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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, January 20, 2016

The Comeback by Louie Giglio- It's never to late and you're never too far.

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"It's not too late and you're never too far." Wow. Written on the cover of The Comeback, by Louie Giglio, I had to dive in and hear more. As I read the reassurance of God's love and forgiveness throughout this book I often wept tears of joy. God is SO good and the Bible is filled with examples of "the comeback". Why is that? It's because God writes the story of our comebacks! We only need to call on Him.

"When we are at our absolute lowest and weakest, Jesus invites us to hand him everything we have left. He invites us to give him our little, whatever our little is. When we give away our little, we place our confidence in him." Ever experienced your lowest? Your weakest? It's terrifying. I've been there, my friend. But you know what? When life is at it's darkest, God shines His brightest! He truly gives hope to the hopeless. He has wonderful plans for you- a comeback, fresh start, new beginning. Trust Him. Pray. Look what God did for Paul, David, Abraham and Joseph (the author masterfully details their stories, among many others, in the book.) God is the master of comebacks today, too.

Louie Giglio points out that "Spiritual death is something the enemy constantly seeks to bring to our lives. His plans is short and simple. He wants to 'steal and kill and destroy' (John 10:10) Please don't let him trick you into giving up! God has a comeback for you! Talk to the Lord and believe that there IS hope.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is feeling defeated, is enduring harsh or pain, if you've made mistakes, are grieving in the midst of impossible circumstances and/or have lost your way. It's filled with hope, help and truth. Louie Giglio honestly shares his personal experiences and trials and how God was there every step of the way. The Lord wants to be there for you, too. It's never too late, dear one.

Book Description

Have you ever longed for a comeback?
We all know what it feels like to have life disappoint us and not work out as we’d hoped. We all know what it’s like to long for something different, something better, something more.
The Comeback celebrates new beginnings. It offers encouragement and perspective, and it’s for you if you feel frustrated or confused, if you’re sorrowing or in pain, if you’ve made mistakes or are grieving, if you’re disappointed or feel as though life doesn’t make sense.
The good news is that God is in the business of giving fresh starts to people. He gives hope to the hopeless. Direction to the directionless. Help to those who need help. God is always good, all the time, and God’s plans will always prevail, even when our plans don’t.
God already knows what the solutions are. No matter what kind of disappointment or grief or pain or trouble or heartache you encounter, God always offers a new beginning, a change of heart, or a powerful spiritual turnaround. God offers the way forward, and his pathways are always good.
Your current circumstances will not get the final say in your life. God is the God of the comeback, no matter what kind of challenge you’re facing.
And your story can become a great comeback story too.
About the Author
Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and founder of Passion Conferences-a global movement of college-aged people living for the fame of Jesus Christ. A dynamic and effective communicator, Louie holds a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Shelley, reside in Atlanta. For more information about Passion City Church, visit passioncitychurch.com, and for more about Passion Conferences, visit www.268generation.com.
*I was given a copy of this encouraging book by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*