The Devil Wants YOU Busy, Bound and Burnt Out challenges us to dig deep to see if we are burying our emotional pain or are we working for other reasons. God spoke one time and said “You don’t like it when your children assume anything and I don’t like it when my children assume either.” Building the temple was a good thing that David wanted to do, but the fact remained, God said “NO!” Now if God had no problem saying “NO” and we are made in the image and likeness of God, why can’t we say it?
God wants us to have life and more abundantly but first we must learn when to say no regardless of our internal drive to keep busy. Yes, the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy our health, relationships and even our lives; but Jesus came to give us life and more abundantly. However, in order for us to receive HIS life, we must first discover why we go beyond the call of duty and do things God or even we intended to do. As you read, The Devil Wants YOU Busy, Bound and Burnt Out, I want you to think of these words:
Why do you do the things you do Is a question that I’m asking you Do you do it to please the Master Or is your hand reaching out For the praise of men Time and Again If you are then your motives are wrong So listen very carefully To this little song Who do you love? The creature or Creator Who do you love The Giver or the gift Which do you love? The praise of men or Jesus 3 out of 6 Take your pick In Whom and which do you love Barbara A. Desormo
Women today are busy, stressed, and guilt-ridden, yet they long to develop their spiritual sides. Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides offers inspirational thoughts based on scripture—brief enough to be read during a television commercial, yet insightful enough to open your eyes to the grace of God on days you change diapers and/or lead corporate meetings. Each reading suggests a “Guilt Trip to Avoid” and ends with a way to “Take the Joy Ride.” The book includes six months of daily readings so that you may establish a habit of connecting with God. Readings are listed under letters of the acronym G-R-A-C-E, representing God, Relationships, Acceptance, Challenges, and Emotions.
The co-authors hope these meaningful readings will help you deal with guilt—both real and imagined. By applying the insights shared in Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides, you may develop a calmer, less guilt-ridden lifestyle and become better equipped to function as wives, mothers, and friends. Younger women often develop patters of thinking and experience feelings of guilt that carry over into their mature years, so women of all ages will find this book helpful.
Lori's conversational style of writing eases the reader into her story effortlessly. Her narrative voice is friendly and charming, allowing the reader to develop a sense of personal rapport with the author.
Her passion and understanding for the pressures of teenage life are evident in her writing, and she creates a vivid portrait of the teenage social climate that rings true even today. She handles difficult topics - teenage pregnancy and abortion - with tact, and her experience in the medical field brings interesting insight to an often-veiled issue.
Her genuine, heart-felt prayer is that "Pregnant at 16" will soften hardened hearts toward young, unwed pregnant teenagers and their precious unborn children, and ultimately rescue the unborn from destruction by abortion.
Thirty-five years after her personal experience with teen pregnancy, Lori is now "Honey" to one, "Momma" to three, "Gramma" to four, and remains her daddy's "Little Papoochnick."
Lori and her husband, Joe, enjoy easy river kayaking, mountain hikes, casual evening walks, and entertaining as many guests as they can possibly squeeze into their home.
WOMEN is an amazing must read. Written in plain English, this book has opened my eyes not just to the fact that we are living in a different society than our grandparents, but how and why it has become so different. Kimberly Fletcher has written a book for real American Women--those of us who are too busy with our lives to try to wade through and interpret all the political jargon out there. This is America's well thought out, well written wake-up call, and it can't get onto bookshelves soon enough. --Kelli Lenart (28 year old mother of 3, Dayton, OH)
When I finished the book the first thing I thought was how many women I know who need to read it. I can’t believe how much information is in this one little book and how motivated I am because of it. I am ready to join the front lines of freedom and the first thing I want to do is tell all my friends about this book. I have never read a book that impacted me this much. Kelly Casto (40 year-old Homeschool Mom of four, OH)