writing & publishing


To those struggling with anxiety and/or depression during this pandemic, you may find When Therapy Isn’t Enough helpful. Excerpt:

When God designed our bodies, he instilled in us a natural healing process for when we get injured or sick. Just watch the way a cut heals for an example of this. The healing process doesn’t always happen in the way or the timing that we want, though. This is because we are not in charge of our own healing–God is. The healing is God’s choice, it’s always God’s choice…God is respectful…he doesn’t force his healing on us. He gave us free will. This means that we have the power to make choices, and the choices that we make can either allow God to heal us or hinder him from healing us. Our choices can either facilitate the natural healing process or block it.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1625861117/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531867727&sr=1-2&keywords=When+Therapy+Isn%27t+Enough

 

It’s getting harder and harder to wait for this pandemic to be over, whenever that may be. One of the hardest things for me is that I can’t DO anything other than obey the stay at home order. As I was thinking about this, I was reminded of some words of my own that I wrote. Excerpt, When Doing Isn’t Enough:

 We have all experienced times of waiting in our lives. We might not have liked it or chosen it; however, we have experienced it. We may have tolerated it or hated it or waited in anger or waited in fear or waited in expectancy. We may have decided to put the time to good use like reading a book or working on a laptop while in a waiting room or we may have paced or we may have slept. We may have smoked cigarettes or drank coffee or did any combination of any of these or any other of a multitude of additional coping mechanisms. However we have chosen to wait though, we have waited.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/When-Doing-Enough-Waiting-Plenty/dp/1625860838/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1508523850&sr=8-3&keywords=books+by+mary+detweiler

If you are having difficulty waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to be over, you might find When Doing Isn’t Enough helpful.

Excerpt: “Don’t just do something. Stand there!” As a task-oriented individual who has historically functioned as an overachiever, I had great difficulty wrapping my mind around this concept. `Just being and not doing went against my grain on a very deep level…while we’re waiting there are many choices we need to make…we can choose to sink into despair or we can choose to wait in expectant hope. We can choose to be patient (regardless of how we feel) or we can choose to be impatient and irritable and drive ourselves and people around us crazy.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/When-Doing-Enough-Waiting-Plenty/dp/1625860838/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1508523850&sr=8-3&keywords=books+by+mary+detweiler

To anyone having difficulty coping with social distancing, you might find When Doing Isn’t Enough helpful.

Excerpt: Waiting is not popular in our modern society. Immediate gratification is popular. We want what we want now, and we do everything possible to get whatever it is we want now and avoid waiting. Sometimes, waiting is unavoidable though and we have no choice but to wait.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/When-Doing-Enough-Waiting-Plenty/dp/1625860838/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1508523850&sr=8-3&keywords=books+by+mary+detweiler

I have been in hibernating/writing mode for a good part of the winter. I am working on a new manuscript about the differences between the world’s view of success and God’s view of success. The title will be When Success Isn’t Enough, Purpose is Plenty. Excerpt:

Success is our choice; purpose is God’s choice.

Though we may choose our definition of success and choose how to measure our success, we do not choose our purpose. God chooses our purpose and then calls us to it. God created each of us for a specific purpose and he designed us, thereby equipping us, to fulfill that purpose. Though we don’t choose our purpose, we do choose whether to answer God’s call and fulfill the purpose he assigned to us.

I am reading The Missing Link by Sam Hunter (Link: https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Link-Journey-Peter-Spirit/dp/1946615439/ref=asc_df_1946615439/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=&hvpos=&hvnetw). If anyone is interested in reading what it means to live a life empowered by the Holy Spirit I highly recommend this book.

Excerpt, When Going with the Flow Isn’t Enough:

…the church failed women by not taking the lead in setting women free as Christ intended. Rather, the church has allowed the world to take the lead and has followed its example. Well, the world, at least the United States, is now leading in a new direction regarding gender equality. My question to Christ followers now is: Are you willing to take a good, hard, honest look at the lens through which you view reality, and consider the possibility that maybe the values and beliefs you were taught growing up regarding the roles of the sexes is not actually what Christ taught?

Link: https://www.amazon.com/When-Going-Flow-Enough-Upstream/dp/1625860714/

 

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