Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Life-Ready Woman (giveaway and sweepstakes info)

Intentional and Purposeful Living. I frequently feel I am caught in the day-to-day that is life with four children ranging from 3 to 12. Reading "The Life Ready Woman; Thriving in a Do-it-all World" gave me an opportunity to do some self-examination that has been very beneficial. Hard at times, but beneficial all the same. This book, written by the best-selling author Shaunti-Feldhahn and Pastor Robert Lewis covers a LOT of territory, which proves being life-ready women is a process and requires intention. I believe a lot of women today are overwhelmed by all the possibilities and self-induced "pressures" of life, so we choose to just "ride the waves" instead of being intentional in our life decision- making and planning. This leads frequently to unattainable or unrealistic expectations that result in disappointment and disillusionment.

This is a book for women from every walk of life, whether single, married, widowed, divorced, working, stay-at-home mom and everything in-between. From the biblical purposes of man, woman and marriage, to considering and properly stewarding our giftings and aptitudes, and keeping our focus in the proper place and trusting God and managing fear, it is all in this book!

The book is well-researched and very mindful to point out what God's Word says about issues. There is also a DVD Bible Study series with study guides available.

This is a part of LifeReady, by Family Life today, an organization that provides high-impact video resources to prepare couples, parents, men and women to embrace God's best for their marriages, families, and lives.

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Shaunti Feldhahn is a former Wall Street analyst, best-selling author(For Women Only), national speaker, and regular commentator in the media. She and her husband live with their two children in Atlanta, Georgia.

Robert, Lewis is the visionary leader behind the Life Ready series of video studies. He is a pastor, best-selling author(Rocking the Roles:Building a Win-Win Marriage), and the founder of the popular Men's Fraternity Bible study movement. He and his wife have four grown children and live in Little Rock, Arkansas.

This copy was provided for review by Litfuse publicity. No other compensation was received.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

My Psalm 23 revelation today

I was at a "Lunch and Learn" study at church on Tuesday and we were challenged to read Psalm 23 daily and meditate on it.

I missed yesterday, and decided this morning to read it from the amplified version on Bible Gateway. I'd like to share verse 5 with you and the related footnote. I can't make it any better, so I won't try.

Psalm 23:5 "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over"

Footnote -

"It is difficult for those living in a temperate climate to appreciate, but it was customary in hot climates to anoint the body with oil to protect it from excessive perspiration. When mixed with perfume, the oil imparted a delightfully refreshing and invigorating sensation. Athletes anointed their bodies as a matter of course before running a race. As the body, therefore, anointed with oil was refreshed, invigorated, and better fitted for action, so the Lord would anoint His "sheep" with the Holy Spirit, Whom oil symbolizes, to fit them to engage more freely in His service and run in the way He directs--in heavenly fellowship with Him."

I hope this blesses you today as much as it did me!