Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reshaping it All - Day 38

Reshaping it All - Day 38

Guest Contributor, Courtney from Women Living Well

On page 133, Candace defines the word conscious as: “acting with critical awareness, as in a conscious effort to do better.” This is a subject that I humbly and openly admit that I struggle with. I have a few favorite foods that I overeat unconsciously.

Since I was a child I've had a funny relationship with chips and dip - my favorite - yet my most hated food! I love them so much, I hate them, because I literally cannot stop once I start eating them - therefore - you will NEVER find chips and dip in my home unless we have company coming. I have a few other foods I feel this way about also. I know they are unhealthy for me - but my cravings always seem to be stronger than my self-control!

Elizabeth George has noted "The best exercise is to exercise discretion at the dining table."

Elizabeth Elliot said of Daniel "Discipline is evident on every page of the life of Daniel...The first thing that sets Daniel apart is a decision regarding food...It was the beginning of the Lord's preparation of a man whose spiritual fiber would be rigorously tested later on." Daniel was a man who paid attention to what went into his mouth and how it affected him.

And we learn from Jonathon - that we MUST eat. In I Samuel 14, Saul sent his men into battle and told them not to eat until they had finished the battle--the entire army was faint. Jonathon did not know of Saul's order and he dipped his finger in honey and ate and the Bible says "His countenance was brightened." And Jonathon says of the fainting army "How much better if the people had eaten freely today".

God wants us to fuel our body with food, yet we need to be conscious of the food we are putting into our mouths. That is why I LOVE the Reshaping It All Challenge! It is making me think before I eat, and that makes ALL the difference!

Walk with the King!


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Time for a Giveaway!

Courtney has a special GIVEAWAY for us from her other website, Good Morning Girls!! I'll let her tell you about it: offers quiet-time “tech accountability groups.” Right now we have over 1,500 Good Morning Girls and we are having a great summer session together!

Now for the giveaway... I'm excited to share The Family Reading Bible by Zondervan! I read out of it daily to my children – ages 6 and 8.

While I love to read picture Bible books to my children, we are at a point where they are desiring the meat of God’s word. So this Bible has been perfect for us!

Here’s a few reasons why:
  1. It has a reading plan inside the Bible. You can choose to use their reading plan or go at your own pace. (We go at our own pace.)

  2. It has questions throughout the Bible for discussions with the kids. These are so helpful to keep a good dialogue going.

  3. It’s fun to have a Bible that is designated as the “Family Bible.” It sits on our kitchen table and we read it over breakfast or lunch (my children are homeschooled). Then I mark and date the day we read it.
My dream is to read through the entire family Bible before the children are 18.

Some days the children listen intently and beg for more reading – so we cover large passages or have long talks. Other days, their attention span is short and we can only read a few verses. would like to give away one copy of the Family Reading Bible to a Reshaping It All reader!

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  1. I LOVE Courtney at WLW! I would love to win this, even though I don't have kids {yet}. I'm getting married in October and we plan on creating a family in the near future after our wedding. This would be an outstanding Bible for a pre-wedding gift! I will most definitely be blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and commenting for this giveaway! Thanks Courtney!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement and for the giveaway, Courtney! GMG and WLW are amazing!

  3. I want to win the family Bible! :)

  4. I want to win the family Bible! :)

  5. Looks like a WONDERFUL Bible. :) Thanks so much for the recommendation!

  6. I would love this Bible for my family.

  7. Sounds like a neat book. I love Courtney's idea of writing the date when she read to her children. What a neat legacy!

  8. Great post. I actually won Reshaping it All, (it had been in my shopping cart on Amazon on my to get list) had I known how amazing and inspiring it was/is I would have purchased the week it came out!! It has made such a difference in my life. Thank you Candace for writing it!!

  9. Oh, and I'm tweeting about your giveaway :) Have a great week!! @littleislandstu

  10. Thank you for all you do, you have touched more hearts than you know.

  11. Would love to have this bible for my 3 girls ages 1, 6 and 11!!!!

  12. This would be awesome to win!

  13. This sounds really great! Will have to check into it if I do not win! Thanks! Karen R.

  14. I am so loving our Bible conversations and am wanting to have Bible reading time together with my children. I am being intentional about each of our devotional times in the morning and would like to add a Bible Reading time. We too homeschool and am so thankful for that so that we can have more time to be investing God time into our children's lives. I love the idea of completing reading the Bible with them before they are 18, I think that I too will set this goal. I am so excited to check this Bible out more. Thank you for the giveaway.

  15. I would love to win the family Bible!

  16. A family reading Bible sounds great!

  17. I would love to win this family Bible - what a great tool to help in the spiritual formation of my family.

  18. Hey Courteny
    I love both yur sites I'm 28 and still waiting for god's timing for a godly man. I would love to win this bok it may sound crazy but I love reading things about rasing a godly family

    hope to win!

  19. I really would like to win the family bible. I like Angela and Courtney and appreciate the time they taking in organizing these bible/book studies on-line

  20. We have been looking for something new to do for family bible time!