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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Now I'm giving away 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life by Joyce Meyer

It's time for another giveaway. This week it's a non-fiction title by best-selling author Joyce Meyer. All you need to do to enter your name to win this book is to post a comment telling me one thing you could do right now to simplify your life. Just one thing. Then you can tell me why you want to win this book. I will pick a winner next Sunday, which is Easter Sunday. And to be fair I will post my one thing first... I would quit my full-time job and work out of my home. That would simplify my life big time. But I'm afraid this side of heaven that's not gonna happen. Sigh.

From the Publisher

Many want a simple life, but find it difficult to actually live that way. They fight a constant battle to balance work, family, friends, and other demands on schedules stretched too thin.

Joyce Meyer breaks it down to the simple principle of exercising faith rather than doubt and confidence rather than people-pleasing. She writes from her experience of struggling to balance work, family, friends, and all the other demands on limited time to show readers the simple answer to a simpler life.

Joyce gives these and other practical and easy to implement ideas for finding real joy:

• Live to glorify God
• Let go of what lies behind
• Choose your battles
• Don't be afraid of what people think
• Trust God to change other people
• Live with margin
• Don't be so hard on yourself
• Stop doing things you don't do well
• Remember that God is for you.

Joyce reminds readers that the Bible is full of examples of God's provision and His instruction to focus on one day at a time. She encourages readers to set themselves free by realizing they don't have to do, fix, or manage everything. By embracing the fact that God is on their side they will be encouraged that He will help find a way to live a simple life.

22 comments:

Grateful Gramma said...

Stay off the computer! But then I wouldn't be having all this fun.....

Carol Lawrence said...

My life definitely needs simplified,and this book will give me the info I need to do that. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol Lawrence said...

E-mail subscriber. jelly15301@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

if l could just learn to be worry free... Percy

quiltingreader said...

I'm decluttering my home.

Linda said...

Sounds Like a book I certainly could use! I agree with GratefulGramma, the computer! But then I, too, would not have as much fun!

darbyscloset said...

Okay one thing to simplify my life is if I would find a home for all of the unhomed items that sit around this house....things that have a home I have no problem putting away, it's the clutter that drives me crazy!!! A sure time saver in my life would be to stop all of my on-line activities!!Ugh, yet I can't give that up!!!
I love Joyce's teachings and would love to have a copy of this book!
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

I am a subscriber, too!
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My life needs simplifying. Badly.
My husband got laid off in November, got called back for 2 weeks, and is off again indefinetely. I love him but its hard having him around non-stop. I'm not accustomed to him being around. I'm sure lots of people are in this boat, but the stress is really getting to me. Being the primary caregiver, I need to find a way to minimize all stressful situations. I have a feeling this book could be a great tool.

Thank you for the entry.

freda.mans@sympatico.ca

Annie said...

I would live without fear




Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Lisa McClatchy said...

After years of depression (I'm better now-thank God!), my house has gotten rather disorganized. With seven kids, it is time for me to get reorganized, which would indeed simplify my life! In terms of organization, the two biggest things that I can do (which I have just begun), is to purge my home of clothes that do not fit my children, as well as paper and books. I think I spend too much time managing "stuff". I will be praying for all of us that need help in simplifying our lives- God bless!

Toni said...

I could definitely simplify my life by making lists. Thanks for the giveawAY.

Toni tpatton5 @ gmail dot com

Toni said...

I want to win this book because I love love love jOyce Meyer. I am reading Never Give Up and How to Hear from God right now and am determined to read this one as well.

Marla said...

I would take everything to God first thing every morning and let Him lead my day. I love Joyce Meyer. I have a good collection of her books. Would love to add this to it. Thank you for the entry.

koinonia572001@yahoo.com

Anita Yancey said...

Probably get rid of my TV, but it's hard to give up. I would like to win this book, because my life needs to be more simple and easy.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

sharon54220 said...

I would really like to win this book. I enjoy her books. What would I do to simply my life - I think one of the main things is to quit smoking (it would save me lots of money)

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am also an email subscriber.

sharon54220@gmail.com

windycindy said...

Happy Easter! I am slowly, but surely learning to let go and let God! I have seen Joyce Meyer speak in person and she was quite dynamic!
Please enter me in your drawing for her book. I know I could benefit from it. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

cpullum said...

I have read some of Joyce Meyer other books and heard her talk! She is awsome this is one book I don't own and haven't read yet! Count me in!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

amweeks said...

One easy thing I could do to simplify my life would be to organize the many recipes I've collected over the years and put together one big recipe file/book for myself & my family! That way I wouldn't always be searching for what to make next or trying to re-find a recipe I probably already have!

Michelle said...

Wow, I am currently working on purging my home of stuff. I've recently realized I'm a hoarder, and if I could just get rid of a lot of stuff, I could probably breathe easier. I'd love to read this book and learn to slow down a little bit!
Michelle
chellegoodson at gmail dot com

Michelle Sutton said...

The winner is...

Carol Lawrence!

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