We live in a fast-paced world. Like many, you may find yourself busy and rushing all the time. Responsibilities are endless. It seems there's too much to do and too little time to do it. When things happen that break our hearts, the expectation is that we just "get over it" and keep going. Yet, that's much easier said than done. Society says "get over it," but doesn't tell us how or give us tools. I know because there was a time when life had broken my heart. Graduation blues, a dream deferred, and a financial crisis put me in a place of deep hurt. I was in Lo-Debar, the place of "no thing," a hard place, a difficult place, a place I'd never been before. I did, however, have a roadmap that I developed that helped me through challenging times (death of my parents, health issues, job loss, divorce). Once I began to put these tools in place, things began to change. No longer in Lo-Debar, I am eager to embrace life in its fullest. I don't tell you this for therapeutic venting, I tell you this because I've learned a thing or two. I know what it means to "Take Back Your Life: How to Break Through When Life Breaks Your Heart." Moreover, I want to share what I've learned with you! Take Back Your Life: How to Break Through When Life Breaks Your Heart provides a roadmap for working through life's challenges. This book is for is anyone who feels stuck, either in their personal or professional life, perhaps both. The tools in this roadmap are beneficial for people who are in the midst of a life transition enabling them to get unstuck and take the next step for a productive fulfilling life. It will explain how to work through the changes in your life so you can move from surviving to thriving. This book will show you how to: - Reframe Your Past/Recover the Power of Your Story - Reclaim Your Present/Uncover the Power of Your Life Philosophy, Mission, and Vision - Reenvision Your Future/Discover the Power of Your Imagination List. If you are tired of dealing with disappointment, discouragement, distractions, and discontent . . . If Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda are constant companions . . . If you are experiencing a hurt that you can't think away, wish away, hope away, pray away . . . If you know there's light at the end of the tunnel, but for the life of you, you can't see it . . . If you are ready to leave this behind and start anew . . . If you are ready to "Take Back Your Life," this book is for you!
Rev. Dr. Alfie Wines, MDiv, PhD, is a transformational speaker, workshop leader, biblical scholar, mentor, author, and internet host. Dr. Wines' passion for biblical interpretation, religious literacy, music, and prayer is the driving force that prompts her to work to edify and empower others. She is committed to helping people elevate the quality of their lives, both personal and professional. She empowers women (and men) to shift their perspective and take the next step for a productive fulfilling life. Dr. Wines' signature works, an online course/book/journal, Take Back Your Life: How to Breakthrough When Life Breaks Your Heart, and Seasons: The Stages of Life, will launch in 2018. An edited work, If I Could Not Pray, is also scheduled for release in 2018. Dr. Wines writes biblical commentaries, essays, and a guest column (Durable Faith) for the Working Preacher, Craft of Preaching, and Enter the Bible websites sponsored by Luther Seminary. Her weekly "Bible Study Remix" is on Facebook Live Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm CST an is available 24/7 after the broadcast. She serves as a Board Member and writes blogs for Equity for Women in the Church. She is on the Alumni Board of Brite Divinity School. Dr. Wines' utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to biblical interpretation. In addition, she focuses on literary, feminist, and womanist perspectives. She challenges people to examine the biblical text from individual and communal viewpoints. When she is not working, Dr. Wines can be found pursuing her love for music, enjoying a good book, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Wines can be reached at any of the following: On the web: dralfiewines.com By email: email@example.com Weekly #BibleStudyRemix at https: //www.facebook.com/BibleStudyRemix/ Facebook (FB) page: https: //www.facebook.com/takebackyourlifewithdralfiewines.