A Fulfilled Book Review and a Giveaway!


Everyone wants to live a fulfilled life, right? Most times we think that it’s easier said than done. But, if you possess the right tools, it is more than possible. In “Fulfilled: Learning To Live The Life God Promised”, Danise Jurado freely shares these tools with her readers. As a pastoral counselor, she has diligently taught women for years how to use these tools to unlock a life of fulfillment. Throughout her book, she leads us on a journey to freedom and satisfaction. This life is only found in the presence of the One true God. It is not a journey lacking in obstacles and hardships but Danise reveals how to make God bigger than our circumstances.

The Lord desires each one of His children to walk in the abundant life He created for us. Sometimes we simply need someone to walk along side of us, someone who has walked this road before. Danise is that person. She does so with much grace, honesty, transparency, with God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Each chapter addresses such topics as forgiveness, replacing lies with truth, identity, confidence, perseverance, hope and courage. This process of inner healing takes time and effort and a strong desire to want change in our lives. Through both personal stories and practical wisdom Danise leads us to the place where patterns of failure are broken, lasting change happens, fear is turned into freedom and we are awakened to our God-given potential.

If you are feeling hopeless and unfulfilled, then I urge you to buy Danise’s new book!  http://www.amazon.com/Fulfilled-Learning-Live-Life-Promised/dp/1942306105/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433727837&sr=8-1&keywords=fulfilled+danise+jurado

Danise has graciously agreed to giveaway a copy of Fulfilled! Comment below answering the question. Winner will be chosen at 10pm on Saturday August 22, 2015.



In what area of your life are you desiring lasting change and fulfillment?




Times Of Refreshing



I’m tired . . . really tired. It’s the kind of tired that can become crippling. My brain is tired. My heart is tired. My emotions are tired.

Honestly, my faith is tired.

I often tell people that I was born into hard — hard circumstances and hard family dynamics that brought along hard emotional distress. When I became a Christian at the age of 19, the hard didn’t just disappear. I’ve experienced hard friendships, hard church transitions, and a slew of financial hardships. And so, at 34, I am tired.

This summer has left me with a bit of whiplash. Literally, one thing after another has come against me. I am at a loss in many ways and don’t know what to do. If you are in this place, know that God wants to bring us direction.

I don’t want to be tired and the Lord doesn’t want me to be tired. And He doesn’t want you to be tired either. His desire is for us to learn the rhythms of life and to learn how to navigate them with grace, endurance, trust, and hope.

I look through the Scriptures and I look at the life of Christ. He was busy. He was persecuted. He felt every emotion there is and faced every temptation imaginable, and yet, I don’t believe He lived tired. In those hard times, I believe He discovered how to find times of refreshing.

I have come realize that I was missing those times: Refreshing. Rested. Energy. Doesn’t that sound so good? Doesn’t that just fill you with the deepest sense of peace?

In recognizing that we are in a season when we need refreshing is exactly where He wants us. So, how do we lean into this refreshing?



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