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That One Thing

First of all, Happy New Year! It’s time to start fresh, let go of last year’s woes and get going on this year’s goals..

So, I have a goal that I think you might be interested in.. it’s kind of a big deal, and it involves some reading and some introspection, but I think it will be well worth it if you want to live your best life and honor the God that created you!

I recently was given an advanced copy of Jordan Raynor’s new book, Master of One, that concentrates on us discovering the one thing that we are truly gifted at, and focusing our efforts on that one thing to best honor and glorify our creator.

We’ve all heard that term, “jack of all trades but master of none,” right? I can COMPLETELY relate. You should know this if you follow me in any capacity; I’m all over the place but not truly exceptional at just one thing because my time is so divided. Well, this is where Raynor’s book speaks to me the most (and WHY God placed it in my lap — a total #godstop friends!).

This is so true! Have you ever been “in the moment” where you KNOW you’re doing something that He gifted you for? I’m telling you, I really enjoyed the book, I got so much out of it and I know where I’m being led by the Lord as a result of it. I think it can help you find your one thing, too!

To get you even more excited about it, there is an amazing sweepstakes you can enter if you pre-order the book. If you go to Jordan Raynor’s website and pre-order you can be entered to win a once in a lifetime trip to Europe that includes a Royal Caribbean cruise, a private tour of La Sagrada Familia, and dinner with the author himself (I’m really kind of hoping I win, but I’ll be happy for you if you do.. ;)).

So please friends, this year, let’s find that one thing God has given us the greatest gifting for, and let’s use it to honor and glorify Him. He deserves it, don’t you think?

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Chocolate Cake Marriage

Cake and Marriage

A few years ago, I got to listen to this amazing speaker at my MOPS group one morning, who likened marriage to cake. Now, if you know me well, you KNOW I have a sweet tooth, so any mention of cake and I’m all ears…

The short version of the talk: How well you follow the recipe for a cake determines how your cake is going to turn out, and your marriage is the same! It’s only going to be as good as what you put in to it. I loved the visual impact of this, because she even brought two cakes — one gorgeous, yummy chocolate cake, and one that looked like a pile of lumpy goo. Everyone could relate to this concept (hello, we’ve all messed up a recipe before… oh, and it’s CAKE), and she blessed us with many tips and ideas from a Biblical perspective that we could use to improve our marriages.

Chocolate Cake by @Stickelberry
Did someone say cake?

Fast-forward to early this year, when a great friend of mine called and put me and that same speaker in touch to format and publish a book for that very same talk! I can’t tell you how thrilled and just honored I was to be given the opportunity to help get this amazing message from Michelle Sullivan out into the world.

As I started to dive in to formatting, of course I read the book as I worked. My eyes were opened and my heart melted at Michelle’s story, how she was inspired and CALLED to write the book, and even more, I could see how I have failed to follow the recipe for my own marriage.

The Angel Made Me Do It - Chapter 1 from Chocolate Cake Marriage by Michelle Sullivan.
Called to Write

What a blessing this book is — it has spoken directly to me and my marriage, and I know it will speak to yours, too. It is full of so much wisdom, references to scripture, insights on how men THINK, ways to rekindle what brought you together with your husband in the first place… we are talking some REAL content here, topics that you might blush about, but that we ALL need to read.

As real as it gets, ladies.

And as a bonus, you’ll see some of my photos of chocolate cake and even a recipe for Michelle’s famous Mud Pie at the end! (did I mention CAKE?)

Back Cover

Don’t hesitate, get yours today and start reading the recipe every woman needs to get their hands on. God is doing some amazing work through this gifted soul, and is going to bless so many women and their husbands through her work.

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