Today’s guest, author Janet K. Brown, shares the story spark behind her inspirational women’s fiction, Worth Her Weight. She is also giving away a copy of either Worth Her Weight or her daily devotional, Divine Dining. Details are at the end of the post.
Please welcome Janet.
Story Spark: Worth Her Weight
Lacey Chandler—along with her childhood boyfriend and her mother—from Worth Her Weight must learn to find hope when life deals them turmoil. It’s also the secret I had to grasp to obtain emotional healing from the Lord.
Now, twenty years since God healed me emotionally, I still must pray daily, as Jesus did, “Not my will, but Thine be done.” Praise God for one step at a time with Him in charge.
I teach weekly classes at church on controlling weight God’s way. I also wrote a 365 daily devotion book, Divine Dining, from my journals when I was bound by turbulent emotions and food addiction.
My power equals destruction.
God’s power equals victory.
I pray Lacey’s journey will remind you that:
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil: 4:13
Our will power can become won’t power without Christ.
The driving force behind our white-knuckled, clenched-teeth “no” can just as well shift over and fuel the mania to swallow more and more and everything. (From a Hazelden Publication booklet “When Willpower is Not Enough.”)
How can a woman who gives to everyone but herself accept God’s love and healing when she believes she’s fat, unworthy, and unfixable? Can she be Worth Her Weight?
Lacey Chandler helps her mother, her sister, her friend, and then she binges on food and wonders is there really a God?
Betty Chandler hates being handicapped and useless, so she lashes out at the daughter who helps and the God who doesn’t seem to care.
Toby Wheeler loves being police chief in Wharton Rock, but when the devil invades the small town, he can’t release control.
Janet K. Brown lives in Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband, Charles. Writing became her second career after retirement from medical coding. Worth Her Weight is her debut inspirational women’s fiction, but the novel makes a perfect companion to her recently released, Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness. Both books encompass her passion for diet, fitness, and God’s Word.
Worth Her Weight marks Janet’s third book. Who knew she had a penchant for teens and ghosts? She released her debut novel, an inspirational young adult, Victoria and the Ghost, in July, 2012.
Janet and her husband love to travel with their RV, visit their three daughters, two sons-in-law and three perfect grandchildren, and work in their church.
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Please leave a comment before Sunday, March 29th, 11:59 p.m. (Central) to be entered into a drawing for a free copy of either Worth Her Weight or Divine Dining (winner’s choice). The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, March 30th.