My List

The two chapters I read this morning in The Worn Out Woman (Stephens and Gray), were about finding your joy and what you feel passionate about. They said that many of us do work that we just “get through” and don’t really find joy in. I would guess they are right. The other point was that,…

I adore The Worn Out Woman by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray. It is definitely in my top five books. It gives me such hope and peace about my life now and how my life can become.  Generally, in the books I review, I tag good quotes to use in the quote blocks I…

My Favorite Book – Ever

I thought I might do something different this time and review my favorite book. I don’t know when I first read it, but I do know I was a young mother, with four small children, leading a too-busy life and feeling that I couldn’t accomplish anything. It was a hard time.  I came across this…

Four Question Friday

It’s here. The end of Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. I started out so well with this book and I have felt so convicted by its message. That message is that I have to give up and just admit I need God’s help to put an end to my emotional eating. I know that in…

I Thought…

You know, changing a lifestyle is hard, especially one filled with sweet treats. Lysa reminds me that I can lose, but the biggest challenge is keeping it off. I can’t just go back to my old sweet tooth or I’m going to regain. Ah. Does the challenge never end? She talks of mastering this eating…

Satan is SUCH a Bad Guy

In all areas – even our eating habits. “Satan wants to keep us distracted by chasing one temporary filling after another.” A quote by Lysa TerKeurst in Made to Crave. Distraction. It seems to be his big plan these days. There are distractions everywhere and we fall so easily into the trap. We want to…

Don’t Want To

So, it’s late in the day and I’m just getting around to posting. I didn’t really want to today. Vacations are hard on routines, healthy eating, and blogging. We are enjoying our time away, but it’s much easier to stay on track at home.  Lysa’s book convicted me a bit today too, so I’m feeling…

Trusting Lysa

I am in the winding-down phase of Made to Crave, with just a few more chapters left. This book has gone by quickly and it’s just as good in the middle and the end as it was in the beginning. However, my circumstances have changed, so I feel like I am concentrating less on the…

Slacking

I turned on my laptop this morning and realized I don’t know the wifi password where I’m staying this week, so I get to do the iPhone blog post. Not fun. I just have one thing to say from Lysa’s book, Made to Crave, and that is that she is continually reminding us that our…

Help, God.

Honestly, this morning, I’m feeling pressure to hurry. We are traveling today, heading to San Diego. Our youngest daughter is going on a cruise with family friends to attend their daughter’s wedding. Our daughter gets to go be with her friend and their youngest as well. What fun this will be all around. We love…

The “Why” of the Matter

The quote that caught my eye this morning was at the beginning of my reading. Lysa was talking about a conversation she was having with God about the whole weight-loss work. She felt that He was saying to her, “I’m not taking you on this journey because I need you to weigh less. I am…

Not Too Sure

I’m not sure I have the words to express how I’m feeling this morning after my study time in Lysa TerKeurst’s book Made to Crave. I had a bit of a revelation. It’s this – I don’t want to deprive myself of anything because I feel like so much has been taken from me. Of…