Part 1: One Word Sunday, #OWS, is Dazzle ( here).
Here is my take:
I’ll dazzle you with these eyelashes — my dear… ha
Time for the third plug (3 of 10) for Lady by the River
This book might not “dazzle” you –
But it WILL inspire
It will edify
It will stir up some good things in your head
Here is what recently said: Amanda
If you need some more doses of encouragement:
Chris and Cee have a blog with Pick Me Ups
Part 2: Photo Talk
The next two photos remind me of why a book about perseverance, like Lady by the River, can be a nice addition to your library.
Sometimes it rains. It pours. Or we feel this way inside – and we might have lost our joy. Well don’t stay stuck. Get up. Get up and get to getting what you need. Start by getting your copy of Lady by the River and read, read, and read. For your soul and mind – it shall feed.
This photo reminds me of staying strong. The tall vertical lamppost stands out – amidst a sky that almost resembles the cover art for Lady by the River. This photo reminds me of a time when Joyce Meyer noted that “sometimes in life we will do our best to STAY STABLE.” This might mean less productive seasons so we can heal and rest. So stop comparing output! Stop comparing what you didn’t do or only thinking of all the great things you want to do – maybe less is what you need. You are not defined by achievements and sure – we have goals and want to have the desires of our heart fulfilled – but be slow down and remember that “we are not robots” and we have very real setbacks. We are not defined by any material success – it is loving others and ourselves that fills us up. It is laughter – touch, conversating, and appreciating beauty! Maybe it is time to focus on the mind, body, and spirit. Sometimes “staying stable” requires a complete overhaul of unhelpful thinking patterns. Lady by the River is a book that can help with that. This book has inspiring stories about overcoming hard times, it has poetry that will stir up some thoughts about mental health and address folks with neglected self-care. There are also counseling tidbits for practical ways you can live with purpose. There is a chapter with nutritional information and then some closing thoughts – which should saturate your mind with some positive stuff. Maybe you will even feel a sense of release as you join the authors as they have opened up and let you into their world.
Part 3: Lady by the River AUTHOR SHARES
Here are the other author snippets:
You can get a copy of the book on Amazon here.
Lady by the River Authors
Mabel Kwong ( ) here
Sherri Matthews ( ) here
Chad Prior ( ) here
Kristin Rybrandt ( ) here
M ark Bialczak ( ) here
Jeffrey D. Simmons ( ) here
Ana Linden ( ) here
Mahesh Nair ( ) here
( Yvette Prior ) here
On April 12th, 13th, and 14th, you can download your free copy of Lady by the River?
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