Susie Hobson has heard over and over from people who want more out o life. In her new book, Loving God with All Your Heart, she gives some insight into how we can get more in our lives. I’m honored to have her visiting Lynn’s Corner today, sharing a little about her work.
I Want More!
By Susie Hobson, Author of Loving God with All Your Heart
Are you one of those who want more? I worked as a counselor for sixteen years and I continually heard in many different ways “I Want MORE!” Another way to put this is, “Is this all there is for me in this world!?” There is a desire in us all for something that people, places, possessions, fame, and fortune cannot fill. What is that elusive need, that heart’s desire we all seem to crave? I am convinced that it is a real relationship with God—a powerful relationship!
In my book, Loving God with All Your Heart, I encourage everyone, women, men, young and old, believers and non-believers in Christ to re-think the Greatest Commandment and consider changing their everyday life to one more filled with love. God is love and when we love Him without limit that leads to the fulfillment of our heart’s desire—a relationship with the living God. A true two-way relationship—not church talk—a relationship that can transform your whole life!
One chapter around the end of the book brings us to the subject of happiness. Here is an excerpt from that chapter:
“All Christians have an abiding life-long joy in our hearts that cannot be removed by anything in or of this world. In good times and bad times Christians have the joy of Jesus Christ inside of us by way of the Holy Spirit. However, as a counselor, I know that when people start talking about having more, a part of the more that they want is to be happy. Yes, happy—an emotion that is situational, based on circumstances, and not an all-the-time-enduring feeling. Yet most people do want to live what could be considered a happy life.
Just a few years ago I sat in on a group of young adults and the question was asked, ‘Who is happy this morning?; One young man raised his hand. Then the question was asked, ‘Who wants to be happy?’ and everyone raised their hands. I think that today’s standard of what ‘happy’ is has become unrealistic. Happy is not fireworks, thrill rides, and entertainment. That’s excitement, not happy! Happy is . . . “
Now, if you are interested you will have to check out my book to see how keeping the Greatest Commandment could be a life-changing way of living for you and your family. In my book I deal with topics such as surrender, sin, the Bible, what pleases God, as well as my personal testimony (this book is not about my journey but I do share my testimony to show that God is real and He is in the people changing business!).
Are you one who wants more? This book is for you. It takes you deeper into your heart’s desire for a real relationship with God—a powerful and active relationship!
Thank you, Lynn’s Corner, for this opportunity to share about my book! I’ve enjoyed visiting with you.
Susie Hobson is the author of the newly released book, Loving God with All Your Heart. Her book was published by Nordskog Publishing and is available from amazon.com and through her publishing company (www.nordskogpublishing.com).
Susie Hobson has a B.A. in Special Education and an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Alabama. She worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Alabama Dept. of Rehabilitation Services for sixteen years managing a deaf/hearing-impaired and blind/vision-impaired caseload. She retired to spend more time with her family and to write as God has called her. She and her husband Rich have two daughters and live in Montgomery, Alabama.
September 27, 2010 Posted by Lynn McMonigal | Authors, Books, Life, Prayer | Authors, blog tour, book tours, Christian Living, Christianity, God, Jesus, Nordskog Publishing, Publishing, Religion and Spirituality, University of Alabama | 1 Comment
Ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day to all that needs to be done? If you are a parent, an employer, an employee, a student, or even just a human, you probably feel that way at least once a week! Around here, that has been the norm for the summer.
In June, I had some unexpected surgery. Well, it was expected. Only it was expected to happen at the end of the summer. Knowing the surgery was coming, I had a list of things I planned to accomplish this summer. The biggest things on my list were outlining three novels that I have had in mind for some time now and organizing a clothing closet the women at my church are starting in August. Then my symptoms got worse and the surgery was moved up.
I was supposed to take six weeks off of work. Where the clothing closet was concerned, that made sense to me. I mean, my mid-section had just been cut open and a portion of my anatomy removed. Lifting boxes was not something that I wanted to do. But I thought that writing would be acceptable. It’s not a physically taxing thing. Mentally draining at times, perhaps. I understood my inability to write while I was taking the pain meds. Those things dulled the pain, but also made my brain feel rather fuzzy. I didn’t expect to be able to write much with my head feeling that way.
But even now, six weeks post-op and 4 weeks after I quite taking any pain meds, I am having trouble concentrating. Have I dulled it too much with the silly little Facebook games I’ve been playing? Are there really no more tales for me to tell, no more stories for me to write?
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