Blog Tour w/Excerpt, Review, & Giveaway: Called to Inspire by Marsha DuCile

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Called to InspireCalled to Inspire
By Marsha DuCille
Genre: Non-fiction/ Christian/ Devotional
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Publisher: Tyndale House

Blurb:
Step outside your comfort zone and find the strength and confidence to answer God’s calling on your life.

Do you sense God prompting you to do something special with your life? Do you feel totally unprepared to answer his call?

Get ready for your heart to be emboldened and your faith strengthened! In CALLED to Inspire, Marsha DuCille, founder and publisher of CALLED magazine, leads you through a 52-question devotional experience to help you discover a rich, victorious life guided by God. With each weekly devotion, you’ll find compelling answers to life’s most significant questions. Each reading is accompanied by a powerful prayer, a meaningful verse to hide in your heart, a declaration to defend and fortify your faith, and journaling space to record your thoughts.

Let CALLED to Inspire encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and give you the strength and confidence to hear God’s calling in your life. Cling to this companion week after week—and dare to render your answer.

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REVIEW

 Called to Inspire is a beautiful devotional that is designed to help you discover a life guided by God. It features 52 questions, one for each week of the year. Each week has a one-page devotional, a prayer, a scripture, a declaration and a journaling prompt for your thoughts. Nice heavy pages (ink doesn’t bleed through) and a ribbon bookmark. A very special book. I’m buying multiple copies for gift giving.

Read and Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (October 7, 2019)

ARC provided by Publisher

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Excerpt:
52. What Are You Waiting For?

Whenever I have a project that I’d rather not do, I feel motivated to do all sorts of other things. Suddenly, the kitchen pantry needs to be organized, and every toilet needs to be scrubbed. Then I notice the mountain of e-mails in my in-box and the laundry that’s calling my name. That’s the beauty of procrastination: Everything—except the important thing—gets done.
James Albery, an English playwright, wrote an epitaph that highlights the dangers of dillydallying:
He slept beneath the moon,
He basked beneath the sun;
He lived a life of going to do
And died with nothing done.

Graveyards are full of callings that people never got around to answering—procrastination is that cunning of a thief. It steals time. It tells us that we can put things off. But the “perfect” moment may never come: Motivation might always be low; money might always be tight; and life might always be busy. However, Ecclesiastes 11:4 warns, “Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.”
Have you ever wondered why women have babies, considering the pain of labor? It can be an unpleasant experience, but mothers keep the end result in mind. Completing your life’s mission “will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world” (John 16:21). So “push” through the cunning schemes of procrastination and keep the end result in mind. There’s something beautiful waiting to be born.

PRAYER
Dear Lord,
Bless me with the will to get things done, with or without motivation.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

STRENGTH IN THE WORD
Don’t put it off; do it now!
PROVERBS 6:4

TODAY I DECLARE
If it should be done now, it will be done now.

JOURNAL ENTRY
What important project are you putting off ? List the benefits of getting it done.
Journal away!

About the Author:
Marsha DuCille is the founder and editorial director of CALLED magazine, the largest North American-based publication for Christian women. Her “hobby turned global venture” reaches millions of women through a variety of multimedia platforms. She is also the creative director of CALLED Design, a print and digital solutions enterprise, and the chairman of The CALLED Project, a philanthropic arm that supports outreach efforts around the world. Marsha earned a master’s degree in social work from Boston University and a master’s degree in educational foundations, research, and policy from the University of Michigan.

You can find and contact Marsha DuCille here:
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Giveaway
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