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BOOK RELEASE: “Mysteries Such As These” (a book by Heather Joy)

Hi friends! I hope this finds you all doing well!

I have been keeping busy, busy, busy these past few months! Overwhelmingly busy, actually! I’m not complaining though — it’s been good for me.

And what’s the title of this post all about anyway?! oh THAT! I’m so very excited about this!

As most of you know (at least, those of you who have followed this blog for awhile), I’ve been wanting to write a book for a long time now. In fact, I’ve had a burden about it for awhile. I wanted to write something that would help and encourage people. I wanted to write something that was real…

Well, the day has finally come! I released my first “ebook” yesterday afternoon!

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Lazy Vegan Girl.

For those of you who may (or may not) be interested in all things vegetarian/vegan/all-natural/”green”/organic and animal-loving – I have another blog that’s more up your alley. :]

I started blogging over at the Lazy Vegan Girl in May 2012. There you will find various weight-loss plans, workout suggestions, book and documentary reviews, recipes, and whatever else I happen to be blabbing about at the time.

If you have any healthy, vegetarian, vegan, or all-natural recipes that you think others would enjoy reading about and trying, send them to me at growup318 [at] gmail [dot] com and they may get featured on the Lazy Vegan Girl! If you’re interested in being a contributor or even a regular blogger over at the LVG, let me know and perhaps we can figure something out!

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Review: “Primal” DVD Based Study (Mark Batterson)

When the introduction of the series started, I was a little leery – mainly because of all the references to Catholic Saints. But it got better from there.

The whole point of “Primal” was to make aware and discuss the Christians leaving of their First Love – the Lord Jesus Christ. The base verse for this study was Mark 12:30 – “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”

I found each episode convicted me in one way or another. In the video Mark said, “If you don’t hear God’s convicting voice, you won’t hear His comforting voice. You cannot have one without the other – it’s a package deal.” I know I do not love the Lord nearly as much as I ought to.

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Book Review: “Life, In Spite of Me” (Kristen Jane Anderson)

Empty.  Hurting. Broken.  Searching.

All those words describe how Kristen felt inside. Her home-life was slowly crumbling apart; she was devastated by the recent suicide of her friend; depression weighed heavy on her mind; her grades were plummeting; the party scene was sucking her in; and God seemed nowhere in sight.

In Life, In Spite of Me,”  Kirsten Jane Anderson tells her story how she lay down on cold, icy train tracks just days after the New Year and tried to end her life. Thirty-three freight-train cars ran over her legs at fifty-five miles per hour before it came to a screeching halt. Expecting her life to be over, she looked down and saw her legs laying several feet away from her body – and she realized her worst nightmare had come true. She was alive… her suicide attempt was a failure.

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