Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You

I often find that when I am in the midst of a time of self examination, I write more. Perhaps this is because that has always been my way of dealing with things. I have always enjoyed the art of journaling. Anne Frank's Dairy always fascinated and scared me for that reason. I always imagined someone finding my words. I was in fear of what finding out what the real me looked like would mean. At a very young age I began to write poetry, which was an acceptable way to get my words to readers. I went from poetry to some prose and eventually onto the wonderful world of blogging.
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Apparently writing has helped me discover, cope, and celebrate my entire life. I am blessed that along with my love for it, I also got a measure of talent as well. However, I don't think its a requirement for one to have superb writing skills in order to express their feelings through journaling. I really feel like writing is a lot like music; if you love to do it, who cares what others think.

I have recently been reading the book Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You which I received from Family Christian Stores. In this book the author Stasi Elderdge does a lot of what I consider to be "journaling". She relives some of her memories in a very real way. She also shares the stories of others. She shares all this for the purpose of helping the reader to start embracing who they truly are- what God sees them as. No matter where you are in your life journey, you have been through a time of self doubt. We all have. This book is really helping me see those times in a new light.
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So far I can say that I recommend the book. You can buy it in stores or online at www.familychristian.com.  Its hitting close to home in many ways for me. I also always recommend taking the time to write. I really think journaling is for everyone. To prove it, I have a very special giveaway.

Please feel free to enter it and join me in the writing journey!





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35 comments:

  1. My favorite "self-help" book is Created to be His Helpmeet by Debi Pearl. :) It really helps to be the best mama and wife!

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  2. I think any book by Dr Cloud or Dr Townsend is a great 'self help' book! They combine great Biblical knowledge and foundations with psychological expertise.

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  3. I don't have a favorite self help book. I do like most of John Elderdige's books though.

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  4. I've never really read a selfhelp book before!

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  5. I try to read Scripture every day. I also like John Eldredge's books, but I haven't read any of Stasi's yet.

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  6. I do not have a favorite self help book.

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  7. I do not have a favorite self help book.

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  8. I love "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" by Rabbi Harold Kushner. Great read! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  9. I like chicken soup for the soul books

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  10. I like The Power Of A Praying Wife. I always read it when I feel my husband needs some extra prayer.

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  11. I am currently enjoying "Freedom Tools for Overcoming Life's Tough Problems," by Andy Reese.

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  12. My favorite is "The Power of a Praying Wife!" Such an inspiring book!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  13. My favorite encouraging women's self help book is "A Women's Worth" by Marianne Williamson. I have a lot of her books. I like the way she takes about empowering, spiritually enlightening and wisdom. As women we all need to know the we are worth while and when we are empowered we get it!

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  14. I try to read daily devotionals. I find them very helpful.

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  15. I don't recall ever reading a self-help book. Thank you!

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  16. i like 7 Habits for Highly Effective People book & course. i took in college.

    kmcgrew213@aol.com

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  17. I have not read a self help book before. This one seems encouraging though

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  18. The bible is my favorite self help book.

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  19. The best self help book is the Bible. Psalms are my go-to when I need encouragement.

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  20. I find devotional books very inspiring.

    glindathegood@bellsouth.net

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  21. I still go back to "Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten"

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  22. Not really a self help book but the BIBLE brings me back to what I value and how to live.

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  23. Not a book, but a calendar that has daily affirmations

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  24. CONNIE SOWARDS commenting: I think the book was called "Write it Down".

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  25. I do not, but I should have one! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

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  26. The only self help book I own is the Bible. I had one before but I gave it to someone. I have been going through so much lately and am really getting down. Been trapped in my house for 2 months in bed since my surgery. Thank you for the chance. Linda Bradshaw , teachinmomma123abc at yahoo dot com

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  27. I don't have a self help book. I go to my Bible for help.Thank you for the chance :)
    sue-hull64(at)comcast(dot)net

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  28. I don't read self help books. I turn to the bible.

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