Lose yourself to find yourself!!!!

The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

On the outside it looks like Carmen Hart has everything a wonderful job as the beloved meteorologist and a husband who is the all time favorite football coach. Together they look like the perfect couple a nice house, going to church every sunday faithfully. But on the inside Carmen is struggling with so many doubts in her life that she is not sure if God is truly there for her. Suffering so many painful secret losses it weighs her her heart down that sh starts to rethink being married to her husband. One day into her life walks her young 17yr old runaway sister Gracie, who had decided she was done living with their mothers life choices. Running to the one place that was a happy memory for her, Gracie found herself squatting at the boarded up family motel. The only option Carmen has is to open her home up to her sister and possibly open up her heart to love again. As the two sisters struggle to learn to love each other and some how find out a connection between them. The loss of Carmens job, makes her rethink her life choices and she chooses to restore her aunt’s motel back to it’s  original state with the help of her sister. As they restore and bring it back to life, it seems that it is also bringing back to life Carmens marriage and providing healing for both sisters.

Somtimes we have to lose ourselves to find ourselves, this book shows how this works to restore what we lost.

Received this book for free from blogging for books.

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Secret Santa!!

A few months ago I had several run ins with another coworker at my work. It just seemed that I could not do anything right in her eyes and even if I tried to talk to her, I was snubbed. Well at the first of this month I received a text from our boss letting me know who my person was for a our secret santa exchange. To my surprise I had gotten the name of the coworker that I had been having some struggles with.

Ever since I was a little girl, I remember a bible verse that says something about heaping coals of fire on your enemy’s head. Which is doing acts of kindness to the person who is mean or unfriendly to you. This is not an easy thing to do for anyone, even myself. There has been times I have had to make a choice of continuing to try to be friends and showing kindness to the person that was hurting me or walking away from the situation. Even though I have had to walk away from some situation’s and leave them  in God’s hands, this was not one of those times I could walk away.

I have bit my tongue several times around this coworker, but something was revealed to me about her. After taking a step back and looking at who she was, where she came from and what she was dealing with in her life. I realized there may be more to the story then what we are seeing in front of us. So when I got her name as my secret santa person, I chose to heap coals of fire on her head and bless her with a gift, something I would love to get as a gift myself.

Well I want to wish everyone here a Blessed New Year!!!!!!