falsely pietistic belief that if I “suffer through things” on my own it is more noble, more sacrificial and therefore more loving to our Lord. (Go ahead, forehead slap me right now, real good.) Then, I remember the beautiful quote from St. Francis of Assisi: “The greatest act of humility is allowing yourself to be loved.” Or, in my case, to be helped. Awesome post.

  6. Christine says

    I just wanted to let you know that I look forward to your daily posts. I am sure posting every day in May can be a bit difficult for you, but I sure do look forward to reading them. I enjoy both the posts about your family and also the posts with deeper thoughts. Nice message today about asking people for help. I think many of us struggle with this one. Thanks again for posting every day!

  7. Nailed it.

  8. I love this – and I’m always reminding myself about the blessing that comes from asking for help. It’s SO hard for me to do, but I’ve had seasons in my life (think husband deployed with 4 littles, one of whom was a two-week old infant…!) when I’ve been forced to ask and accept help. I wouldn’t think twice about offering help to someone else in need, and I have to remember that I’m giving the same grace to someone else who offers to help me.