“A Million Little Ways” by Emily P. Freeman (CL/PG Series)

Ephesians 2:10: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.”

Do you feel like your life has no meaning–no purpose? According to God’s Word, we are a masterpiece made for good things and God is the ultimate artist.

In “A Million Little Ways” by Emily P. Freeman, writer and speaker, she explains that each one of us “are art” no matter our personality, skill(s), or talent(s). Part of the problem is that many of us give up our desires to “create” because we give up “the art we were born to make” for various reasons.

Uncovering the art within us is to “uncover our deepest desires and our longing for God” because He is the ultimate “creator of art.”

The author suggests five areas in our lives to look in which to uncover the art within:

. Look Within:–What is your true desire(s)?

. Look Back:–At your childhood dreams and rescue them.

. Look Up:–God is our true hope.

. Look Around:–Don’t allow critics to discourage you from realizing your dreams.

. Look Beneath:–What really moves you–it’s time to listen more closely to that inner voice.

This is a book about self-discovery and realizing the true potential of our God-given gifts.

Happy reading and blessings,

Week 7: “The Lost Choice” by Andy Andrews (FI Series)

Life is full of choices…to choose good over evil, love over hate, forgiveness over bitterness.

Do you wish you could be given another chance, to choose differently, to gain wisdom and knowledge by the choices you make? Or do you regret the choices you have already made?

In “The Lost Choice” by Andy Andrews (best-selling novelist and speaker), he weaves both good and evil that happened throughout history using an ancient relic (artifact) that was found by one individual to portray a “parable of hidden potential of the human heart.” Lessons are imparted from men and women throughout time who have been profoundly affected by this relic.

The author gives profound wisdom (as expressed by a historical figure) that “the Lord God instructs us, leads us and inspires us, but He expects us to do something“–take action–with the gifts that He has given us and to take every opportunity as it arises in our lives. The choices we make, both past and present, will affect and change “everything for everyone.”

“The Lost Choice” is a thought-provoking book whose concepts assist us in evaluating our current choices, and encourages us to take risks that will ultimately affect not only ourselves but others as well in a positive way. This is a worth-while read.

Happy reading and blessings,

“Change Your Words, Change Your Life” by Joyce Meyer (CL/PG Series)

Do you often hear yourself saying things like, “I can’t do that”, “I won’t”, or “I shouldn’t” as part of your vocabulary, and end up frustrated at the results of negative thinking?

Using a wide variety of topics, “Change Your Words, Change Your Life” by Joyce Meyer (one of the world’s leading Bible teachers) from the impact of our words to how to have a smart mouth, the author clearly believes that our words can increase or decrease our joy, which affect the answers to our prayers.

Included at the end of the book is a “Dictionary of God’s Word” to arm ourselves with scriptures to read when we are faced with everyday life situations.

She explains that we must use our words wisely so that we can change our negative thoughts and talking into positive talk. As a result, our talk will be constructive and healthy.

Keeping a positive attitude will lead to a “positive outcome” in every adverse and challenging circumstances in our lives so that God can work things out for our good.

Happy reading and blessings,

Week 6: “The Noticer Returns” by Andy Andrews (FI Series)

Are you looking to create a “better life” for yourself and your family but have numerous questions before you totally understand what a “better life” means?

In “The Noticer Returns”, a sequel to “The Noticer”, by Andy Andrews, the character “Jones”–not mister–returns once again; but this time, he teaches a parenting class for a random group of people who embark on a life-changing journey that will, indeed, change their “perspective” for the rest of their lives.

Discussions arise on various topics with “Jones” and his adult students that include how to change the culture in which we live, teaching valuable lessons to our children as they become adults, and the end is only the beginning. It is a matter of “perspective” once again about every facet of your life.

This book is an incredible read and Andy Andrews writes it in a very believable way that it will leave you “wanting more” of this author’s talented writing.

Happy reading and blessings,

“When A Woman Finds Her Voice” by Jo Ann Fore (CL/PG Series)

Are you caught up in painful experiences from your past (and/or present) circumstances, believing false lies about yourself, and are in need of emotional healing?

In “When A Woman Finds Her Voice” by Jo Ann Fore, a certified life coach and popular blogger, she assists you in identifying unresolved painful hurts in your life from the past–or currently experiencing–so that you can heal and move beyond them.

To help you in responding to God’s call to develop your voice, she created “The Voice Studio” in the back of every chapter to use as a tool in self-discovery of your own voice and to connect with others who have–or who are–going through similar circumstances by connecting our passion with God’s plan.

Extensive scripture references and personal stories abound in this self-help, personal growth book for women of all ages.

Happy reading and blessings,