Although, I am semi-happily married for almost 29 years, I was once a divorced woman and wished I have a book like The YOU Plan. I chose to review this book not because I am divorced, but to make me stronger and wiser so I do not make the same mistakes. In reading this book, I discovered two things: divorce happens and one cannot play the blame game.
If you are thinking about divorce or are divorced whether 1 day or 1 year, this book will change your life and help YOU understand and navigate through what is happening to YOU.
Connie Wetzell and Michelle Borquez tell it like it is without sugar coating the realities of divorce because they have been there-done it.
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I have to be honest, my people skills sucked! That is until I read Jenni Catron's book Clout. Clout is a Christian driver book about how to discover and unleash your God-given influence. Catron breaks the book up into two different sections, guiding you through sets of principles. Clout is one of those self-help books you'll want to read over and over and is at the top of my list for encouragement and discovery of who I really am and how I can obtain God-given influence. We all have Clout, but how we discover it and how we unleash it, depends on us and you will find the ways in Jenni Catron's book Clout.
think, ‘My bed will comfortme, and
sleep will ease my misery,’ Job 7:13 NLT
was the first day of Lent and I wasn't sure what I wanted to give up
or sacrifice in my life because Jesus sacrificed for my sins, then I
ran across a Facebook post with a link to Pastor Phil Ressler's 40
Things to Give up for Lent: The List. The list
is nontraditional things to give up during the 40 day
period of Lent and number # 2 on the list is Your Comfort Zone.
Comfort Zone – It’s outside
our comfort zones where new discoveries are made."
is the second day of Lent and I am giving up my comfort zone. When
my daughter passed away almost two years ago, I wrapped myself in a
cocoon of comfort. I created a comfort zone and retreated to my
bedroom and within myself. I was at a point in my life where nothing
could comfort me except the safety of my bedroom. I didn't want to be
around people, I only wanted to hide under the covers and never come
of us are guilty of wrapping ourselves in a cocoon of comfort. Why do
we create comfort zones? There is no right or wrong answer, but what
we do to break out of our comfort zone determines how we live.
though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for
you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm
all have a comfort zone where we retreat and won't let anyone in.
Although my comfort zone is no longer my bedroom, I still have one.
It has become a crutch and instead of relying on God to be my staff
in difficult times, I wrap myself in a cocoon of comfort inside my
office. Instead of breaking away from my comfort zone after my
daughter's death, I created another one.
Lent, I have to give up my comfort zone and discover who I really am.
I have to allow peace and joy inside my heart and soul. I cannot
stay inside the warmth of my cocoon any longer or I will not grow.
you living inside a comfort zone? It is time to step outside and
discover a new you. Break out of your cocoon and live.
not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I
am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I
will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' Isaiah
For the next 40 days of Lent, I am going to focus on the
things in my life that are holding back my joy and peace. Phil
Ressler has written 40
Things to Give up for Lent: The List and #1 is Fear of
Failure. "Fear of Failure– You don’t succeed without experiencing failure. Just make sure you fail forward." In my life this is my worst
obstacle. I have always been an overachiever and perfectionist
because I fear failure. I tend to worry about what people will think
about me or if I am good enough. I need to understand failure is part
of life and sometimes it is okay to fail. Fear is an obstacle Satan
manifested to keep people from enjoying their lives. Today I am
giving up my fear of failure. What is your obstacle? Do
not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what
God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans