(Quick note: There will not be a Five Favorites link-up next week because…Thanksgiving!!! I hope you all have a blissful holiday!)
“All that we call history…[is] the long, terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” – C.S. Lewis
Jen was sweet enough to give me a sneak peek of the Something Other than God cover recently and when I opened up her email and first caught site of it, I actually cried. Not just because I’m proud of her, but because this triumph of a cover could not possibly be more perfect for her manuscript. I cannot wait for you all to read it. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and most importantly, it made me fall even more deeply in love with my God. It’s such a gift of a book, I don’t even know how to put it into words. Come quickly, March 2014!
I stopped by my local Clinique counter last weekend to pick some new powder and while I was there the sweet gal working there introduced me to their Airbrush Concealer. Oh my word, girls –this stuff is incredible. The next time you pass by Clinique you simply must get them to show you! I was blown away by its effectiveness. You will love it.
“On Sarah A. Chrisman’s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked her husband not to buy her a corset—ever. She’d heard how corsets affected the female body and what they represented, and she wanted none of it.
However, Chrisman agreed to try on the garment . . . and found it surprisingly enjoyable. The corset, she realized, was a tool of empowerment—not oppression. After a year of wearing a corset on a daily basis, her waist had gone from thirty-two inches to twenty-two inches, she was experiencing fewer migraines, and her posture improved. She had successfully transformed her body, her dress, and her lifestyle into that of a Victorian woman—and everyone was asking about it.”
I haven’t read the book so I can’t comment on its quality or the conclusions she comes to, but it looks like a fascinating read! Her Before and Afters are pretty compelling, too. While I highly doubt that I’ll be donning a corset anytime soon, I’m always intrigued when people stumble upon unique ways to enact positive change in their lives.
“Christianity is so much more than a list of rules and pious practices, friends. It’s a relationship, a love like none you’ve ever known before. It’s the meaning of life, the God of the universe made man for you. Please don’t be content with empty prayer and an unabandoned heart. Ask for more. He always answers that prayer.”
Each and every person I’ve ever met who knows Meg (the author of this post) has nothing but the kindest things to say about her. She sounds like such a treasure. I do hope I get to meet her one day. In the meantime, I’m going to print out this insanely good list of ways to deepen your relationship with God and benefit from her wisdom.
How cute is this? So cute.
Take care, sweet peas!
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