Monday, December 29, 2008

Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight

My Book Shelf
– Every now and then I like to share with you what I’m reading. My hope is that it will be a blessing and help to you as well.

Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight by Karen Scalf Linamen

You know I love a great book title and I just couldn’t pass this one up. Now I know it’s a book for women but we all need a little help in getting to where we want to be in life so I thought this would be the perfect book to review as we end 2008 and begin 2009.

We all long for change in our lives. That’s why we use the New Year to make our list of resolutions. Too often we forget about our list within the first few days and sink back into our old habits and emotions. Either we are just too comfortable to change or we’re too afraid. True positive change often seems out of our reach so we give up on our dreams and goals and settle for what we know is less than best.

We all need a little help. In Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight, Karen examines 52 powerful actions readers can apply to any change they long to embrace. Her insights apply to career, finances, personal health and fitness, relationships, faith—in fact, every facet of life. She is able to blend great stories, laugh-out-loud humor, and practical wisdom to help each of us transform our life. She provides the help we need to end bad habits, stop procrastinating, and generate the energy we need to pursue the life we desire.

God has so much more for you. Don’t settle. Strive for your personal best in 2009 and honor God with your life!

Author Bio: Karen Scalf Linamen is a popular speaker and the celebrated author of ten books for women, including Due to Rising Energy Costs the Light at the End of the Tunnel Has Been Turned Off and Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt. She has been featured on more than one hundred radio programs, including FamilyLife Today. Publishers Weekly describes her as “funny, forthright and unforgettable.” Linamen lives with her family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit her website at

Monday, December 08, 2008

Cold & Snow

The cold and snow has arrived this first week of December. While I don’t like the bitter cold I enjoy this time of year as we give thanks at Thanksgiving, prepare our hearts for Christmas, and we look forward to a new year. Like the cold or not, this is an important time of the year in our lives.

There is one thing that I am going to miss now that it’s cold. I have gotten into the habit of taking the farthest parking spot at stores and such. It’s not about the exercise, although I know that’s beneficial. I have been using that extra walking time for prayer. Sometimes we are in such a hurry in our everyday lives that we miss little opportunities to connect with God. This was one way to add a little extra time with God each day.

Amazing things happen when you make room for God. I heard God speak to me as I was walking, and the feeling of being closer to God and an amazing opportunity to minister to someone at the store were just a few of the results of walking a little farther each day.

Now I have to find a new way to find those extra minutes with God each day. What do you do to connect with God? Let me know, I am looking for suggestions.