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Love Like That, Book Review

Love Like That By Dr. Les Parrott 

Loving Like Jesus Just Got Doable 
 In this inspiring, utterly practical new book, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Les Parrott writes a viable prescription for becoming more loving with family, friends, coworkers, and even strangers. In his trademark approachable style, Dr. Parrott takes the latest findings from psychology and sociology and blends them with biblical teaching to reveal five transformative ways of relating to people demonstrated by Jesus himself: being mindful, approachable, grace-filled, bold, and self-giving. With questions to ponder, self-assessments, and insightful quotations, Love Like That will revolutionize every relationship in your life—especially the ones that matter most.

My Thoughts: I have to start by saying I did get this book from the publisher so I could review it, but all thoughts are my own. When Love Like That first arrived I was surprised at how compact the book was, meaning I'd be able to dive right in. It has a lot of information (especially for the small size!)  and a new perspective on relationships from a biblical standing. Well worth reading. 

Becoming Gertrude, Book Review

Becoming Gertrude by Janice Peterson 

Becoming Gertrude is one woman’s wisdom on the beauty of spiritual friendship and God’s unfolding grace over the course of a life lived for Him. Jan uses the term spiritual friendship to capture this idea of journeying with others through life, sharing experiences and wisdom and seeking God together. In Becoming Gertrude, Jan wants to be your spiritual friend, sharing what she’s learned and painting a picture of what you might uncover as you seek to develop these kinds of relationships in your own life.

Join Jan in exploring the critical pieces of spiritual friendship: hospitality, encouragement, acceptance, serving, and caring. With seasoned wisdom and winsome stories, Jan uses personal experiences to walk you through what each of these things can mean in your life. You can have rich, rewarding, faith-filled friendships that emerge from the everyday rhythms of your days—and Becoming Gertrude will lead you on that journey.

My Thoughts: I have to start by saying that the publisher sent me this book to review but that didn't effect my opinion of it in any way. Jan Peterson has been married to Pastor/Author Eugene Peterson for sixty years, Jan has been shaped by his wisdom, insight and pastoral life. Her book is all her own though!  A wonderful peek into at friendship that begins even as a young girl growing up in the southern USA. Warm, winsome, sassy at times, and the whole book just makes you feel like you're living right there with Janice Peterson. 

4th Annual Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop

November is here (actually almost half way over now)... and I'm here with another giveaway. This one is a hop which is of course the best because it means you can not only enter my giveaway but a whole lot more put on by other bloggers.

For this giveaway just use the rafflecopter below to enter and be entered to when a $15 Paypal or Amazon Gift Card

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Also be sure to check out the other giveaways going on!

3 Tips for Staying in Shape this Holiday Season

The holidays are always rough for me. It starts with near endless candy at the beginning of October, and only gets worse as you go. Soon you have the discounted Halloween candy which means eating a whole lot more than the start of Halloween when you didn't think you'd possibly be eating any more. That's just the beginning though. Once you're finally running out of candy Thanksgiving begins. If yours is anything like mine, you'll start out with a Friendsgiving or two and then make your way to the family Thanksgivings. For all of these you'll think something along the lines of "Oh, I'll get back on track tomorrow"as you get up for your third plate of food, from there it's just a blur until Christmas is over. 

Once New Years Eve hits, the panic begins. You start panicking because your weight is up and you aren't feeling your best, which is completely understandable but complexity preventable if can stay on track during the holiday season. 

1. Plan Through the Holidays 

Chances are you know what the schedule is going to be a few weeks into the Holiday season so plan accordingly! Make sure there is going to be healthy options, and use the time with family/friends as a cheat day. It'll make it a lot less stressful and keep you from going off track.

2. There's an App for That

Look into app for fitness and calorie counting. These will help you keep from over eating by giving you an estimate of how on/off track you are throughout the holidays.  I personally love UA recored which is made by Under Armor because not only does it calorie count for me but it keeps track of the nutrition facts which is necessary for anyone looking to lose weight and stay healthy. 

3. Get Professional Help

While friends and family can be great motivators for staying in shape sometimes you need professional help, especially when you're really trying to hit those gains goals. A fitness trainer is the perfect way to do so! Bidvine.com is the place for that  where you can submit a request for free and they'll connect you with up to five personal trainers in your local area and you can select who you like best!

So go out and have fun this Holiday Season and remember you can still stay in shape while doing so. 

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