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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Girl on a Swing: Finding Rest in the Warmth of God's Smile

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God Delights in You!

Imagine a girl on a swing: leaning backward and easily pumping her legs back and forth, closing her eyes while the wind blows through her hair. She is safe, she is secure, she is free and forgiven. Perhaps you find yourself thinking, I want to feel loved and safe and secure. I want to feel free. I want to turn my face toward heaven and experience God’s smile . Did you know that girl can be you? Because God’s love–a love not based upon your performance, but on Christ’s–proclaims the truth that you are His and He is glad He chose you. This freedom in Christ is meant to become a part of you, something you relish every day. It’s like learning how to swing: it can’t ever be unlearned. So climb on…your time to soar has arrived!

Who Is that Girl on a Swing?

She’s free.

She’s safe.

She’s secure.

She’s forgiven.

She’s happy.

She’s a child of God.

And so are you.

With warm understanding, refreshing humor, and striking biblical honesty, Nancy Kennedy reflects on the ways women often keep themselves from enjoying the freedom that’s already theirs. Because not only do you belong to God, He is glad He chose you. Not only does He love you unconditionally, He likes you! And not only does He lavish you with grace, He smiles upon you.

Once you learn how to swing, you can’t un-learn it. Once you know true freedom in Christ, you can’t un-know it. It’s yours for good (and it’s a lot fun). So climb on…it’s time to soar!

Endorsements

“Ahhh. Nancy ’s words let me be my imperfect self and still know that there is no wind strong enough to release me from my Father’s grip.”

Karon Phillips Goodman

author of Another Fine Mess, Lord! and the Woman’s Guide series

“Nancy Kenndy writes with amazing humor, heart, and insight. Girl on a Swing soars!”

Heather Kopp

author of Roar: A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia

Story Behind the Book

The Story Behind the Book

Girl on a Swing came from a greeting card image where a young girl is soaring on a swing. She’s free and at peace, with herself and her surroundings. As I studied that image I came to realize that the girl is me–because in Christ I am free and at rest. God smiles on His own, and I am at peace. But my experience as a speaker at women’s retreats has shown me that many women have difficulty believing that for themselves. This book will help them grasp the truth.” –Nancy Kennedy

Synopsis:

Invites readers to live in the freedom and light of God's smile, providing affirmation from God that insecurity, doubt, and fear are about to become things of the past. Original.

About the Author

Nancy Kennedy has been awarded first place in Excellence in Religion Writing several times from the Florida Press Club over the past fourteen years that she’s been on staff at her local daily newspaper, the Citrus County Chronicle . A member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Nancy is a sought-after speaker for women’s conferences and retreats and has appeared on radio programs including Family Life Today and Renewing the Heart. She lives in Inverness, Florida, with her husband, Barry.

Table of Contents

Taking off my liar face — Deeply flawed, dearly loved — Eternal umbilicus — Whirling dervishly — The exquisite pain of desire — Praying through the seaweed — Ghosts in the closet — Losing weight, the Jesus show, and a twirly white skirt — When you're seduced by self — Footwashings and a resurrection — It's okay to be *f.i.n.e. (*fouled-up, insecure — Neurotic, and exhausted) — When pigs fly — Song of the God-struck.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307562197
Subtitle:
Finding Rest in the Warmth of God's Smile
Publisher:
Multnomah Publishers
Author:
Kennedy, Nancy
Author:
Nancy Kennedy
Subject:
Religion : Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - Women's Issues
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Christian Life - Women's Issues
Subject:
Women -- Religious life.
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Christianity-Women s Issues
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20061016
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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