Upside Down

Today, Lysa TerKeurst announced the title of her new book.

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way

But it was what she said about the cover that made me nearly spit out my sugar-free, zero-calorie water.

“No, you’re not seeing an optical illusion. The cover is upside down.”

Did she say, “Upside Down?”

Really? Come on! Tell me we aren’t destined to meet. I already have the t-shirt!


On the live video, she made a comment that the book’s subtitle would help explain why the cover photo was upside down, but I didn’t need assistance in that area.

I know what it means. In more ways than one.

Me, her…the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. We’ve all been there.

No, I’m definitely not making light of our situation. I’m just in a good mood because we all seem to be on our way to a spiritual Bel-Air (not sure about Will).

She was in my city yesterday, too. I got an urgent text from one of the girls who was once in my Bible Study group, and she wasn’t sure if it would be rude to speak to her.

  • Is she surrounded by people? We don’t want to interrupt their lunch.
  • No?
  • Then, definitely – yes, just a quick word of encouragement.

I did well not to envy the moment, and was secretly thrilled that my young friend was able to speak face to face with a mentor we knew only through books, devotions or social media.


At this time, please agree with me in prayer that in all my joking and fangirl admiration, I will never come across like this guy:


Although I love, love, love to read – I just have too many books waiting on the shelf right now. So, I decided to download the Unglued audiobook.

I’ve known for a long time that I needed to read this book.

I have the Embraced devotional and two books by Angie Smith on this weekend’s agenda. I’d just have to listen to this one and try and take notes when I could.

Not long after pressing play, she describes a towel/argument scene from my house.


Wait, she was talking about her children taking all of the towels from her bathroom and how that led to an unglued moment. #exploder

I thought she was talking about me. My bad.

Then, she makes reference to “so much for my Pollyanna mentality.”




Do you really hear that many people mention Pollyanna? Because my blog and instagram are named after that movie and 95% of my friends have never seen it.

Did no one watch Sunday night Disney movies, back when we only had like six channels?

Pollyanna and The Swiss Family Robinson. Good times.

Oh, and I got a center-stage (near the front row) ticket today to see Lauren Daigle in Birmingham this October.

More good times. ❤️


Just a couple of previous blog posts related to The Upside Down and Lysa TerKeurst in case none of this excitement makes any sense to you. There’s more, but I didn’t want to overwhelm:

















Lysa TerKeurst book announcement and preorder links:



Hey, let’s pray and not gossip about anyone in the ministry of spreading the gospel. ❤️


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