Trying to Prove Something?

Have one or more of these questions and statements flooded your mind? Have you tried to prove yourself or your worth over and over again to a family member, friend, or co-worker? Have you gotten to the point where you are tired of comparing yourself to other individuals?

If you are like me, you have struggled at one time or another with comparison, with always trying to prove yourself and measure up to a particular standard. [Side note-who even sets this crazy, unattainable standard we are all trying to measure up to?!] It weighs on you so heavily because you know that you will never be like that Instagram mom who always has her life together or that newly married 21-year-old bride who only had to date one guy for her “happily ever after.” It’s crippling isn’t it-always trying to measure up?

In her book Nothing to Prove, Jennie Allen shares with her readers her own personal struggles and fears of proving herself. Jennie speaks transparently as she would to a friend over a coffee date. Confidently, she speaks that we can stop comparing ourself because Jesus is enough…Through Him we have absolutely nothing to prove! As you and I stop proving ourself, we can truly enjoy living this “more than enough” life that God has given us!!

Still have something to prove? Pick up your copy of Nothing to Prove…You’ll be glad you did!

Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

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What Kind of Magnet are You?

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When looking up the word magnet in the dictionary, the most common definition is a person or thing that has a powerful attraction. That being said, what kind of magnet are you? What people are you attracting? What lifestyle are you living that makes them want to join you?

Lynn Cowell opens up her heart to us in her book Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants. She stressed that we shift our focus from a guy to our great Savior and become the magnetic woman that He created us to be. We live in the generation of females that live in a state of wonder. They wonder why they have yet to be asked out, why they are not popular, why they are not on the fast track to married life, and so much more. Sadly, if we do not control these wonders, we are left useless in the work that God has for us.

Lynn reminds us that as we live out the Fruit of the Spirit (“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23), we will cultivate an inner beauty that will radiate on the outside! As we shift our focus from guys to our Savior, and live the magnetic life that attracts others to Him, in His timing we will attract that Godly guy that He has for us. Don’t rush…

Ladies, pick up a copy of this book, you won’t regret it!

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Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

Eat Less Sugar– You’re Sweet Enough Already!

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Ever thought about giving up sugar?! Many would laugh or perhaps state that such a lifestyle is not for them. After reading Sarah Wilson’s book, I Quit Sugar, I will admit… I am considering it.

Sarah begins by sharing with us her journey of saying “Goodbye” to sugar, and how much better she felt after truly doing so. She continues her book with an 8-week plan, full of encouragement and tips as you walk down the “No-Sugar” path. She admits that at times it will not be easy, but that it will be worth it! You will have more energy, loose weight, and so much more!

Finally, Sarah closes her book with over 100 recipes that will help you on your journey to living an “I Quit Sugar” lifestyle!

Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

Shhhh– I’m Spoken For and So Are You!

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Have you ever had the desire to be wanted, pursued, loved, called, valued, treasured, freed, covered, promised… spoken for?! I know I sure have and still do, and for all of the females reading this post– you know exactly what I am talking about. The Lord has purposefully created us this way, and He longs to be the One to fulfill these desires. The only question that remains is… “Will you let Him?” For the next few moments I want to dive into Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are. 

I do not believe that Robin Gunn and Alyssa Bethke could have done a better job on this book… from the beginning until the ending, I was hooked. It wasn’t because of the flowery words or the attention grabbing stories, although this was all present; it was because of their heart– literally piercing through every word on the page. They know that we as God’s children struggle with these desires and how to fulfill them and they weren’t afraid to tackle the challenge and bear their hearts to us.

As mentioned earlier, God created us with desires. These desires, though, when left unchecked can seriously harm our relationship with Christ because we look to fulfill them in all the wrong places! When we give these desires fully over to our Savior, who knows us best, it is then that we can grow and mature our desires that He has created us with. We ladies have a longing to be wanted, pursued, loved, spoken for– yes! And that is OK!! We shouldn’t lock away the desires that God created us with, but we need to know how to fulfill them righteously. Gunn and Bethke take the time to show us that their is One who wants to fulfill these desires in our life, not only does He want to He longs to! Sadly, the one thing standing in His way is YOU and I!

Reader– pick up this book as quickly as you can! Not only do the authors share with us personal experiences throughout this book, but they share Biblical principals that back up what they are writing about! The choice is yours… Will you continue looking to be fulfilled in all the wrong places or will you give yourself fully to God, the One who knows you best and wants you to be His forever?!

A great romance was set in motion before you were born. A relentless Lover is pursuing you, and He has made His intentions clear. He wants you to be His forever. How will you respond to the One who longs for you to be His with your whole heart?

Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.