“CRUSHING PLACES reveal that there is more to our lives than we had planned. The truly invaluable, marvelous, and eternal aspects of our identity and ultimate destiny are displayed to us there. It is in the midst of painful crushing that we realize that the blessing found in the production of fruit in our lives was never the Master’s end goal. Our latest crop of fruit was merely part of an ongoing, greater process…
“That’s what this book is about – your transformation. Could the worst moments of your life actually become turning points of triumph for God, the Master Vintner, as He uses your life’s deepest heartaches and most devastating disappointments for your good and his glory? What if you could see your life as God sees it? What if your best moments are waiting ahead?
“My friend, I’m convinced God can use the weight crushing your soul right now to create His choicest wine – if you will let Him” – T.D. Jakes, from chapter 1, “When Everything Falls Apart”
Got words? Oh yeah, you do! The average women speaks over 20,000 a day – not to mention the ones she types online. Karen Ehman – a woman whose words have often landed her in a heap of trouble – shares from experience the hows (and how-not-tos) of dealing with the tongue. KEEP IT SHUT will teach you:
The difference between gossip and properly processing with a trusted friend
A helpful grid for using our digital tongue as we talk online or on social media
How to pause before you pounce, attacking the problem but not the person
How to avoid saying something permanently painful just because you are temporarily ticked off
What the Bible teaches about making our speech laced with grace, as sweet as honey, and yet seasoned with salt
Using biblical examples, as well as Karen’s own personal (and sometimes painful!) stories, KEEP IT SHUT will equip you to know what to say, how best to say it, and when you’d better just keep your lips zipped!