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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Big Bottom Blessing Book Review and Giveaway!

My Big Bottom Blessing, by Teasi Cannon, is a book for every woman.  Large, small and everyone in between who struggle with low self esteem.  Hand in the air over here!  At one time or another- perhaps daily- we are not pleased with what we see in the mirror.  But you know what?  God is. He sees into our hearts and the outer "flaws" don't mean a thing!

Teasi Cannon is so real!  She shares moments in her life that scarred her.  Made her doubt herself.  I cried for her and thought of my own childhood memories that still haunt me.  Teasing, bullying and abuse are hard to shake and burrow deeply- only to reemerge later in life.  You can heal, with the Lord's assistance.  Teasi shows us in her book how she was able to forgive the man that abused her at the tender age of 7.  If she can forgive that, then surely I can forgive the hurtful words that I still carry with me from grade school.

Teasi Cannon is also very, very funny!  Her grocery store "field trip" had me laughing until I cried!  Fresh fruits and veggies are only for the thin, beautiful women (because they won't allow them to rot in a drawer) and the bakery items call her name as she walks by.  I have been there, Teasi!  So many of us have been there.  Thank you for being willing to share your stories.  

One BIG thing I learned, and I learned quite a bit from this book, was how to be a Daughter and not have Orphan Ways.  It's not exactly what you are thinking, but boy is it important.  Orphan Ways are used by people that are jealous and competitive.  They need to be needed.  They find it very hard to rejoice when others rejoice.  They feel afraid and alone.  

I have Orphan Ways and use them more than I should.  I was ashamed to realize this as I was reading.  Just for a minute, though.  I immediately went to the Lord and asked Him to help me.  My heart was changed.  God has big plans for me- and you!  Why not rejoice for others?  Be happy for others and more than likely they will be happy when your time comes for a bit of sunshine.:)

The Daughter Way is when you serve God and others because you want to- not to impress.  You feel secure and loved and this allows you to love with no strings attached.  You know you have value and worth.  Freeing, isn't it?:)

Each chapter in My Big Bottom Blessing is a devotional and helps you to look deep within yourself.  The book is a delight to read!  I read it all in one day and would love to give Teasi Cannon a hug for writing this special book that spoke to my heart.

It's not about changing your outer appearance.  It's about changing your heart.  God is patiently waiting.:)

Why not read the first chapter right now?  Here.

**Even better.  Would you like to win a copy of My Big Bottom Blessing?** 

1)  Leave a comment on this post for one entry.
2) If you are a follower of my blog, leave another entry telling me so.

That's it!  I will choose a winner next Wednesday, the 6th.  Good luck!

* I was given a copy of My Big Bottom Blessing from Worthy Publishing and Handlebar Marketing in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


4granted said...

Great review of a fabulous book! It’s been said that real change happens when we become aware of the negative self-talk in our heads, and replace it with positive messages. This book takes it a step further, offering an honest look at one woman’s struggles with weight and body image. But rather than just “thinking positive,” she became deeply aware of God’s love for her. Knowing she was God’s beloved made it possible for her to love herself. I know all women, regardless of size, will appreciate Teasi Cannon's honesty!

Tristan said...

oh, I need this!!

Tristan said...

i follow,of course!!