NOTE: Have you read my devotion Find & Replace over at Encouragement for Today? If not, click here.
Almost two years ago, I had an idea for a book and Bible study. Today, that book and its companion 6-week Bible study dvd goes on sale.
You see, it wasn’t a subject I thought I was skilled at. Not a strength. Or area of expertise.
It was an area where I was a complete and utter failure.
It was an idea to write a book on how to stop being a control freak and start trusting God.
Believe me, this is an area where I have struggled and failed and often steamrolled over my family.
But through it all, God was faithful to take the cry of my heart (I really didn’t want to be so controlling) and make something beautiful out of it.
So, it is with both great astonishment and pleasure that I welcome you to launch day of LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith.
The foreword is written by Candace Cameron Bure (yes, DJ Tanner from the sitcom Full House)
Here is the description:
Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals prepared, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to where they’re going on time. But sometimes our strength of being conscientious can morph into the weakness of being a slight—or all out—control freak! This humorous, yet spiritually practical book will help you to:
- Take control of your schedule yet welcome interruptions from God
- Draw the line between mothering and micromanaging
- Influence your husband instead of manipulating him
- Learn to control your emotions when you can’t control the circumstances
- Stop pursuing the appearance of perfection and start pursuing the person of God
NOTE: A 6-week teaching dvd and Bible Study guide is also available for group and individual use.
I’m giving away a copy of the book today to one commenter. And, friends Tracie Miles and Courtney Joseph are also participating in the blog tour for my launch and offering giveaways. You can find their sites here and here.
And I am also offering a free resource to help you not be a control freak at the holidays. (That is when I kick it into high micromanaging gear!)
From Chaos to Calm: The LET. IT. GO. Christmas Challenge is an email campaign that you can sign up for anytime between now and Christmas and it will come to you for five days beginning the day you sign up.
And, you might just win a Kindle Fire for participating!
Here is the description:
Do you often have Norman Rockwell-like expectations about the holidays—the decorations, the food, the gifts, the activity-laden schedule, the family get-togethers?
There are many areas where women want to exert control ensuring the perfect yuletide season. What if we learned instead to let go of unrealistic expectations and embrace an “out-of-control” Christmas this year: relaxing and relating in a peaceful manner while letting others offer input and ultimately allowing God to call the shots?
This five-day challenge will allow Christmas to go from chaos to calm as you learn to control what you should and trust God with what you can’t. The result? Less stressing and more blessing!
Click here to sign up.
Finally, if you want a sneak peek at this project, view the book trailer below. Tomorrow I will be posting the entire first teaching session of the dvd free just for my readers!
And let me say, I can’t thank you all enough for your love and support. The way you gals leave comments, post on Facebook and tweet it up about my site and books blesses my heart!!!
Now, to be entered to win a copy of the book, simply leave a comment on this post that says “LET. IT. GO.”!
Okay….so now without further chit-chat, here is the trailer for LET. IT. GO.