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January 12, 2012

Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn (guest book review)

My mom, Kim, wrote this book review.

Healing is a Choice was full of great content: applicable scriptures, relatable anecdotes, and helpful suggestions about how to survive the pain of this earthly life.  This pain may come from emotionally devastating events like divorce (as in the author’s case) or death of a loved one or it may be physical pain due to some kind of illness or accident.  Arterburn’s solutions work for any kind of hurts one is trying to work through.  I thought his advice was very worthwhile and not just the psycho-babble that some tend to deliver.

But because of the voluminous content and the workbook included within, it was just too big!  Some of us looking for healing have physical handicaps of some kind or another–for someone with chronic pain like myself, the book is just too heavy and unwieldy.  It took me a long time to get through—I think some of the VERY GOOD POINTS were belabored a bit and some information seemed redundant (probably because of the included workbook).  Maybe I did need to hear things reinforced in different ways multiple times, but as I said, it did make the book physically cumbersome.  Even my wonderful “book hugger” book holder struggled with it!

So for those wanting to get their money’s worth out of a self-help manual, this fits the bill.  Much cheaper than a counseling session, you could make great progress emotionally and spiritually by applying this seasoned Christian counselor’s material. I will definitely go back to it again and again to reread marked passages.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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March 28, 2011

Daniel, on our garden

Guest post today by my 5-year-old brother, Daniel, who loves our garden (he took all the pictures and dictated this post! I edited it only slightly to cut out the conversations he was having at the same time with other sister and brother) 🙂

These pansies are pretty!

I took the picture of garlic because it tastes good.

A barrio garden is a place where you hang out and there’s lots of plants and sometime you can eat in them. I like the name of this plant. I like the name Salvia, so I took a picture of it.

I have had oranges from this tree, but not today or any other day right before this and close by on the calendar, but I have got oranges from this tree.

I like our garden because the plants are beautiful and they taste yummy!

I liked taking the pictures and writing the post because I love it and because it’s fun! Thank you for reading it.