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Summer Sky

 Skywatch Friday

I think this is a jet vapor or something when a rocket was shot off nearby. Pretty summer sky facing southward in SoCal!



Friday 56 

Christa Black: God Loves Ugly
Late one night she'd finally seen enough and lovingly talked to me about my need to always be the best. -- Christa Black

 I am enjoying the book and can't wait to post my review. I saw her speak at a worship conference and I must say, her words are raw and truthful. She holds back no punches. She has suffered a lot and is able to be transparent and help others through their hurts and bruises, encouraging others to feel good about themselves and love their body. I have taken a few counseling classes in my day, in hopes to be a blessing to someone in need one day. This is a good read.

God Loves Ugly

 

About The Book


DO YOU EVER LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND HATE WHAT YOU SEE? Your eyes can lie. Rejection, shame, and self-hatred can poison perceptions and hinder us from seeing and believing what's actually true. In GOD LOVES UGLY Christa Black shares her personal victory against powerful adversaries--her thoughts, feelings, and reflection. From world-touring stadium performer to rehab-bound bulimic binge eater, Christa's unashamed transparency will win your heart, hold your attention, and give you practical tools to overcome the monsters that can consume our lives. She invites the reader into her own painful struggles and spiritual journey, providing solutions to life's problems in a highly entertaining and vulnerable, yet empowering way. You were made to live free. Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, depression, addiction, or just feeling a little insecure, GOD LOVES UGLY will shift the way you think, motivate permanent change, and inspire your heart to find peace 

Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Gifford Publishing; First edition (November 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615416403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615416403

 About The Author


Christa Black is a popular blog author, speaker, and singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by multi-platinum-selling artists Jordin Sparks and Michael W. Smith. She has toured with The Jonas Brothers, Michael W. Smith, and Jennifer Knapp. Christa lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and rescue dog, Nala. GOD LOVES UGLY is her first book and corresponds with her CD/Album God Loves Ugly. 

What Others Are Saying



"'GOD LOVES UGLY' is a song that changed my life and self-esteem, and now GOD LOVES UGLY is a book that has inspired my heart." --Jordin Sparks, American Idol Winner

"I can't recommend this book enough. Christa's effortless style and honesty will reach hearts, inspiring hope for all who struggle to believe true freedom is for them." --Michael W. Smith, Grammy Award Winning Artist.



God Loves Ugly

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The Crested Crane


African Crowned Cranes

 Two African Crowned Cranes at the Safari Park, graceful as a pair of Flamingos. This gentle bird is the national bird of Uganda and has a loud call during flight.

Crane resting on the savanna

They eat insects, reptiles and small mammals on the savanna, laying in dry open habitats.

Crane nesting in water habitat

The gray African Crowned Crane nests in wetter habitats, like freshwater marshes and wet grasslands.

Two African Cranes

I spotted these two a far, chatting away (bird talk) as they scurried across the savanna!

Cranes having long hind toes

The Black African  Crowned Cranes (Balearica pavonina) root in trees due to their long hind toes allowing them to grasp branches.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

Grey crowned crane
Grey crowned...
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Vacation Time

LadyD Books: Vacation Time



I'm taking a little time off from blogging, teaching and gardening. A little R&R is much needed. Heading out to a hotel and will probably be surrounded with many folks listening to lectures at the convention. I'll tell you more about it when I return next week. Hope your summer has been a delightful, refreshing time for you! Must remember to bring my camera along... Happy trails!

Best wishes dear readers,






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