Monday, January 24, 2011

Crave God, Not Food - week 3

You've heard me talking for the past couple weeks about Lysa TerKeurst's new book, Made to Crave. Today I have the unbelievable opportunity to not only share with you the impact this book is having on me, but to give away two copies that Lysa sent my way! And because I believe in this message so much, one of you will also have the chance to win the six-session teaching DVDs as a special gift from yours truly.

If you're like me, you are probably thinking, "Sure, as if I need another diet book! South beach, Dr. Phil, Cabbage Soup, blah, blah, blah." If there is one thing I want you to know, it's this: Made to Crave is NOT a diet book! Not even close! What you will find between those pretty blue covers are pages rich with spiritual truths - not only what God's Word says about our relationship with food, but how our relationship with God can make all the difference in changing our "issues" with food.

Here's a quick video from Lysa explaining (in a way I never could!) how Made to Crave is different.

Lysa answers other questions here.

Just in case you're not convinced, let me tell you a bit about my weight loss progress these past two weeks. I have been following my healthy eating and exercise plan, reading the book and working through the study questions, as well as watching the weekly webcasts. I have lost 1.2 lbs, 1% body fat, and 1" around my waist. (No, it's not the wild and crazy progress promised by some diet programs, but I've had that before and always ended up back here. This time, I want slow and consistent.)

Here's the more important thing, though - I feel great! I feel empowered, strong, committed, in control, confident, and beautiful. Yup, even beautiful. Having barely changed my body composition at all, I feel prettier by the sheer fact that I am not being a lazy, junk-food eating girl. Don't you want to find your "want to," too?! After all, you (and I) were made for more than this. More than this failure, more than this cycle, more than being ruled by taste buds. We were made for victory. (ch. 4)

Okay, time for the fun!

The grab (3 prizes):
- Made to Crave book
- Made to Crave book
- Made to Crave teaching DVD

Enter to win:
- just leave a comment between now and noon (MST) on Wednesday (Jan. 26): 1 entry
You can increase your odds of winning by doing the following...
- subscribe to the blog, whether by "following," email subscription, or another feed reader; don't forget to leave me a comment letting me know you subscribed (or that you are already a subscriber): 50 entries
- "like" on facebook: 25 entries
- "follow" on twitter: 25 entries
- "share" this post on facebook: 10 entries
- "retweet" this post on twitter: 10 entries
- send a friend to either like/follow/subscribe (and have that friend mention your name): 30 entries
Your name can be entered up to 151 times! So if you really, really want to win... *wink*
Remember to leave a comment on this post letting me know if/when you've done each of the above. (I don't want to miss any entries!)

 And just so you don't worry about hitting subscribe/like/follow only to discover you've wasted your time, here's a sampling of what you'll find here at Titus 2:3-5...
* When God Messes up Your Plans
* Seven Steps to Stop Anger in its Tracks
* How to Repair a Cracked Vase

Later this week we'll be talking about (among other things)...
* Tough Parenting Moments: When Your Own Kid is the "Problem"
* Making Your Faith Real

Thanks for stopping by! I am so excited to spend the next few weeks getting to know you better! And hey - if you just can't wait to get your hands on Made to Crave, you can order it here.

Be blessed,


  1. Alrighty then! I like that it is supposed to work along side whatever nutritional plan I am currently working on. Okay I am interested.

    I am already a faithful follower.

    I am not ready for Facebook, but I will head over an like you, and then....well I guess you'll figure it out.

  2. hey i am always in for a prize!
    would be very cool to get back on board!
    I already LIKE you and not a tweeter but will send it out to others!
    looking forward to reading my new book!
    Love ya julie rooks

  3. Hey, sounds like a great book and I'd love a copy! reposting this on facebook :) I think you are doing a great job! Keep it up!

  4. I am already a happy follower and reader of your blog.

    The book sounds great.


  5. I love your blog! And I love Lysa TerKeurst!

  6. I am a follower of your blog!

  7. Your post is great. Love everything you said.

    Don't enter me...I will send my readers here tomorrow. :)

    Love you!

  8. Well Tyler. I also read the first Crave God entry and was able to relate. I am feeling a nudging from God to spend more quality time with him. Your posts reminded me that a close relationship with God always results in being more able to deal with life (with His help of course). So, I am a current follower of your blog and like your facebook page. Have an awesome day.

  9. I tried to sign up to subscribe for email notifications but email notifications were not enabled. I did "Like" you on FB. I have been following the webcasts and would love to have this book.

  10. I've heard about Lysa's book! Sounds like a must-read. Thanks for the review and I'd love to be included in your drawing!I'm already a follower of your blog. Have a blessed week!

  11. I follow you on twitter! Liked it too on fb. Going to share it too...

    I have been looking at this book. I want to order it .. if I do not win one! ;)

    I can relate.

    LOVE your blog. Will be back and going to add you on my blog list!


  12. not sure if I am suppose to enter separately or just once comment. ?

    I shared it on my fb.

    going to retweet it too.

    liked it.

    also I added you on my blog list.

    I LOVE the look here, your verse and it feels warm and cozy...


  13. Thanks for the blog posts. They add so much value to this great study!

  14. Here goes:

    Shared on FB
    Liked on FB
    No idea how to Twitter!! ;)
    New follower!! :)

    Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity!!


  15. I'm definitely interested.

    I'm now a follower of your blog.

    Liked on Facebook.

  16. I blogged about it.

    I facebooked it too!

    Do I have to like the post on facebook or like your facebook page?

  17. Hi Tyler,

    Hopefully I am not too late.

    I am already a follower.

    I have marked this as "Like" on facebook.

    I will create a link from Facebook to your blog later today, if my laptop will cooperate.