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You Can Do This by Tricia Lott Williford



I read the introduction. I don't normally do that, but I'm glad I did because I went and got a fresh journal and fun pen before I started diving into the chapters. There are nineteen chapters that cover all the basics that anyone would need in order to build their confidence level by a little or a lot. I enjoyed Williford's voice throughout the book. It really did feel like we were sitting down together having a warm cuppa across the table from each other. There were several times that I was surprised to read someone so clearly speaking my language. And I don't mean that she spoke to me, I mean she literally used my language, words, and phrases, it felt like finding one of my people!
I loved journaling through the different chapters, really taking the time to explore the ideas that Williford was presenting and allowing them to either take root or float away as needed. Mostly, this book was like one of those encouragement cards that you see in the store. The problem with the cards is that I never buy them because it doesn't seem like quite enough, but this book is definitely enough. It's a great encouragement for those of us who are struggling with getting out of the rut. She doesn't pull you out but gives you the tools to see the ways you can stand up in the midst of it all.
My favorite chapters were "Sex in a Box" and "Open Your Hands When a Gift Comes Along." The first one is not what you're thinking, but it really helped put some desires that I have into perspective. And the ability to accept all the good gifts that God has given me is always a struggle. I would like to say thank you to Tricia, any time you're in the Metro-Detroit area, you're welcome to come to dinner!

A copy of this book was given to me by Tyndale Publishing House for the purpose of review. I'm never required to have positive reviews but I'm always thankful when I can!

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