The Joneses are Overrated Giveaway

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NOTE: It is not too late to join over 8,000 women who have now signed up for Proverbs 31 Ministries” Melissa Taylor’s online Bible study of my new book LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith.

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Welcome to those of you who found your way here after reading my Proverbs 31 devotion tody. If you haven’t read it click here to do so and catch up with the rest of us. :)

Today, let’s chat.

Do you struggle with contentment? With keeping up with the Joneses?

Is this something new or have you done this since high school?

Do you think social media like Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest make this harder when you see what others are doing, buying, making or thinking?

Have you ever had to go on a media fast to realign your contentment?

Any tips for gaining contentment that you’ve learned along the way?

How about any guidelines you put in place for your online viewing habits?

What do you think of this statement: discontentment comes from counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own?

Leave your thoughts and questions in the comments section. We’ll tackle this topic together today.

Also, one person will be chosen to win this giveaway.

It includes:

~ A copy of LET. IT. GO. (signed to increase the worth at your garage sale someday!)

~ A pink and brown softcover, compact, but large print Bible in the Holman Christian Standard version.

~ A bright, funky journal–you can use it to count your blessings.

~ An index card binder system, to use to record and memorize verses to help you keep your perspective.

~ A bag of cinnamon coffee–just for fun!

Okay—let’s chat. What are your answers to any of the questions above or any other thoughts you have?


NOTE: the winner of the free conference call on how to write a bang-up book proposal is: CassandraS Send your email address to [email protected] so we can get you signed up for the call. If any of the rest of you who did not win want to sign up for the call, the information is found here.


  1. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who had been doing a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me dinner due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this issue here on your blog.

  2. I poured my heart out to some HAH friends about my struggle with this issue and one of them directed me over here to read about the Jones family. (-:
    I do not want to be this discontent person.
    I want to be free of this.
    I want to breathe life into my family that isn’t tainted with discontentment…because I feel we are all struggling a bit.

  3. I feel contentment is sometimes a daily struggle…especially in todays world! (FB, Pinterest, etc.) Definitely need to work on being more thankful for MY blessings!

  4. I am afraid I struggle daily with contentment and thinking I am not good enough. I am overweight and have begun to feel that I am not good enough. Not a good enough wife. mom, daughter, sister, friend. I get overwhelmed at times when I read Facebook thinking how does he/she do that? How can you be perfect all the time? I am participating in the Let.It.Go OSB Bible study and I am praying and hoping that by the end of the study that I can Let.It.Go.

  5. Taking a 40 day fast from the mall or internet has helped me focus of what i have been given. As Paul writes he has contentment with a little or a lot. I need the reflection time to let the Lord work these words into my heart.

  6. Contentment is a daily struggle for me. I would love to read this book and put a stop to this nasty habit. We have a comfortable home an have lived in it for 32 years. I hate to admit, I am not content…..would like a newer home with high ceilings, granite counter tops, no cracks in the wall, etc… help please.

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