Friday, June 4, 2010

The Plan A Woman in a Plan B World


When I was a little girl I dreamed of the life I would live when I got older. I would marry a handsome man, have a few children and live in a great home and live happily ever after.

No where in that plan did it include, watching my own parents get a divorce when I was seven, leaving home and being homeless at 17, having an abortion at 17, getting married at 21, divorced at 32, married again at 34, and going through numerous job lay offs while hoping to keep everything intact. Sound like your life at some point? Which one fits with your current day to day lives?

Plan A or Plan B?

If you wanted plan A but instead got Plan B, how can you move through all those negative feelings of wanting something better, something more?

In the book, The Plan A Woman in a Plan B World, Debbie Taylor Williams does just that. This book is designed to help women deal with what to do when life doesn't go according to plan.

What I enjoyed about this book is the simplicity of the concepts to move through the challenges that really get us women, bogged down. Wanting things better for our family, our friends, our homes and most importantly our marriages. There are issues within our lives that Debbie, calls landmines, and unless we can learn to find them, diffuse them and render them useless, we will unfortunately find ourselves devastated by their effects if they go off.

She deals with things like fantasy and imaginations, wishing your life was one way and not the way it currently is and how dangerous that can be to not only our physical selves but our spiritual ones as well.

Debbie's book really does give you insights into all kinds of circumstances we face tied to biblical scripture to help move us from being failures into success stories and living a life God intended us to live.

I received this book compliments of Kathy Carlton Willis Communications to review and really found it helpful at this time where once more, my life isn't going as planned. If you would like more information on this book, the author or where to purchase your copy, click on the link below:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Plan-a-Woman-in-a-Plan-B-World/Debbie-Taylor-Williams/e/9780891126416/?itm=1&USRI=the+plan+a+woman+in+a+plan+b+world

This book is available in paperback form. Great news! The publisher has allowed me the opportunity to provide one copy of this book to giveaway to one lucky winner. Just tell me how this book would impact your life for the better. The giveaway will end on June 11th. Please No P.O. Boxes and must be a resident of the US or Canada. If your email is not linked to your blog, please provide it along with your comment below. WOO HOO God is blessing my readers big time!

12 comments:

Debbie said...

This book sounds very interesting. Debbie Williams spoke recently at my church in Phoenix, AZ and she was very good.

I got married at age 20 and divorced five years later. I got married again at age 30 and have been married for 25 years. I couldn't have children :(. I had all the material possessions I could want for a few years and then lost our home in a short sale. So yes plan b is on the agenda.

I hope you are feeling better!

Debbie

NanaNor's said...

Dear Kat, I was blessed by your openness about your life and struggles-I think so many of the movies(Cindrella....)and dolls(Barbie)helped fuel unrealistic expectations for all of us women. I had many dreams of the relationship hubby and I would have and how he would do ....(fill in the blanks)with me but it never came through. But life is short I've learned and we best cherish what we have right now.
I pray the Lord's blessings on you my friend and I'm thankful for you!
Hugs, Noreen

RCUBEs said...

Sounds like a great book! I think it must have happened at least with most of us when things in our lives don't go the way we want it to. Thankful that He is the One Who directs our steps. Otherwise, I'm always walking on those lonely roads and those that lead nowhere. Thinking of you in prayers and God bless you and the whole family. Have a great weekend sister Kat.

Brenda said...

Life certainly doesn't go according to plan A. I'm at the point of life where i am invisible to my husband, children and church. If you are invisible long enough do you stop existing? God certainly has a plan for my life but the season of heatbreak and grief that is involved sometimes is crippling.

He & Me + 3 said...

I have been reading about Plan A and B alot on blogs. I must be supposed to read this book. I am on plan B too.

from my front porch... said...

I just finished this book, Kat! Awesome :)

Thank you so much for coming by and reading about Henry. I hope you get a chance to read about Katie and her wonderful family.
I know your words hold much depth with people. They do for me.

Your in my prayers, too!
xo, misha

wendy said...

Sheeesh, sounds like a good book.
I totally feel sometimes like I am working on Plan A-------when I should have long ago been ready for Plan B.

Denise said...

Great review.

Annesphamily said...

Life never goes according to your own plan but rather that of the Lord Himself! great giveaway Kat! Anne

Nancye said...

This book sounds like it would be very interesting and helpful as well. I would very much like to win it.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I recently moved so I, too, am on Plan B. I feel this is where God wants me although it isn't easy all the time. This would be a good read for me.
gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Dogmom Diva said...

I just saw this Kat..sounds like a wonderful book...a lot of my life has been Plan B, especially the last few years with my illness..would love to win this book!

hugs
Barb