I am telling you I have the best friends that write the greatest books. However this one pretty much takes the cake. And serves it up!
Terri has had her share of heartaches, and it shows. It shows because folks who have loved much and hurt much have depth to their words. They don’t usually share without sharing from the depth that also heals others.
In this book Terri doesn’t share how to avoid hurting, she shares how to let it have it’s perfect work in you.
some of my favorite quotes ..
I love Jesus. It’s at the very core of my being. The cool thing is, He loves me too. And He loves you. ~ Terri Camp Stevenson
Now, I just don’t take a bath to get clean on the outside, but I use it to come clean with God on the inside. ~ Terri Camp Stevenson
It’s NOT selfish to take care of yourself! ~ Terri Camp Stevenson
The thing I love about being me is that I can always change my life if I don’t like it. ~ Terri Camp Stevenson
Part of having a productive pity party is being able to experience the pity, but then get on with the party! ~ Terri Camp Stevenson
One of the ways I work to keep my thoughts healthy is by putting my focus on areas of my life where I have control. ~ Terri Camp Stevenson
And then this one she includes also
“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” Martha Washington
Terri shares enough testimony to let you know she knows what she is talking about, yet you don’t walk away feeling sorry for her, you walk away wanting to cheer her on, and yourself also in the process.
She covers the basics of good health, emotional well being and practical things but she also covers “enjoy life moments” . I love her outlook and would recommend this book not only for anyone experiencing any kind of heartache but also for anyone who calls themselves a believer in Jesus. I know first hand that when a believer goes through something traumatic the body of Christ for the most part does not know how to minister to them. Most often hurting people are avoided and it should not be that way.
So for your own sake, the sake of your friends and family and for the sake of those around you, get yourself a copy. Today. You will thank me 🙂