Hey! Pull up a chair, grab a warm cup of coffee or tea, and come visit with me.
My name is Shelli Littleton. I live in Royse City, Texas, and I write for Woman’s Missionary Union’s magazine Missions Mosaic. I have been blessed to interview and write articles on international and North American missionaries and well-renown Christ followers such as Melissa Moore (Beth Moore’s daughter) and Ron Hall (author of Same Kind of Different As Me).
I recently published a book titled A Gift Worth Keeping: It Goes with my Décor!
I am honored for this opportunity to share my book details with you.
Are you or someone close to you dealing with a grief-stricken hardship? Well, this book is basically about surviving hardships victoriously. Without revealing too many details, let me just say that I’ve lived through some hardships: my parents’ divorce, infertility, tubal pregnancy, adoption, and my baby girl battling kidney cancer at one year old.
One afternoon I was lying down resting. In the quiet, my mind started dwelling on a particular painful area. I began praying to God about it, through many quiet tears in my pillow. He placed on my mind the fact that this painful area was a gift, a gift worth keeping. It was as if He said to me, “Shelli, you would not be who you are today, and you would not love and know me the way you do today if this wasn’t in your life.” I began thinking about a gift and all the aspects of receiving a gift. Could all my life’s difficult areas, ones I’ve caused and those I haven’t, really be gifts God allowed?
The Lord placed on my heart James 1:16-17:
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above ….”
I realized quickly that my definition of “good” might quite not match up to God’s definition of “good.” No matter how bad my life’s hardships have seemed, I can call them good and perfect gifts because they changed me from the inside out, and caused me to love and cling to God with my life. And when He has given me the boldness to display them, He’s allowed me to encourage others enduring similar situations.
This book is a heart-felt and humorous journey paralleling receiving hardships to receiving gifts and offers:
–A new, eternal way to view hardships–avoiding deception
–How to jump on God’s spiral up and avoid the enemy’s spiral down
–The purposes of hardships and the extravagant cost
–How to differentiate between the godly mirror and the worldly mirror
–How to be a living display and why
–How to avoid making idols of our hardships
–A little bit o’ poetry, and so much more!
Y’all, thank you immensely for letting me share my book.
Would you like to put in for a book giveaway?
I am so excited to be giving five books away!
If you are not personally enduring trials/hardships, maybe you know someone struggling. With Christmas around the corner, this book would be a great gift of encouragement. You see, our hardships can become our greatest assets for ministry. Sometimes we just need a reminder. When we let God use them to bring Him glory, they become “a gift worth keeping,” and we realize they go with our life’s décor! Our hearts will be healed in the process, and we wouldn’t want to exchange our hardships for anything. Never underestimate what God can do with what we’ve been through.
P.S. I blog at www.shellilittleton.blogspot.com. If you are touched by this work, let me hear from you. And if you don’t win the giveaway, it can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Just go to your favorite on-line site and search my name. Or your favorite retailer should be able to order it for you.
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