Thursday, April 12, 2007

Two Women

Two different women: one running and hiding from her past. The other determined to save her friend.

Intense. That's the word to describe this action packed novel, "Wounded Healer" by Donna Fleisher, published by Zondervan. The first of the Homeland Heroes series.

Donna's done a superb job of putting us from the beginning in Chris's point of view. Feeling the anguish she feels as she faces death. The despair. The hopelessness. The weakness.

And as weak as Chris is, Erin is strong, but only because of the One in whom she trusts.

In the service, the women face terror and frightening circumstances. In their personal lives, Chris struggles to overcome the haunting terror she lives with, but Erin stays with her for the longhaul. It's saying something for the patient Erin to finally put her finger on Chris's real problem, the reason she resists giving in to Christ.

And that's all I'm going to say. Want to know more? To see if this book is something you want to read? Then check out Donna's website at: www.donnafleisher.com.




Ever have nights tossing and turning? Here are a few tips on sleeping better (more later):


* Know how much sleep your body needs. Pay attention to the sleep-needs of your body and adjust your schedule accordingly.

* Keep a regular schedule. Try to go to bed, and get up, at the same time every day. This programs your body to expect sleep at certain times and helps you to be more alert the rest of the time.

* Do not linger in bed in the mornings. Get up right away and start moving. Open curtains, expose yourself to light. Helps you regulate your biological clock.

* Exercise at least thirty minutes a day, preferably in the morning or afternoon. Simulates the body. Evening exercise can make it difficult to fall asleep.




Quote:
Happy are those who dream dreams, and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. --L.J. Cardinal Suenens


Blessings.

2 comments:

yumanbing said...

On sleeping better: When I wake up way too early (like 4:30 or something) I find it helps to lie there and pray. Puts me right back to sleep :)

Say, If you get a chance, check out Simply Sassy for some nice pics of some of my grandkids.

Caroline said...

Bro, Loved those pics. Totally awesome. Wife did a super job. Left a comment on her blog.