Saturday, May 5, 2012

book reveiw- "Fierce Beauty" by Kim Meeder

  " Friend, God is calling you to be beautiful, but not in the way the world demands."  This quote from the introduction of Kim Meeder's inspirational woman's book "Fierce Beauty" brings to focus the main theme of this highly uplifting read.  Reading this book is much like having a mentor sit down with you and encourage you to forget what the world thinks and strive instead to be the unique person that God created you to be.

Fierce Beauty by Kim Meeder (Ch. 1 excerpt)   
 "Fierce Beauty" is full of Biblical truths that the author skillfully makes relevant by using a wide range of real life examples.  The descriptive language took a little while for me to get used to but once I did it pulled me right into the scenarios.  Each chapter begins with a story from the author's life and ends with a thought provoking application.  By the end of the book I felt like I knew the author and that I knew more about my Heavenly Father as well.
   I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone that is feeling worn down by the world.  It is unlike any other woman's book I have ever read in the way that it stresses over and over again to not be passive but to stand up and fight for what is right.  One of my favorite chapters was # 17 "The Race , Don't you Ever Quit!".  This quote from it might have to go on my fridge " A warrior is not distracted by the entanglements of this life.  She answers God's call to fix her eyes and her energy on running hard to the end of the race... where her King awaits."

I received a review copy of this book for free through the "Blogging for Books" program with the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Plugging Away

   Sometimes life feels pleasantly busy and sometimes it seems so full that one can barely  move under the weight.  Right now it is feeling like the later.   Bible study this week was on not being anxious.  I have really been working on applying it.  Between moving later this month, finishing up another year of home school and several other stressers I have had lots of opportunity to work on taking my problems to my heavenly Father instead of trying to handle them on my own.  One thing that I know for sure is that I need more practice!  I am very good at being anxious.  I am off to tackle my to do list but I think I will try to revisit this topic sometime in the future.