Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst

This book is a amazingly easy read that is loaded with good information.  God is interested in every area of our lives--yes, even our eating habits.  Lysa offers practical tips that will ease the unhealthy food cravings and bring us closer to God.  She has battled with her weight and has "walked this walk" herself.  She is not throwing out useless advice in a condescending manner.  She has been there done that.

I found the scriptures she included helpful in other areas of my life.  I found they gave me the help I needed when I was in situations that required more willpower than I had on my own.   Lysa used an illustration regarding her running distance that struck a chord in my own life.  I have found that God gives me more strength than I could possibly have on my own many times.

Overall, I found this book very good and useful plan to keep it as a reference to augment my healthy eating and living plan.  I do recommend this book to anyone that needs encouragement to combat their cravings and to know that God is always there to help us.

I received this book from Litfuse blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Change of Plans

I had the pleasure of reviewing this movie before it aired on television.  I must tell you that it is a must see movie that reinforces the power of family.

Jason and Sally are a professional couple without children.  Their lives and careers are fulfilling and they are happy with life and each other.  But their lives take a drastic turn when Sally learns her best friend and her husband are killed in a plane crash in Uganda where they were working in the peace corps.
The couple left four children, 3 of which were adopted.  One minute Jason and Sally were free to travel without worries and the next they become guardians of four children. 

Along with these new members of the household come the problems associated with parenthood.  From adjustments at new schools to teenage issues, Sally and Jason are given a quick indoctrination into the lives of parents.  Of course, tensions arise and a minor legal problem occurs but each member of this family do learn that sacrifice and compromise are necessary ingredients to a successful family life.

This movie airs tomorrow night (1/8) on Fox at 7:00 CST.  I urge you and your family to watch this amazing movie.  This is a family movie that will not disappoint you.