Happy Thursday!! Today I am THANKING God for many things...including an amazing adventure this week!
Although my adventure made my life a bit more "full" ~ thanks to the two Grandma's, my wonderful husband, and my sweet friend Jill ~ I was able to participate (thank you Mom, Jackie, John, and Jill!).
Are you curious what it is?? :)
Well, a few weeks ago, I was selected to participate in the taping of a Bible study by speaker/author Lysa TerKeurst. Although Lysa and her Proverbs 31 team are from Charlotte, North Carolina ~ Zondervan is the publisher of this new project, so the Bible study taping took place right in my home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Woo Hoo!!
Lysa's latest book is called Made to Crave, and will be released this December.
To tell you a bit more about the book, Lysa shares "my deepest desire is for women to understand that we were made for more. We were made to crave God, not food. And it is possible to quiet the daily battle in our minds."
Lysa recently lost 25 pounds and 26 inches, but more importantly, she has experienced the peace and power of Jesus in new, magnificent ways.
She also shares, "I knew I would be successful one day when I could stand on the scale and feel peace no matter what the numbers said. This journey is not a diet, it’s a spiritual commitment."
Peace no matter what the number on the scale ~ I love it!! (Can I just tell you ~ this is going to be one AMAZING book. I can't WAIT until it comes out!)
So Tuesday morning I showed up at Wellspring Church with an assortment of different outfits and a lot of curiousity about what to expect. My job was to be one of 20 women sitting in the room drinking coffee while Lysa taught from her new book. (Tough job, I know).
Not only was it a HUGE blessing to hear Lysa's 6 different anointed teachings, it was a true gift to meet a number of amazing, Godly women during the production days.
What fun to sit around and share our dreams, hopes, desires, and passions. I am so thankful to have participated in the Made to Crave teachings! What a blessing! :)
Here is a picture of our group after the final teaching session.....
(Lysa is in the front in the red jacket. Can you find me in the back in blue??)
Lysa posted a number of great pictures from the taping here.
To celebrate my adventure, I'd like to share with a dear *She Sparkles* reader a personally signed copy of Lysa's current book, Becoming More than A Good Bible Study Girl.
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Sweet blessings to you ~