Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness by Janet K. Brown

Back Cover Blurb


I lost ninety-five pounds and have maintained the loss for seventeen years. One tool in my recovery remains the daily reading of inspirational books. I found my library incomplete when I searched for one that combined a twelve-step program with God as the Higher Power. The biggest secret to my success was giving up my will and letting God do it through me. I wrote a book of daily devotions that came from my journals and memories. This is one woman’s road for success. I pray these thoughts help others reach the same healing God gave to me. It’s all about God.


January 7

7. The Protection of the Wren Cactus

   “To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—“ Jude 24 NIV

     If food compulsion is part of our carnal life, danger lurks whenever we leave God’s protection.

     At a friend’s country home, we noticed a cactus bush three to four feet high with a nest of wrens on one side. We commented.

     “That’s our wren cactus, our sanctuary for birds,” our friend told us.

     On the other side of the bush, we spotted baby mockingbirds. Instead of flying to high places to be safe from the coyotes and deer, birds make their home here in a small bush. On examination, we noticed birds fly into the cactus without touching the prickly thorns. A larger animal would be unable to do that, so the birds make their nests in perfect safety right under the noses of their enemies.

     Like the birds, God is our wren cactus. He protects us from certain defeat and destruction while in the presence of food that would tempt us. His loving arms encircle us. The enemy can’t get past His defense.

Prayer: When I’m at a restaurant or party, a pot luck or home by myself, I’m vulnerable without your hedge. Please protect me today, Lord

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About Janet:

Janet K. Brown lives in Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband, Charles.
     Divine Dining published by Pen-L Publishing is the author’s second book. It encompasses her passion for diet, fitness, and God’s Word.  Janet released her debut novel, an inspirational young adult, Victoria and the Ghost, in July, 2012.

     She and her husband love to travel with their RV, visit their three daughters, two sons-in-law and three grandchildren, and work in their church. Find her at http://www.janetkbrown.com.

To connect with Janet:

Janet K. Brown is giving away a copy of Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice -- once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post.)

Off to read another great book!
Sandra M. Hart


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Diana Flowers said...

Thank you so much for writing this book! I believe it is the answer to my prayers! I lost 50 lbs 18 years ago and kept it off until some recent health issues. I can't seem to get off these extra lbs I've gained. Help me please. I also want to share this with a friend who lost over 200 lbs and is struggling to reach her goal. Thank you for the opportunity to win!


Cindi A said...

Thanks for offering an inspirational book such as this. I could really use the help.


cjajsmommy said...

I'd love to have this book for daily inspiration on my weight-loss journey. djragno [at] hotmail [dot] com

bonton said...

Thanks for telling your story & offering your book to help others with the problem of weight control.

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book!


Janet K Brown said...

Thank you all for stopping and commenting. The picture shows me and my publisher with his wife when I was honored at OWFI for the release of a new book. God made the book possible. He made my weight loss possible. He brings joy into my life from sweet friends I meet online. God bless.

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