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She Did What She Could: Five Words of Jesus That Will Change Your Life

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Most of us care. We really do. We care about poverty and injustice, about orphans and the sick. And yet, weighed down by the everyday load of bringing home a paycheck, putting food on the table, and taking care of our family demands, we question our ability to make a difference. Bombarded by one celebrity help-the-world-athon after another, we shrug our shoulders in futili ...more
Hardcover, 115 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published August 22nd 2009)
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I just loved this little book. I received this in the mail from my Mothers of Preschoolers organization (how I love to get a book in the mail!) and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The first part of the book the author breaks down this simple sentence that Jesus spoke. He said "she did what she could" to his disciples as they criticized Mary for washing His feet with expensive perfume. I could have easily read over this statement and thought little about it. But it's amazing to understand what it meant in
Lori Henrich
She Did What She Could. Five very powerful words. Elisa Morgan uses these five little words to show all of us that it doesn't take grand gestures to accomplish what God wants us to do. First we need to give ourselves a break. Lay off of the self criticism. We are adequate enough to accomplish what God wants us to do. It doesn't have to be a big thing. Maybe just getting a meal for a homeless person. Giving a little extra tip for a waiter or waitress. Offering to do some simple task for someone i ...more
Mandy J. Hoffman
I just finished reading this book and I want to begin my review with a question...okay...a series of questions.

Have you ever watched a program on TV about a situation or group of people in some sort of need and just felt your heart breaking for them? Have you sat through a special speaker at your church or an event who reaches out to people who are sick or living in poverty beyond our comprehension? Have you walked away with a passion to help only to have it fizzle out when you realized how over
Becky Littlefield
I really liked this book and found it to be an inspirational book that provides motivation to "do what we can" to make a difference in the world and in people's lives. It emphasizes that our efforts do not have to huge and complicated to make a significant impact. We should pay attention to the opportunities we are given each day to lift others and "do what we can" no matter how seemingly insignificant.
This work was totally accessible. The message shared by the author is easily applicable to life as a Christian. Too often, I try to do way too much and am easily tired out and just physically unable to complete all I would like to complete. The words in this book speak to listening for where God is leading, doing the manageable tasks He has for you, and trusting Him for the bigger stuff.
Short and sweet but could have been shorter. Interesting and motivating, though...basically, the author dissects the verse about Mary of Bethany who annointed Jesus' feet. She then applies that to modern women and exhorts us to do what we can to make a difference in the world, however small it may seem.
Nancy H
An excellent meditational guide, this little book is packed with a lot of good advice for living a good life and making a difference in the world. It is a Christian guide, but many of the principles of doing good and of helping others cross many religions.
Inspirational. A quick read. All I need to remember about the book comes from the back cover:

But what if we did...
Just one thing.
The thing that matters more than anything else in that one solitary moment.

What if we did just that?
What if?
loved this little book. This is a must read for anyone who gets discouraged because they feel like in order to do something they have to do everything. life-changing material here!
A quick read. A simple book and yet quite profound. If you have an inkling if altruism in you, then you must read this.
Fast, thought-provoking read. Makes you want to go out and do something...big or small...just something!
Thought provoking and inspiring. Makes you question if YOU are really doing what you could.
The idea prompting this book was good, but I did not enjoy reading it. Repetitive and choppy.
Good concepts; poor delivery
The concept is good...
Simple but profound!
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Since 1989, Elisa Morgan has served as the President and CEO of MOPS International, Inc. (Mothers of Preschoolers), a Denver-based non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, equipping and developing every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.

In addition to her responsibilities as President and CEO of MOP
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