Cate Blanchett stole the show at the 2014 Oscars for exuding both beauty and brains. Cate had the courage to exalt women in an evening that centered around male actors (the first award was for best supporting male actor and the last individual award for best male actor.) Her acceptance speech for her role in Blue Jasmine was compelling, brave and honest. Plus, her dress was gorgeous. Proving a woman can have both beauty and brains. Let’s talk stats…
I’ve received numerous requests from women who want to hold a God and Boobs book discussion with their friends. Many have asked for a book discussion guide to help facilitate discussion. Get your online God and Boobs FREE Discussion Guide. This book discussion guide is designed to encourage friendship through intimate sharing and reading reflection. This is not a Bible-study; however Bible references are listed and reading is encouraged.
I was taught abstinence at my Christian high school and college. I was primarily taught that the goal of abstinence was to “save myself” for my future husband. My very real, tangible, daily, sexual desire was on hold for some mystical, vaporous ideal of a man. I hadn’t even considered how it would affect me that women now marry later – into their late twenties and early thirties, if at all. It didn’t matter how long I would have to wait for sex, I would wait as long as need be, because the nucleus of my sexuality was a man. In my heart of heart’s I believed: It’s my job to practice abstinence, so that I will be pure for the man God has chosen for me to marry. I owe my future husband the gift of virginity.
As we continue our trusting God series, we will look at a third belief that helps us with trusting God. If we believe that God is good, and therefore wants the best for us, then it helps us to trust in God despite what we feel, observe or experience in the present. The tricky part to trusting God has to do with how we measure goodness. Is ‘good’ something I want? Like a piece of candy? Or, is ‘good’ something that is in my best interest? Like an apple?
We are continuing our trusting God series. (Be sure to share with your friends who are recent college graduates, and struggling with trusting God – I have a special message for you gals.) Trusting God is often discussed in such blase terms, as though one should assume that we can all easily trust God. However, that’s simply not the case. Trusting God can be as challenging as learning to trust people. Whenever we feel disappointed, it’s easy to to think that God isn’t on our side. But, God wants us to be on His side. That’s what trusting God is all about… surrendering our concepts for God’s way. There are three beliefs that will help us learn to trust God. We discussed the first last time: “God is always with me, no matter my circumstances, no matter what.” The second belief is this: “God is bigger than me. Only God can see the bigger picture.”
EXCITING NEWS! I’ve just released a NEW COVER of God and Boobs the book. This updated edition includes a NEW FORWARD by my father, Robert Schuller. It also includes an endorsement by Roma Downey, producer of The Bible series and star of Touched by an Angel. Roma writes, “Don’t let the title fool you! Angie explains the Bible in ways that capture the hearts and imaginations of today’s women.” The cover also includes a quote by The Washington Times, “If the book attracts a large audience, it may well spark a national conversation.” Let’s have that conversation! The new cover is available in paperback only. The Ebook version remains the same. For those of you who already purchased a copy of God and Boobs… don’t feel left out! The rest of this blog is the new forward, written by my father, Robert Schuller.
Most girls grow up naming baby dolls and pets, and dreaming up creative names for their future children. I’m no exception. I don’t have any children, but I’ve been naming baby since I was a little girl. And yet, I just recently noticed how naming baby Jesus was such a big deal at the time of His birth. When you read the Christmas story, you’ll notice that there nearly everyone – angels, shepherds, wise men – were all excitedly talking about how the new baby would be named Jesus.
Trusting God is a major theme of God and Boobs the book. By trusting God with our lives, we are empowered to resist the impulse to become dependent upon spiritual leaders and religious rules. Instead, we turn to God as our ultimate source of comfort, hope and grace. Trusting God isn’t always easy. Life gets in the way, complicating how we view our happiness and success. In order to trust God, we must start by adjusting our beliefs. There are three beliefs that will help us with trusting God, and today we’re exploring the first: “God is always with me, no matter my circumstances, no matter what.” The more choose to believe that God is with us, despite our obstacles, the better we get at trusting God in the hard times.
Trusting God is our next blog series. Wouldn’t it be great to have life figured out life – to follow a precise five-year plan for the future, with zero room for error! Life is rarely as linear as we want it to be. Life comes with unexpected twists. Trusting God at each turn helps to strengthen our faith and improve our lives, which I write about extensively in God and Boobs the book. Trusting God includes being willing to take risks, make mistakes, and then keep trusting God. Now is the time to get ready for the changes ahead. To get ready for change in your health, finances, relationships or emotions… you need to prepare your heart to trust in God. Trusting God is the only way to prepare for the unknown.
Now is the time to get ready for change! We are just weeks away from the New Year. You will have a fresh set of goals, a renewed hope and a revived energy for your New Year vision. Though holiday fun is upon us… NOW is the time to get ready for change! You may be tempted to think that my encouragement is premature. Nope. It’s right on time! You don’t want to miss out! Here’s 3 reasons to get ready for change now: