Thursday, September 25, 2014

When More is Not Enough: Book Release

Exactly three minutes ago, I ran downstairs with sopping wet hair with my pajamas on in the rain because I had a good feeling in my gut.

Y'all, it's pretty exciting.

Amy Sullivan's book When More is Not Enough is here!

Best trip outside in the rain...take a look see why.

here's the official book trailer!

This calls for a rain dance.

It is true more must-haves, more stuff isn't the answer but do any of us know what is?

Her book does celebrate more. More of what Jesus taught in his life and more of helping little people and families (and all of us) grow with compassion.

Amy is a giver. She and her writing remind me (in the most non-preachy way) to let go of the me me me thinking and doing that wants to live on overdrive, and open myself up to the ways God is calling me to be generous, in places I might not even consider: with my prayers, with forgiveness, with my skills.

I want to read and reread her words filled with honesty and hope.

If you're one for less talk and more practical doing, she shares real ways to make generosity a priority in our lives, and that loving and giving aren't always big, big gestures.

Amy says learning to serve others and fight your selfishness starts off simply and then becomes something more amazing than you expected, kind of like dancing in the rain...

Couldn't pass up a rain dance reference. Amy puts it better than me, though..

You'll have to get the book to see.

One of the best parts -- all proceeds go to a housing ministry called Transformation Village!

Oh, yeah..
*this post was written last night, but the past few days have been a little unplanned.

As unplanned as they were, the past couple days were some of the funniest I've had in a long time.

I laughed and laughed and met strangers who became friends.

What of those moments I miss because of my own idea of how things should go?

Amy's book reminds me that life and the good stuff often happens in the small moments and generosity is the same way.

There are more questions than answers when it comes to a the evolving process of living life more open and generous. I don't have to have it all figured out this moment.

I just have to start -- and perhaps begin with what I have been given?
Right now all I can think of is laughter, but I know I've been given more than that. What are the gifts you've been given? How can you use your generosity to serve others? Share them in the comments!

(I'm also going to do a book giveaway so stay tuned! You're probably not going to want to miss me trying my hand at something new on the blog and you are going to be able to win a copy of her book!

I am not sure why it takes me so long with technology and to catch up with the times but I may have been born in the 1920's and my body is now morphing to this time. I was just introduced to this thing called the internet though and I kind of like it..)

Congrats, Amy! We are so proud of you!!


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    1. Yes! You're such a good cheerleader!

  2. You are so fun, and the 1920's reference is perfect. Thanks so much for using your sweet online home to share about the book. Thankful for you, Julie!

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    1. Much love to you, friends. Honored to get to share about you and let others know what you're doing.

  4. What an exciting delivery. I will be the first to sign up for the giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by my blog today, too. ;)

    1. Oh, that's great, Mary! Look forward to seeing you soon. :). I am enjoying your blog, too!