Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back

Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back✹ [BOOKS] ✭ Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back By Laurie Pawlik ❃ – Heartforum.co.uk After life is shattered by loss or a traumatic experience whether big or small it can seem impossible to heal or even move on Deep down you believe God intends good for you, but you just don t have th After life is shattered by When You PDF/EPUB ê loss or a traumatic experience whether big or small it can seem impossible to heal or even move on Deep down you believe God intends good for you, but you just don t have the energy or strength to figure out how to move forward Author Laurie Pawlik has been there, and here she shares how she flourished despite multiple losses Through practical tips and thought provoking questions, she helps you take small yet powerful steps toward healing and letting go She also offers insights and encouragement from the lives Growing Forward Kindle - of strong women in the Bible You ll glimpse the painful losses these women experienced and learn how they flourished despite seasons of hardship and grief You ll discover how God shows His presence and power in the valleys, deserts, and storms And you ll feel a fresh sense of hope that, with God, you can redefine yourself, remake your life, and grow forward into a beautiful new season.

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back
  • Laurie Pawlik
  • 21 January 2019
  • 0764232177

10 thoughts on “Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back

  1. Camille Eide says:

    I am wishing I d read this book 40yrs ago I m also wishing I had a case to share with every woman I know, because, let s face it, what woman doesn t struggle with hurt loss pain of some kind or another, ones that keep us from experiencing full life and joy This book gives women critical reminders of where our complete healing and help come from, not within ourselves if we would just try a little harder and also gives practical actions to take that nudge the hurting, grieving, broken forw I am wishing I d read this book 40yrs ago I m also wishing I had a case to share with every woman I know, because, let s face it, what woman doesn t struggle with hurt loss pain of some kind or another, ones that keep us from experiencing full life and joy This book gives women critical reminders of where our complete healing and help come from, not within ourselves if we would just try a little harder and also gives practical actions to take that nudge the hurting, grieving, broken forward, helps us not to linger in hurt, or remain trapped by guilt shame I love this book and highly recommend it

  2. Janna says:

    Laurie gives a really comprehensive way of dealing with your feelings and finding ways to overcome the challenges in your life She uses many different females from the bible to help her illustrate her points which is nice to see.

  3. Richard Lewis says:

    The book is nicely organized in the following manner Every chapter begins with a peek into a difficult loss I or one of my readers have faced Next, a biblical woman offers a unique, refreshing glimpse into her story, followed by a Blossom Tip for you to explore and weave into your own life Each chapter concludes with Questions for Journaling and Discussion.Let me share eight little nuggets that caught my attention.Your Identity I began to realize I was basing my identity and my future on m The book is nicely organized in the following manner Every chapter begins with a peek into a difficult loss I or one of my readers have faced Next, a biblical woman offers a unique, refreshing glimpse into her story, followed by a Blossom Tip for you to explore and weave into your own life Each chapter concludes with Questions for Journaling and Discussion.Let me share eight little nuggets that caught my attention.Your Identity I began to realize I was basing my identity and my future on my sister s approval and love What do you base your identity on I think too often we let our families, friends, employers, communities and culture tell us who we are and how we need to act This is not who we are We are each unique individuals and loved by God God wants us to feel free to be our true self the person Gods wants us to be.Decisions In fact, most of my biggest regrets are the impulsive decisions that I didn t take to God first I agree As much as possible, I try to take both small and large decisions to God God is my daily partner in life We both need each other I often consult God for wisdom, patience and understanding I am the eyes, ears, hands and feet of God God needs my action in the world.Retreats Today, retreats can give us a chance to reconnect with God, deepen our relationships with others, and even change the direction of our lives I encourage you to take a weekend or even a one day retreat I have done both and I always walk away enriched by the experience I have created new relationships with people I previously did not know and I deepen my relationship with God.Loss and Death Loss and death often contain the seeds of new beginnings Loss can be the death of a loved one or friend Our loved one does not want us to stop our lives He or she will want us to move forward Loss can also mean the loss of a job As difficult as it can be, it might be the door to a new and wonderful opportunity.Journaling It was a fifteen minute writing exercise that invited us to picture ourselves the way God sees us, and write ourselves a letter from His perspective I once had a spiritual director recommend this to me In my journal she had be place my name and then write my thoughts to God Next she had me write God and have God respond to what I had just written It was a powerful exercise God always seemed to write from a loving and compassionate posture.Comfort Zone You can t grow without taking risks, much less blossom into who God wants you to be If you want to grow you must get out of your comfort zone Clarity comes with action Each day we need to try something that scares us a little bit My barometer is that if it excites me and will not harm me or others that I should probably do it.Silence Silence and solitude are wonderful places to hear His voice, but they re not always available Practice meeting God in the clamor, noise, and distractions of daily life But now those distractions remind me that God isn t just found in stillness He s alive and waiting for us in life s daily noise, distractions, and chaos I practice a form of silent prayer called centering prayer Centering prayer prepares me for my non silent times Centering prayer is great practice for living my daily life.Worry There s no use worrying about the past, present, or future Fretting wastes your time and energy Walk through your worries once with Jesus, if you must Then leave them with Him During centering prayer I let go of all thoughts, emotions and physical sensations This includes my worries I leave them with God I then get up from my sit and resume my day My worries will not help me to accomplish my daily tasks.I encourage you to check out this wonderful book.Rich Lewiswww.SilenceTeaches.com

  4. Lydia Howe says:

    WHY I CHOOSE THIS BOOKI don t actually remember why I requested this book It looks interesting though, and I like learning what helps other people and seeing through the eyes of people who have gone through things I haven t gone through WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BOOKWhile reading this book it was easy to tell that the author was a blogger I m not sure how to describe the style, except that there were several segments in each chapter, and quite often those segments reminded me of blog posts WHY I CHOOSE THIS BOOKI don t actually remember why I requested this book It looks interesting though, and I like learning what helps other people and seeing through the eyes of people who have gone through things I haven t gone through WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BOOKWhile reading this book it was easy to tell that the author was a blogger I m not sure how to describe the style, except that there were several segments in each chapter, and quite often those segments reminded me of blog posts or at least snippets of blog posts I ve this done before where it bothers me, but this time I actually found the style made the book easy to read There were plenty of places where I could set it down and then pick it back up without feeling like the flow was interrupted This was good for reading whenever I had a few extra minutes The author did a great job of showing that her life wasn t perfect, but without going into a pity party or too much detail regarding what she had faced I really thought she hit a good balance with that, and it showed that she really has found a healthy way to deal with a lot of bad stuff growing forward which is what the book is all about There was a lot of solid information in this book We got to look at different characters from the Bible and learn from their stories what they did and didn t do correctly and how people around them were impacted Sadly, there was also some information that I didn t agree with There were multiple things that I think are okay for someone to do on their own, but it can be dangerous to teach it in a removed setting such as a book For instance, while talking about a very traumatic experience, the author said that every time it came to mind she would play the What Then game with Jesus, where she says what s horrible, and Jesus says What then and they keep going until she s realized that He s with her and she ll be okay I m not saying that I think this is wrong, but it felt a little bit sacrilegious how it was written in the book Which brings me to another part I didn t like I felt like she made God seem almost too human in the book Yes, He s our friend And Yes, He can relate to us And Yes, He loves us and wants to have a special relationship with us Yet, at the same time, He is holy and deserves respect, and although I m pretty sure she didn t mean to bring Him down to our level in a disrespectful way, at times I felt like she did There were a fewthings I didn t like or agree with, like this sentence, God created crayons, paints, paper, shapes, textures, and tones use His handicrafts to talk to Him I understand the point that the author is trying to make, and I agree with it But God didn t create crayons and paints and paper, and although it s a little thing when the little things pile up they drop my rating of the book CONCLUSIONOverall, the book has a lot of good information, suggestions, and an easy to read style I would say if you want to read it, go for it Just read it with an open mind and match what she says against the Bible RATINGI m giving Growing Forward 3 out of 5 stars I got this book from Bethany House Publishers so I could review it, all thoughts and opinions are my own

  5. Sophie says:

    How can you recover from devastating circumstances such as divorce, disease, or the death of a loved one How have women in the Bible transcended their own extraordinary grief and loss In Growing Forward When You Can t Go Back, Laurie Pawlik answers these questions and offers a holistic path to healing When I was first asked to review Growing Forward When You Can t Go Back, I was a little worried The topic seemed so narrow and I was not experiencing a season of loss at the time I wondered if How can you recover from devastating circumstances such as divorce, disease, or the death of a loved one How have women in the Bible transcended their own extraordinary grief and loss In Growing Forward When You Can t Go Back, Laurie Pawlik answers these questions and offers a holistic path to healing When I was first asked to review Growing Forward When You Can t Go Back, I was a little worried The topic seemed so narrow and I was not experiencing a season of loss at the time I wondered if I d be able to relate to the book or if it was the kind of thing that you put on your shelf for a time of need I needn t have worried Laurie Pawlik has created a beautiful guide to moving forward at any stage in our lives, whether we ve experienced traumatic loss or gotten ourselves into a situation that doesn t seem to fit with what we thought God s plans for us were.In each of the ten chapters of Growing Forward, Pawlik weaves together the story of a Biblical woman with an experience from her own life, including her childhood with a schizophrenic mother, a broken relationship with her sister, and coping with infertility She shows how God was at work in both stories and what she and the women learned or did that helped them grow forward In each chapter, she also offers five actionable Blossom Tips designed to help women grow forward one step at a time Each blossom tip addresses a different part of who we are spirit, heart, soul, body, and mind For example, one chapter s spirit blossom tip encourages readers to practice finding Jesus in the chaos of life, not just in peaceful moments of silence and solitude It is important to note that one need not have suffered a recent traumatic loss to benefit from the sage advice offered in Growing Forward Unresolved pain and losses from the past linger in our hearts and spirits until we address them While looking back can be painful, Pawlik leads us into new ground, taking our broken seeds and letting God use them for something beautiful.Overall, I feel like Pawlik s book is applicable and helpful to anyone who is interested in experiencing Jesus in a new way and finding hope for their journey I received an advance copy of this book from the author for review All opinions are my own

  6. Katherine Jones says:

    This book came across my desk at a time when so many friends and I are going through seasons of transition Some of these transitions are good, and natural, and sought after Others, not so much All around me, loved ones are dealing with big changes, big losses, big grief.Enter Laurie Pawlik, creator of the She Blossoms blog family Laurie knows firsthand a thing or two about change and loss and grief In Growing Forward When You Can t Go Back she invites us to accompany her on a journey to h This book came across my desk at a time when so many friends and I are going through seasons of transition Some of these transitions are good, and natural, and sought after Others, not so much All around me, loved ones are dealing with big changes, big losses, big grief.Enter Laurie Pawlik, creator of the She Blossoms blog family Laurie knows firsthand a thing or two about change and loss and grief In Growing Forward When You Can t Go Back she invites us to accompany her on a journey to healing and hope.I ve read many books of this ilk in my time, but Laurie s is different Her insights are fresh, even when she s covering familiar ground, as she does when diving into the biblical stories of women such as Sarah and Hagar and Ruth But Laurie also examines the lives of some under explored female figures Eve, for example I never thought that Eve might have a thing or two to teach me about grief But Laurie demonstrates that she does, and it s eye opening.Laurie fills her book with a good balance of the inspirational and the practical While her folksy style isn t what I normally gravitate to, her practical Blossom Tips truly helped me out of a few spiritual ruts Several of these Blossom Tips I noted in my journal, and in the weeks since reading Laurie s book, I ve referred to them often Because it is deeply rooted in God s Word, Growing Forward When You Can t Go Back has the potential to be not merely informational but transformational.Thanks to the author and Bethany House Publishers for providing me this book free of charge All opinions are mine

  7. Rebecca Jordan says:

    In Growing Forward, Laurie Pawlik gives women a hand to hold and the guidance to be bold in moving toward wholeness and healing from life s most difficult circumstances Many women have dealt with some of the issues she confronts weakness, change, grief, pain, tragedy, or hopelessness But Laurie offersthan encouragement and hope With vulnerability and transparency she walks women through her life, exposing her deep wounds, yet celebrating her amazing victories.In doing so, Laurie also h In Growing Forward, Laurie Pawlik gives women a hand to hold and the guidance to be bold in moving toward wholeness and healing from life s most difficult circumstances Many women have dealt with some of the issues she confronts weakness, change, grief, pain, tragedy, or hopelessness But Laurie offersthan encouragement and hope With vulnerability and transparency she walks women through her life, exposing her deep wounds, yet celebrating her amazing victories.In doing so, Laurie also highlights the lives of ten biblical women, offering us a deeper glimpse into their painful experiences She combines these women s encouraging journeys along with examples from her own life and others with practical tips and creative suggestions for women on how to move beyond their own wounds But she does it in such a way that no woman would feel like she s been given a one size fits all prescription, but an individualized guide to find hope and healing for herself.One underlying truth from the Bible Isaiah 43 19 runs between the lines throughout Laurie s book See, I am doing a new thing says the Lord Now it springs up, do you not perceive it I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland In Growing Forward, Laurie helps women move forward to find that new thing God wants for their lives.I received a complimentary copy from the publisher but voluntarily chose to write a review

  8. Julie D. says:

    Have you ever read a book that so perfectly spoke to you right where you are This book is exactly that for me and I have a feeling it will be for you, too Laurie writes this in a way that makes you want to not put it down until you re at the end Seriously, I read through this book the first time in two days However, there is so much to be gleaned and to go through, I m going through the book again to answer the questions and journal through everything I absolutely love the blossom tips that Have you ever read a book that so perfectly spoke to you right where you are This book is exactly that for me and I have a feeling it will be for you, too Laurie writes this in a way that makes you want to not put it down until you re at the end Seriously, I read through this book the first time in two days However, there is so much to be gleaned and to go through, I m going through the book again to answer the questions and journal through everything I absolutely love the blossom tips that she has scattered throughout and how she shares her own story and heart I learned so much from this book and it s a book that encourages and made me see that leaving the past in the past is what s needed and that there s an ever bright future to look to when we go through our lives with Jesus.The other thing I really loved was how she brought the stories of the different women of the Bible to life and used their stories to remind us that we aren t so different and to show how God used the difficulties in their lives for good I found this so encouraging This is a wonderful book that will be staying on my book shelf for future reference after I finish it again I really loved this book and I m sure you will, too This book was provided to me by Bethany House I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book

  9. Michelle says:

    Growing Forward When You Can t Go Back is a women s Christian living book by author Laurie Pawlik I read an ARC of this book The publish date is January 1, 2019.This book features 10 women from the Bible and how they blossom heart, soul, and mind The author reveals her own setbacks, disappointments, and the death of an important figure in her life and how she overcame.My favorite chapter was the one about Sarah It took Abraham and Sarah years to finally have a child, even to the point of a Growing Forward When You Can t Go Back is a women s Christian living book by author Laurie Pawlik I read an ARC of this book The publish date is January 1, 2019.This book features 10 women from the Bible and how they blossom heart, soul, and mind The author reveals her own setbacks, disappointments, and the death of an important figure in her life and how she overcame.My favorite chapter was the one about Sarah It took Abraham and Sarah years to finally have a child, even to the point of acting ahead of God It reminds me of when I first started menopause and realizing my days of childbirth are over As much as I love my boys and couldn t think of life without them I have also always wanted a daughter At the onset of menopause, I knew I would not be blessed with a biological daughter, even though the Lord had given me her name years ago, Katrina Nicole So I keep praying for Katrina Nicole, wherever she may be.I recommend this book to all women regardless of what season of life they are in.Disclaimer I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and or NetGalley I am not required to write a positive review and have not received any compensation The opinions shared here are my own entirely I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255

  10. Aimee says:

    What a beautifully written book Each chapter discusses a different woman from the bible, describing her hardships where she came from, how she moved past pain, loss, fear, insecurity, family and or public resistance, and their impact on others, as well as referencing the author s and some of her interactive reader s life challenges It s raw, vulnerable and absolutely beautiful The author gives tips and exercises with each chapter for the spirit, heart, soul, body and brain This book is easy What a beautifully written book Each chapter discusses a different woman from the bible, describing her hardships where she came from, how she moved past pain, loss, fear, insecurity, family and or public resistance, and their impact on others, as well as referencing the author s and some of her interactive reader s life challenges It s raw, vulnerable and absolutely beautiful The author gives tips and exercises with each chapter for the spirit, heart, soul, body and brain This book is easy to read, brings the women from the bible to life as relatable women, not simplifying them as characters from bible stories , offering a loving perspective, especially in a world where we are often our own worst critic Every chapter is written with strength, encouragement and perseveranceand it s applicable to all our lives If you or someone you know is stuck in life and hasn t been able to grow forward, give this as a gift, one that will carry on for a lifetime

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