New Book. New Thought.

After my doctor’s appointment yesterday checking up on the littlest Takle, I had an hour or so to spare.   Barnes and Noble sounded more than appealing.  And quiet.  And they had a book waiting for me with my name on it. 

Not to mention some hot chocolate at the Café.  

Cindy Beall has been talking a lot about the book, “Leading On Empty.”  Wayne Cordeiro wrote the book with leaders in mind; however, it’s an incredible book for moms, dads, college students, doctors, garbage collectors…..

Anyone.

Wayne Cordeiro suffered from burn-out, and he shares his journey on “refilling (his) tank and renewing (his) passion.”  And, we are all susceptible to burn-out.

I’ll share more on the book once I finish it.  But, I’m really excited about the read. 

One statement in the introduction Cordeiro writes is, “Suffering will change us, but not necessarily for the better.  We have to choose that.  And it was that choosing that made all the difference for me.”

Many of us have experienced suffering on some level.  For me, my divorce was just that.  But, I didn’t become defined by my divorce.  I’m not “Dusty, the divorced chick.”

I am “Dusty, the restored, wife, mother, and child of God.” 

So, if you’re going through the fire right this moment, choose to let it change you for the better. 

And, on that note, have a great weekend!

3 Comments

Filed under disappointment, divorce, life, Spiritual Journey

3 responses to “New Book. New Thought.

  1. Brenda

    Thanks, Dusty. I’m there and will do! Love ya!

  2. Cordeiro is right ~ it is our choice that defines us. How we choose to see and respond (or not) to situations/people/etc. makes all the difference in our environment. Choosing to look for the metaphor for the Divine that is everything in existence renders everything in existence responsive in an increasingly positive manner. I think you would enjoy my newly published book of poems (Live, From the Mystic) celebrating that choice and giving unique views of nature; for info about it, please visit the website given. And keep enjoying and getting excited about reading!!

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