Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing Out of Life's Stress-Pool

Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing Out of Life's Stress-Pool

by Debora M. Coty
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Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing Out of Life's Stress-Pool 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
TheCrossIsAll More than 1 year ago
Here's an idea for a down day: Get into your most comfy pajamas and your old friendly bathrobe, slip your feet into your softest slippers, pour up a steaming cup of cocoa (or tea), head to a quiet place by yourself , curl up with your feet tucked under you, pull out Too Blessed to be Stressed and indulge your heart and your mind. Mrs. Coty has graced us ladies with a book that is as fun to read as it is helpful. Part pep-talk, part humor (think laugh-out-loud funny), filled with heart-touching stories and woman-to-woman guidance, Too Blessed to be Stressed is also loaded with Scriptural truths and guidance. You'll be comforted and learn as you do so. Mrs. Coty gives us the tools to manage our time, coaches us as we work on developing a sense of humor (perhaps even one as off-beat as the writer's), guides us as we work on our relationships and, most importantly, helps us to work on our faith in God by focusing on the Sovereignty of God and teaching us to worship Him. I did encounter a problem in that I do not feel it is completely appropriate to call the Father "Papa God". Because of that, I would give the book four stars. DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book from LitFuse for purposes of review. I was not required to give a positive review, only a fair and honest one. My opinions are my own.
debhgrty More than 1 year ago
Deb’s Dozen: Stress, Anxiety, Worrying—Not Any More! I’m Too Blessed to be Stressed! Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Debora M. Coty is a delightful book written to teach us how to get the negatives of stress, anxiety, worry, etc., out of our lives. Short, winsome chapters all start with a Scripture quotation and end with a few questions to help us get our minds in order to put these ideas into practice. I’ll whet your appetite for getting de-stressed with a few tidbits from the book. From “Gray: The New Blond”: “… there are far too many other things to worry about [than gray hair]. And I should know; I latch on to vexation like a gator on a goose. Over the years I have honed the art of worry into a science. I’ve systematically and diligently transformed molehills into mountains. I’ve whipped pesky irritants into frothy, acetic colon-coaters and fretted over annoying burdens until they invaded my dreams.” Can you relate? From “The Back Forty: Years, Not Acres”: “Wrinkles form in the dead of the night. You know, if I listen closely, I can hear my flesh creasing and crinkling when I pad to the bathroom in the wee hours. (It must’ve been a woman who coined the phrase wee hours on a midnight potty run.) And “There must be a way to use gravity to our advantage. Maybe ditching our bras would pull the wrinkles out of our faces. But then we’d have to tuck our bosoms into our knee-highs to keep from tripping over them.” “Humility Becomes You” gives us this instruction on humility: “My friend Rich, a teacher and father, has an infections attitude of humility. When teachers at the Christian school where he worked were told that budget cuts necessitated that staff assume janitorial duties, grumbling broke out among the ranks. During the protests and discussion that ensued, Rich quietly disappeared with the cleaning supplies. When discovered scrubbing toilets on his knees, Rich replied, ‘Kneeling at this throne is no different than kneeling at God’s throne—it’s all for His glory!’” “Nurturing Girlfriends”—a very important de-stressor. [Talking about those runs in the wee hours] “Girls bond over such dribble, er, I mean drivel. Yes, girlfriends fill in the holes in our relationships with others … especially the sinkholes. Girlfriends make us laugh when we least expect it.” Aren’t you ever so grateful for yours? And your last tidbit—you need to buy the book!—from “Dead Last.” “… our God is not a random God … For His specialty, His forte, His marvelous operational technique is to use inadequate, frightened people to serve as His hands and feet. Yahweh’s courage is more than enough … brilliant, really. Then there’s no doubt whom the real rescuer is.” I laughed out loud, giggled endlessly, and had “doh!” moments reading Too Blessed To Be Stressed. You will, too! You’ll also want to pick up The Bible Promise Book: Too Blessed to Be Stressed Edition. Debra gives us in context promises to lean on while we’re de-stressing. Four stars to both books! Debra and I giggled and yakked our way through our interview. Turning serious, Debra said that today stress is a front and center problem for many, many women. We have to take active steps to decompress ourselves. She writes women’s issues books that have sold more than 80,000 copies. As a matter of fact, Too Blessed to be Stressed has given birth to eleven offspring!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Too Blessed to Be Stressed is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
SusieQTPies More than 1 year ago
If you think that you are way too stressed to have time to read this book then it IS for you. The books is small, the chapters are short and it is a quick, witty read. This book is the perfect size to just toss in your purse and read while you are at red lights (joke) ummm....I mean read while you have a few minutes of waiting time no matter where you are or what you are doing. The book has four sections with forty small chapters. The sections are Time Management, Develop a Sense of Humor (no, really), Cultivate Relationships and Focus on Faith. I love the sections and then each mini-chapter is broken down into specific topics so that you can quickly go to the one you need to read at that moment. The author also provides thought provoking questions with most of the chapters, too. For example, one of the mini-chapters "Nuts in the Batter" is one worth reading. It addresses the "not so friendly" neighbor in all of us. She describes it as selfish behavior that grates our last nerve raw. It is something we've done or had done to us that just sits and festers or causes us to react and then regret later. Very insightful tips and scripture is given to point our selfish behavior to something worth giving our energy to. The humor really flows in the chapter which helps to aleave stress, too. The author pointed out that we don't have to WIN at everything. We don't have to dominate everything. When we do there is loss of respect, friendship, peace and relationships. As much as some of us try and avoid difficult people in our life (I know that I do this) we need to know that they are often in our life for unseen purposes. To end the chapter "Remember, even nutty lumps in the batter add flavor!" This book would be great for a book club. It would really get the women talking. It would also make a wonderful gift. Search SusieQTpies Scraps of Life to read more reviews, enter giveaways and more!
DSaff More than 1 year ago
Stress is everywhere and it seems hard to avoid. Yet, we have an anchor to help us feel calmer in our daily world. In her new boo, "Too Blessed to be Stressed," Debora Coty shares helpful tips through humor, stories, and Scripture. There are four sections that enable readers to quickly identify the reading they need. The encouragement found in this book will help you count the blessings in your life, rather than the tribulations. Come on and take a more humorous look at situations and dilemmas. Let go of the stress! I have enjoyed this book since receiving it from free from Litfuse for review. It has made me laugh, think, and count blessings. Too many times the world encroaches on our peace, but Ms. Coty will help bring you back to a place where you can feel power to overcome the problems. I think this book will make a great addition to any library and I will be purchasing copies for gifts.
rtwins More than 1 year ago
As followers of Christ, we are all too blessed to be stressed. But we are stressed. In her new devotional book Too Blessed To Be Stressed by Debora M. Coty, she shares ways to destress in these areas. ?Time Management ~ organization, setting priorities, finding balance, loss, and worry ?Developing a Sense of Humor ~ becoming a packing granny, food choices, finding humor in the trenches, pride, lack of sleep, menopause, stress relief, and nutrition ?Cultivating Relationships~ difficult people, being grateful, siblings, intimacy, mothering, and finding peace ?Faith ~ temptation, courage, love, prayer, faith, worship, trust, life after death, and dependence on God From her blog, the author shares the birth pangs of this funny woman's devotional. "2008 was my Debbie Do-Over year. One morning I woke up and realized that if I lived to be 100, I truly was middle-aged and it was time to either do something about my appearance or quit grousing about it. So I got Invisiline braces to harness my unicorn tooth and lost 40 lbs through Weight Watchers. Going from size 14 to size 2 was a real trip and I learned some interesting things along the way. Like it's hard to find petite clothes that aren't cut down to your navel and up to your eyeballs. All the crazy details are chronicled in my book, Too Blessed to Be Stressed. And if you don't feel precious to God when you're large, you won't when you're small. How utterly wonderful that Papa God equally loves the chrysanthemum and the buttercup." I laughed out loud, chuckled, did a lot of head nodding in agreement, and closed the cover realizing that I am one of many women who are just too hard on themselves sometimes. Containing forty devotionals, each begins with a scripture verse and ends with a thought-provoking quote and questions for the reader. Her devotionals are full of personal stories she shares with a lot of humor. With an off-beat wit, she addresses heart needs of women to bring healing, refreshment, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith. I believe ladies church or mother's groups would benefit from this truth wrapped humor book
VicG More than 1 year ago
Debora M. Coty in her new book, "Too Blessed To Be Stressed" published by Barbour Publishing Inc. gives us inspiration for climbing out of life's stress-pool. Stress is something we all deal with and some of us deal with stress almost continuously or at least that may be how it feels. Sometimes it feels as if the stress will never go away. However, Debora M. Coty has answers to help defeat the stress in our lives. "Too Blessed To Be Stressed" has simple, practical steps for attaining the peace that we crave as we struggle with the stresses of finances, health, career, relationships, self-image and family. Ms. Coty provides the means to discover healing, refreshment, and revitalization for your own spirit, body and mind through heart-changing real life stories, biblically based insights, and short chapters for on-the-run convenience. Want to know the best way to beat stress? Laugh. Read this book and I guarantee you will laugh. Long and hard, you will laugh, you'll have to as Ms. Coty tells very funny stories as she delivers the truth that will set us free. Topics are arranged into four different sections: Time management, Develop a Sense of humor, Cultivate relationships, Focus on Faith . This book will help change your thinking by providing you the truth you need. The chapters in the book are short and at the end of each story there is a bible verse and questions. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has to deal with stress and needs some help to do it. If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand. To listen to 24 hours non-stop Christian music please visit our internet radio station Kingdom Airwaves Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."