Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing Out of Life's Stress-Pool
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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
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If you often find yourself struggling with the stresses of finances, health, career, relationships, self-image, or family, then this humor-filled volume is just what you need. With simple, practical tips for attaining the peace you crave—the peace that passes all understanding—you’ll discover healing, refreshment, and revitalization for your spirit, body, and mind.
Debora M. Coty is a popular speaker, columnist, lifelong Bible student, internationally published freelance writer, and award-winning author of numerous books, including Too Blessed to Be Stressed, and More Beauty, Less Beast. She’s also an orthopedic occupational therapist, writing instructor, and tennis addict. Mother of two grown children, Debora lives and loves in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.
Eleanor AndersUSAGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5" . . . an invaluable tool . . .."October 26, 2011Eleanor AndersUSAGender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4My Look:
From chocolate to going green and from GREASE TO PEACE, this devotional inspires with scripture and laughter in equal parts.
In conversational style, Debora Coty will guide you through redefining your priorities, reducing stress, changing your reaction to challenging situations or people, and strengthening your trust in God's plan while teaching simple techniques to build a better relationship with Him. She laces scripture throughout the chapters for reflection, and her thoughtful questions, at the end of each chapter, will show the areas of your life that may need tweaking. She uses situations from her own life and others that show the teachings and the lessons learned with strategic quotes to ponder.
This book is an invaluable tool that encompasses all stages of a woman's life, from childbearing to menopause.
I recommend Debora Coty's TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED: INSPIRATION FOR CLIMBING OUT OF LIFE'S STRESS-POOL! Her style hooked me from page one and never let me go. All while laughing, I received encouragement and inspiration to learn and grow.
I will reread this book often to find another gem of knowledge, to mediate, or to have a good laugh, and so will you.
In addition, you'll want to check out Debora Coty's other devotional, EVERYDAY HOPE (Barbour Books 2009). And I'm sure you and I will look forward to her upcoming devotional, MORE BEAUTY LESS BEAST: TRANSFORMING YOUR INNER OGRE from Barbour Books in March 2012.
bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5funny but full of encouragement tooAugust 18, 2011bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We all crave peace in our stressed out life. Debora has written this book "to help you rejuvenate your desperate heart by discovering simple-to-implement, practical ways to attain that peace we all crave." (Intro.) The book is divided into four sections: time management, sense of humor, relationships, and faith.
Debora has a sense of humor and it shows as she delivers short meditations, making you laugh and then making you think, especially with the questions at the end of each meditation.
Housework? "Cleaning an occupied house is like combing your hair in a hurricane." (18) Your calendar too full? She recommends an activities enema! (42)
She suggests you develop a sense of humor because "if you don't have humor, you probably don't have much sense." (63)
Don't you think it was a woman on her way to the bathroom in the middle of the night who coined the phrase "wee hours"? (65)
How could I possibly give justice to her section on menopause and her way to thaw chicken in time for dinner?
She gives suggestions on how to deal with difficult people, the NIBs (Nuts In Batter). "Remember, even nutty lumps in the batter add flavor." (122)
But her book is not all fun and laughs. "I've learned that real, honest-to-goodness peace is entirely dependent on our trust in God's sovereignty. That means believing He's in control of all the details of our lives, even if it doesn't feel like it. ...[W]e must realize that only when our trust is anchored in Him can we find peace." (161)
Deborah has been an occupational therapist specializing in upper extremity rehabilitation for over thirty years. She has seen how women are vulnerable to specific maladies related to a stressful lifestyle. She gives a few simple stretching exercises to help women deal with the tension stress produces. She also suggests deep breathing.
Debora knows pain. She suffered two years of depression following six heart-wrenching miscarriages. (194) Reading the psalms was, for a time, the only way she could communicate with God. She has written several other books, devotions, on prayer, and fiction.
This is a great collection of short meditations based on humorous stories from life, her own as well as others. Yet each stories contains a truth to help the reader deal with stress. This book is a delightful read.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.