Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Saturdays with Stella by Allison Pittman - GIVE AWAY!!

I have always enjoyed the presence of a dog in my life. There is something special about the way they love and adore their masters. Thanks to Allison Pittman, I think I’m going to watch my dog a little closer! It seems I can learn a lot about God’s love by watching my dog a little more closely! Let me explain.

Allison Pittman is the owner of a wonderful mixed-breed dog named Stella. Not long ago, she and Stella attended Intermediate Obedience training, and through these lessons, Allison was able to glimpse a bit of her own relationship with God. In this delightful book, Saturdays With Stella, Allison shares eleven basic commands she and Stella had to master that make wonderful spiritual application in the daily lives of all Christians. Let me share a few with you:

  • Settling – putting yourself in a place of trust
  • Sit! – putting yourself in a place of obedience, stopping to listen to what God is saying
  • Down! – Surrendering, giving up control, stop “nudging” God. He will lift us up in His time
  • Drop It! – Letting go of something at God’s command, submission
  • Leave It! – recognizing God’s sovereignty in every aspect of our life

It’s just such great, practical insight on our personal, every-day relationship with Christ! Listen to this; “It doesn’t matter how much I have, or how little. The important thing is, no matter what my portion, it is all a gift from God – freely given for my enjoyment, carefully crafted to meet my needs.” (p. 73) This applies to the command, “Leave It!” Always, when we listen to God’s command to leave our worries, our needs, even our hearts desires in His sovereign hands, He will work all things to our good and His glory!!

How about, “Let’s Go!” - Walking through life, leashed to God. He walks by our side through all of our life circumstances, reassuring us of our safety in His hands. Or, how about the command “Take it!” – mutual giving that puts us open-handed with our God-given blessings while He, in turn, is pouring blessings out upon our life.

Can you tell I’m enthusiastic about this book? This is a gem of a book, clearly written and filled with blessings and encouragement! Purchase your own copy here today! And while you are visiting my window, please, leave a comment, and you will be entered to win your own copy today! Don't forget to leave your contact information too!


Vicki said...

Well, I knew I could learn things from watching my grandsons; now I find I can learn from watching my doggie granddaughter!

Tarasview said...

This sounds like a great book!

Merry said...

I would love to read Saturdays With Stella, it sounds encouraging!


SmilingSally said...

This sounds like a good read.
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Kim said...


Merry said...

Thanks again, Kim! I can't wait to read Saturdays with Stella.