Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Undone by Michele Cushatt

Making peace with an unexpected life.  Isn't that something we all need to learn how to do?  No matter how much planning is done, life has a way of surprising us with the unexpected.  Michele Cushatt has experienced a good share of challenges and shares with us in this book her experiences and the insights she has learned.

Divorce.  Blended Families.  Cancer.  Adoption.  For anyone who has had these struggles, you will be able to relate to what Michele has gone through.  But even for someone like me who has not gone through the same trials, there is much to learn.  We all experience fear...fear of the unknown, fear of failure.  We all experience periods of disappointment and lose perspective.  This memoir will help to clear your vision and help you to see your circumstances in a new light.

One of Michele's insights had to do with the value of today.  She writes "Faith isn't rooted in the past or the future.  It's birthed in how we approach and handle today.  It's the anchor that holds us firmly in this moment, allowing us the freedom to experience it and enjoy it regardless of the regrets and what-ifs.  Those who have faith, deep abiding faith in an Artist who has all things under his control, have no need to rehash the past or predict the future.  They're content...Peace can't be found in the past or the future, but only in a Person, and in whom you believe him to be, today."

This book was well-written and easy to read.  What I enjoyed the most were Michele's authenticity and sense of humor.  Our fears and striving for control and perfection really can hinder our living life to its fullest.  It helps to know that we are not alone...other women share the same struggles.  May you be encouraged and blessed by her story.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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