I am blessed to be the proud mother of a new baby…
No, not a real baby…a book baby. This new book baby has been named, A Different Kind of Wild, but I just call it Wild for short. Wild stands for Women In Life-Long Development and is encouraging women to embrace the process of life in the Spirit rather than racing towards self-perfection. And, though the book sounds like it’s fun…it really is a charge to more of a deeper life. In the book Deeper, the charge was to Come to Him and embrace His love for us. Now in Wild, the charge is to Follow Him every day into the life He has planned for us to live.
It is my prayer that women are drawn into a fresh desire to Live Up in the power of God’s Spirit, Live Up in Faith, and Live Up in Truth. This Living UP is a wildly different way to live than most of us are used to. I want to live in this different kind of wild faith…will you join me?
Today’s Truth: Psalm 138:8
“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.”
It is amazing to me that God is always working in our lives. He is perfecting, shaping and completing us. This verse has one very important word…WILL. God WILL take care of us. God WILL watch over all that concerns us. God WILL…His word assures us of this.
I just returned from the International Christian Resellers Show in Denver, Colorado, where I signed copies of the new baby. I also was excited to see a display featuring the Design4Living Bible Studies and an advertisement for the new DVD format to go with those studies. This recent trip was a reminder of God’s Grace and God being WILLING to do His work of restoration in our lives.
Let me tell you….The fact that I am writing books and studies for women is NOT about me. I, in myself, have nothing to offer that will make much of a difference. But God did such a work of restoration in the deepest parts of me over the past 20 years that I just want women to understand the difference between surface Christianity and being filled with His love, presence and truth.
I am not talking perfection here…I am talking about being filled with Him and being changed daily. For the record, I do not have it together, and realize I never will. But, I am enjoying the journey of growth and discovery.
Twenty years ago I was in such a state of brokenness and I could have never imagined how God would use one broken and lost Christian woman. The grace of God restores beyond our scope of understanding. I just know this…God is a God of forgiveness, healing, and redemption. I pray that you will believe that He is at work in your life this very minute too. What is it in your life today that has you in need of believing, God WILL? Take that very care and stand on the Truth that God WILL!
Hope you enjoy the pictures!
If you read Wild, Deeper or one of the Design4Living studies, a review on any of your book source websites would be very appreciated ( Amazon, CBD, Barnes and Noble…etc…)
Here’s the ” Wild” review from Christian Retailers July 2009
“Too often as Christian women, we tend to talk the talk and forget the joy in waling the walk. Alsdorf encourages readers to become W.I.L.D. ( Women in lifelong development). Jesus has exciting adventurous plans for you. Don’t be afraid to take His hand and rely on Him to lead you on the greatest journey of your life. Alsdorf is passionate in her conviction that we were “born to surrender to the process of the spirit working in us”. Accept the ordinary and extraordinary challenges everyday life throws at us with joy and anticipation. What an adventure! How can we possibly lose? Our leader is the greatest of all time: Jesus Christ. as we step outside the stale confinement of our comfort zone of perfection and cultural acceptance into the clear, cool air of self acceptance and renewed faith, we realize this is how it was meant to be, letting to and letting Jesus take the wheel. I highly recommend this book to women of all ages who yearn to live on the W.I.L.D. side. ( Connie Meier, Christian Retailers Magazine July 2009)
Signing the Books with
My dear friend Lorri Steer whose story of her courageous journey with advanced breast cancer is in the Wild Book. She was with me in Denver. Here we are picking out new things for the Design4Living Web Store.
Meeting women at the Revell booth and signing books. Enjoying the day!
Here is the Display at David C. Cook Booth.
Note the Design4Living Bible studies with their mock up of the DVD packaging! Go God!
Lastly, here I am holding the daily trade paper at the retail show…Wild Signing being advertised for Monday at 11:30!