We know there are certain things we must have to survive - food, shelter, and safety to name a few. But there are also aspects of life that truly allow us to be joyful and fulfilled. For popular podcaster and bestselling author Annie F. Downs, fun is close to the top of that list. Few would argue that having fun doesn't enrich our lives, but so much gets in the way of prioritizing it. Tough days, busyness, and feelings that are hard to talk about keep us from the fun that's out there waiting to be found. With That Sounds Fun, Annie offers an irresistible invitation to understand the meaning of fun, to embrace it and chase it, and to figure out what, exactly, sounds fun to you - then do it! Exploring some research and sharing some thoughts behind why fun matters, she shows you how to find, experience, and multiply your fun. With her signature storytelling style and whimsical vulnerability, Annie is the friend we all need to guide us back to staying true to ourselves and finding the fun we need. Contains content exclusive to the audiobook.Â Â
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You were always meant to be brave. Whether you're making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and confidence to move forward. Annie F. Downs felt her challenges were too difficult, too scary, too much. Then she decided to stop allowing fear to hold her back. It wasn't easy or simple. But it was good. With honesty and relatable humor, this compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie will give you the inspiration to embrace the path and the plan God has for you and experience personal growth. Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible.Â Â
Â©2017 Annie F. Downs (P)2018 Zondervan
"I want you to take every step of your life with excitement for where you are headed. And I want you to feel beautiful and confident as you do." But how, when the enemy whispers lies that we are not smart enough, pretty enough, or rich enough? Or are you too dumb, too loud, too quiet, too thin, too fat, too much, or not enough? What if you don't have what it takes to be who you really want to be? In Looking for Lovely, Annie F. Downs shares personal stories, biblical truth, and examples of how others have courageously walked the paths God paved for their lives by remembering all God had done, loving what was right in front of them, and seeing God in the everyday - whether that was nature, friends, or the faces they saw in the mirror. Intensely personal yet incredibly powerful, Looking for Lovely will spark transformative conversations and life-changing patterns. No matter who you are and what path God has you on, we all need to remember the lovely, fight to finish, and find beautiful in our everyday!
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I know God is loving; I know he is good; I believe he is big and powerful. But sometimes I wonder if he is really kind - really, deeply, always kind. Is he?Â Â Christians love to talk about how God is in control, but thatâs harder to grasp when things arenât going like you thought it would, when your life looks quite different than you imagined. For centuries, Godâs people have been building altars to him - to remind themselves and the people around them of his work. His goodness. His kindness. Stacks of stones. Altars. Temples. Cathedrals. Why? Because they believed God and wanted to remember him.Â Â In the back of my mind, God reminds me that he is the same trustworthy God - the one who always finishes the stories he starts. And this is my story - of wrestling with our God who gives a limp and a blessing. A God who is always kind even when my circumstances feel the opposite.Â God is who he says he is. He is kinder than you imagine. In a world where it is easy to forget who he is, we will not. We will remember God.
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