What are the top three struggles Christian women face?
- Time with God
Perhaps not in that order, but if you take a look at your New Year’s Resolutions from earlier this year, do any of those three things top your list of things? Oh, all three?
Yeah, me too.
I make small strides in any one area only to fall behind on the other two.
I basically need someone to lay out for me how I need to eat and exercise, and give me something to read in my devotional time every day. Just to get started. Just to form the habit and make it my own.
Which is why I felt a huge wave of relief when I saw Shanti Landon’s book, 30 Days to a Life Made Full. I felt like she wrote it just for me (how did she know I just finished a month of Paleo?) and instantly connected to the content and the clean layout. When she graciously offered to send me a free copy of her eBook, I jumped at the opportunity to share it with you all.
Each day for 30 days, you get a delicious Paleo recipe, a no-equipment-required work out, and a devotional. Just follow the simple blueprint and you’re well on your way to conquering those huge struggles. Boom.
Just three things each day? I can do that.
30 Days of Inspirational Devotionals
As much as I love Tozer and Spurgeon, some days I just need a simple word to point me back to Jesus.
Shanti’s devotionals take you on a journey from gratitude to patience, to faith, to worship, and prayer. Each day includes a Scripture to meditate on, a brief devotional thought or illustration, and an action step or question. Encouraging and on-point, these devotionals will start you off in the right direction.
30 Days of Beginner Exercises
I’ll admit: exercising is a struggle for me. I make it out to be a huge ordeal in my head, but Shanti breaks it down to simple exercises we can do at home.
There’s no special equipment required and you can workout at your own pace, in your own home. Day one starts out pretty easy with three rounds of 5 push-ups, 5 sit-ups, and 5 squats. Easy-peasy, right? Then each day builds on the successes of the day before, until by the end of Day 30, you’re doing a mini-Crossfit workout. Woo-hoo!
30 Days of Delicious Dinners
Meal-planning is HARD WORK. At least for me it is. I tend to be a picky eater, and I need a lot of variety in my diet, so I’m always looking for new and healthy recipes to try out.
And then I realized this book has 30 days worth of healthy dinners planned out. So yes, I did just grab my calendar and pencil in the first week’s meals in my meal plan. And then I breathed a sigh of relief. Meal planning? Done!
Here are some of the meals I’m really looking forward to over the next month:
- Crispy Honey Pork Tenderloin
- Garlic Butter Chicken with Caramelized Onions
- Eggplant with Chicken and Bacon
- Garlic-Pesto Crusted Salmon
- Tilapia with Mango Salsa
And to make life even easier, the book has a list of staples to have in your pantry and a daily shopping list to make grocery shopping a breeze. Ah-mazing.
30 Days to Conquering Struggles
So here’s what I’m doing: I’m printing out 30 Days to a Life Made Full and I’m using it for the rest of this year to end my year well. (Hopefully it’ll help keep me on track during all the holiday parties, too.) Then come January, I’ll have a head start on those resolutions of “eating healthier,” “working out more,” and “spending more time with God.”
If you want to get healthier and grow in your relationship with God but you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, this book is for you!
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