Dear Hallmark, when I wrote to you last Valentine's Day, I wasn’t completely honest about my feelings toward you. It’s true that I didn’t watch many Christmas Hallmark movies for Christmas of 2020. And that’s great. I exposed some of the false expectations that you produce in women, which I feel good about. But I failed to mention that—despite your flaws—your movies have a certain draw to them that I can’t seem to resist.
When I lost my phone at an amusement park recently, all I did was panic. My mind automatically went into Worst Case Scenario mode. My trip to the Lost and Found Office didn’t help. Nor did making phone calls and filling out online forms. I was completely helpless in this situation. Sure, I said a couple quick prayers of panic. But instead of placing my trust in the Lord—that He would do whatever was best for me in this situation—I worried.
Christmas is coming, which means a lot of smiles, laughter, and general Christmas cheer. But this year feels different to you. This year feels…hard. You’re experiencing a jumble of emotions: "I’m supposed to be excited about Christmas, aren’t I? Why do I feel anxious, overwhelmed, and exhausted? What’s wrong with me? This is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but I’m ready for it to be over."
I could talk about this book for a very long time, but I feel like you'll enjoy hearing some other people's thoughts. You know Erin Davis and Naomi Vacaro, right? They're a couple of my wonderful endorsers who have shared their thoughts about the book. To see all my endorsements, you'll have to join the pre-order sign-up list and read the book! Stay tuned for the cover reveal of Real Recovery: What Eating Disorder Recovery Actually Looks Like on January 11, 2022.
Ever since I started Tizzie’s Tidbits of Truth in 2015, I’ve received texts, emails, and words of praise for my writing. Not because I’m an outstanding writer who deserves them. Not because my posts are oh-so-insightful. Not because my writing style or format is particularly excellent. But because countless individuals have made the conscious choice to encourage me.
Today’s post is super simple: it’s an excerpt from my new book Real Recovery: What Eating Disorder Recovery Actually Looks Like.Before you groan and think, “Why should I bother buying that book? I’ve never had an eating disorder,” let me just say that this book isn’t just for young women who are recovering from an eating disorder. This book is also for young women who are pre-recovery and post-recovery—and for their family members, friends, church leaders, and teachers. By the way, this book will be released on February 22, 2022, which is only three months away! I hope you enjoy reading this snippet from the Introduction. To continue reading, click here to sign up for the pre-order list!
For this post, you're going to learn a lot from professor, author, and worship leader Dr. Zeb Balentine. I met him a few years ago and had the privilege of serving on a church worship team under his leadership. If you have any interest in worship, writing, or publishing, then keep reading!
For the 4th of July, I normally post something about freedom because the 4th of July is all about freedom. However, today's patriotic post includes a special interview with my friend, Kennedy. She’s been engaged for a few months and is getting married on the 4th of July! I’ve enjoyed getting to know her, and I know you’ll enjoy getting to know her, too.
Today's post is very special because it contains thoughts from Catherine Kendrick (one of Alex Kendrick's daughters)! Alex Kendrick has directed and starred in several Christian films, including Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Courageous, War Room, and Overcomer. I recently asked his daughter Catherine to share about herself and her life as a Christian filmmaker's kid.