Weight Watchers Weigh-In, Week #5! What A Roller Coaster! And A New Book For YOu! (I Need Your Input!)

First of all, let me just say how much I appreciate that I have this community who is so supportive of me as I go through Weight Watchers. My husband Guy and I just completed week 5! Personally, I went through a lot of emotional upheaval this week. And I know why.

For a long time, I have been looking for a resource to teach the Bible to my kids. Not a devotional. Not something heavy. Not something lengthy and overwhelming. I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I prayed about it and I knew that I needed to create it—I’ll share more about the how/why in another post in the future—but I will have my new book ready in the next month or so for anyone else who needs a simple tool to teach the Bible to their kids. I wrote it in the fall and now it’s almost ready for others to use! These Study Buddy Bible Studies series of books are the perfect solution for my family’s needs and I hope they will bless your family too!

 I’m incredibly excited to see how God may use it to help other parents and kids learn to LOVE talking through the Bible together. That said, whenever I’m in a season of writing or speaking, I get attacked from the enemy, Satan. I don’t even like typing his name. He is evil and he is at war with me. More on that another time too, but suffice it to say, I could have easily stuffed my body with “feel good” foods to comfort myself during the onslaught this week. I’m betting that some of you know what I mean.

The good news is that I stayed true to the program. I recognized my emotions, my pain, and my losses, and I gave them to the Lord to help me through, without the extra calories tacked on to self-medicate. This is a double whammy victory for me! So, I’ll humbly ask for your continued prayers for me on this journey as well as for my speaking engagements coming up and for my next writing project I’m set to begin next week. Thank you in advance!

So, how did all this roller coaster craziness with my personal and spiritual life play out at the scale? The results are in……

Not too shabby, I think. It’s only a little progress, nearly half a pound, but it’s progress! I’ll take it! If you want to read about my journey from the beginning, just click here for week 1, here for week 2, here for week 3, and here for week 4. To those of you who are joining me to work on a challenge and a goal for yourself, there is no time like the present to reevaluate your own progress and renew your commitment. Let’s not give up! Much love to all of you!

YOUR TURN: This first Bible study for families is based on the book of Proverbs and covers the topic of wisdom. My boys begged to go through it each day with me and they are clamoring for the next one faster than I can even write it! I have several topics lined up for the next few in the series, but I’d love to know what books of the Bible or topics would appeal to your family! I’ll be providing studies on The Fruit of the Spirit, Sibling Relationships, Anger, The Psalms, Honesty, The Tongue, Integrity and Character Building, Forgiveness, Love, Obedience, Empathy, The Gospel, and more. Which one do you need right now? Thanks for helping me out!

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Amber Lia

A former high school English teacher, Amber is a work-at-home mom of 4 little boys under the age of 10. She is the best-selling author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, say Something New. She and her husband Guy own Storehouse Media Group, a faith-friendly and family-friendly TV and Film production company in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not building sand castles with her boys on the beach, or searching for Nerf darts all over her house, you can find Amber writing to encourage families on her blog at Mother of Knights (www.motherofknights.com).