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Thursday, March 15

What Every Mom Should Show Her Daughter

In my new book, Made to Crave for Young Women written with social researcher, Shaunti Feldhahn, we encourage moms and daughters to watch this video and talk about it together.

Seriously, it’s eye opening.

It just goes to show the illusive beauty benchmark the world dangles in front of women and girls is unrealistic at best and unattainable at worst. In short, beauty isn’t looking like the models. Even the models don’t look like the models. Beauty, true beauty, comes from within.

And that isn’t just some convenient Christian cliche. It’s truth.

That’s why I am so passionate about this new book, Made to Crave for Young Women.

Here’s a note a woman named Libbi just posted on Amazon. It made me tear up with thanksgiving that this book that was so challenging to write, is reaching people — young and old.

Every single person, man, woman, boy or girl, has a longing on the inside of us. The longing for something more.

We have longings to be loved, to feel happy, even if for a moment. Those longings, while natural, will destroy our lives if not handled correctly. We were made to fill those longings with God. Not chocolate chip cookies, or a handsome boyfriend, or those adorable shoes at the store.

In this fantastically written book, Shaunti Feldhahn and Lysa TerKeurst show that it is God’s plan for us to run to Him instead of to food, material possessions, or even other people. If we run to God, we can experience eternal happiness rather than short-lived enjoyment.

This book was exceedingly better than I could have hoped. This book was perfect for me at this time in my life. I have always seemed to have a problem with self control. This past week, however, I have been trying to walk in more self-control. This book could not have come at a more perfect time.

This book has helped me so much, I can’t even begin to tell you. Though hard to pick, I think one of my favorite quotes is this one, “The key, friends, is not to simply follow a rule- it’s to be wise about our choices so we rely on God rather than something we crave.”

Talk about a perfect quote! Using scripture throughout, this book easily makes the best non-fiction book I have read this year. Overall, I would one-hundred percent recommend this book. It is one of the few books that is COMPLETELY worth your money. I guarantee it.

Sincerely,
Libbi H.

Thank you Libbi for taking time to share with me these sweet words of encouragement. They are a treasure to my soul.

Today, I’m giving away 6 copies of Made to Crave for Young Women. Just leave me a comment below and I’ll announce the winners of this contest and the She Speaks scholarship contest on Monday.

Wednesday, February 15

Lose to Gain

It’s no secret I’ve been on a “get healthy” journey for several years. Maybe you’ve walked this journey with me through reading Made to Crave.

It’s been a journey not just to health. It’s been a journey to God.

I had to admit, food is often what I turned to for comfort instead of God. It was easier for me to figure out how to get French fries than get closer to God.

But I’m learning. And I hope you are too.

It’s been an amazing journey. But now I’m sensing there’s another part.

Me getting healthy can’t just be about me and God. It has to be about me reaching out as well.

As I lose my unhealthy habits, might I be brave enough to gain a few things as well?

My friend, Chris Seay, has just written a book that captures my heart. It’s called “A Place at the Table.”

It’s a book to lead us through the 40 days of Lent with an amazing perspective.

Watch this video and you’ll see what I mean. Tomorrow we’ll play Part Two. After the video leave a comment below and I’ll enter you to win one of several signed copies of Chris’ book, “A Place at the Table.”

I’m so excited about this….

Lysa TerKeurst w. Chris Seay Part 1 from Chris Seay on Vimeo.

 

Wednesday, February 8

How Big is Your But?

I know that title is a little crazy, but hang in there… I explain it below.

First, I wanted to cheer on my good friend Melissa who is doing so well with her “Made to Crave Challenge.”  Her commitment was to start going to boot camp class with me three times a week.

Y’all, that is no small thing.  This class is intense.

But Melissa is doing so well.  Some days I motivate her.  But most days she’s pushing me!  I thought you’d like to see a little update video of us in class.  It’s a little scary.  Like, if you haven’t had your coffee yet this morning, you might not be ready for this…

Now, on to why I called today’s blog “How Big is Your But.”  It’s the theme of the next WEBCAST!

Monday, February 20th I will be hosting my next FREE Webcast “How big is your BUT?”

We all face obstacles too big to overcome yet some find victory while others live in defeat. Could the difference be our buts?

Learn how to turn your “but I…” excuses into “but God…” exclamations with every obstacle you face!

If you’ve ever struggled to overcome an area of defeat in your life, this 30 minute Biblical teaching will give you an amazing fresh start.

Make sure to mark your calendar now…

Monday, February 20th.

8pm EST.

Just click on www.LysaTerKeurst.com and I’ll be here!

And if you leave a comment today to tell me how many friends you’re inviting to join in, I’ll enter your name one time per friend to win today’s giveaway.

I’m giving away a 15 minute Made to Crave conference call just for you.  Or for you and your friends.  Whichever you’d like.  Oh how fun it will be to chat it up over the phone!