Professional editor, author and mentor Diana Savage, penned, "52 Heart Lifters for Difficult Times," a book of hope filled meditations served with a dash of humor. Intimate with loss and grief, this Washington native now encourages others with the encouragement she received that she writes about on her popular heartlifters blog. Where readers can also read sample chapters of this book.
Diana begins with a description of what a "heart lifter" is, such as a smile, wink, nod or tip of the hat, small gestures that remind recipients "we're not alone on life's journey." Her warm humor, God-blessed wisdom and insightful understanding shine through each meditation.
The book, divided into four segments includes:
- "Choosing our Outlook"—what our minds dwell on determines our destiny. Or like Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, "We become what we think about all day long.”
- "Living Miraculously"— belief in miracles and believing God for miracles. Or like the French proverb says, "There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them."
- "Participating Joyfully"—centers on trusting God. Believing God has a plan and purpose for your life and has your "best interests at heart."
- "Pursuing Possibilities" illustrates how a victim mentality, incorrect assumptions and misconceptions "shackle" and hinder pursuit of "new possibilities" in life.
Fifty-two scripture themed meditations include a Bible verse, a light-hearted anecdote or other illustration of the selected scripture theme and conclude with prayer. These brief devotions are perfect for time-challenged readers.
Diana's book of "52 Heartlifters" is especially good for anyone challenged by loss, disappointment, or a sense of failure as well as an excellent choice for a friend or family member in need of hope and encouragement.
"52 Heart Lifters for Difficult Times," by Diana Savage, Harvest House, February 1, 2014, 176 Pages, 978-0736956604, $11.99
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