Sunday, November 8, 2015

Worthy of a Miracle {Guest Post and Giveaway}

I'm pleased to offer my space today to author Linda Kuhar, where I've asked her to share a glimpse into her inspiring story. Linda's new book Worthy of a Miracle releases on November 10, but you can order it now on Amazon.

Please continue reading to the end of this post where Linda has been kind enough to offer a free giveaway of her book!

"When I was diagnosed with cancer and was afraid I was going to die, I wanted my time back. I wanted to undo the days I’d let slip through my hands . . . the slow and sweet moments with my husband, and the simple and silly moments with my daughter. I would sit on my front porch swing with the sinking feeling (the new reality!) that I only had that very hour, that very day. I could not go backward, and I was not guaranteed a future. I just had today.
Looking back, I am finally aware of what a tremendous gift it was to recognize that all I had was that single moment." (Excerpt from Worthy of a Miracle pg.177)
Several years ago I woke up in the middle of the night and this acronym popped in my mind. 


I put it in my cell phone and it stayed there for about a year before I ever did anything with it. Then one day when I was really struggling I pulled the acronym out and started journaling about how it applied to my relationship with God. Little did I know that years later this acronym would be in my very first book, Worthy of a Miracle, 5 Simple Truths for Believing and Receiving God’s Love!

Focusing on today is one of the key points in Part Two of my book. We all struggle in this fast pace world with actually living in the present moment. I personally get so overwhelmed with my "To Do List" and easily stay a day ahead or at least a few hours ahead in my mind continuously.

Do you ever find yourself struggling with the same thing?

After living with cancer, you might think it’s easy for me to appreciate every second of the day and stay focused on the present moment, but that’s not the case. However, there are a few habits I share in Chapter 13 Just Live Today, that help me live in the present moment and stay focused on God’s presence with me. I invite you to try one of these today:
1. Deep breathing—taking time to simply breathe.
2. Thanking, praising, and worshiping God continually throughout the day.
3. Slowing down. Not rushing through my day.
4. Being aware of how I’m feeling physically. Is there tension throughout my body?
5. Listening—to myself, to my surroundings, to God.
I know for me when I’m really connected with God, I’m able to be mindful of every minute, whether it’s talking with my daughter or enjoying dinner with my husband.

My hope is for you too to Just Live Today and enjoy each and every moment. 


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Linda, thank you for sharing a bit of your experience with us!

Now, for the giveaway...Leave a comment telling us which Just Live Today habit you might try, or if there’s a habit you already practice that keeps you focused on Jesus. On Thursday, Nov. 12, I'll randomly select one winner from the comments to receive a copy of Linda's book Worthy of a Miracle. (Winner must reside in the U.S.)

***Congratulations Tallulah Jane! You won the copy of Linda's book Worthy of a Miracle!***

LINDA KUHAR is a wife and mother who survived Stage 3 cancer and a coma resulting from a compromised immune system during cancer treatment in 2009. Although doctors predicted she would never walk or breathe again on her own, she proved them wrong. One year after awakening from her coma, she ran her very first half marathon with Team In Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

You can find Linda on her website at: http://www.lindakuhar.com, and connect with her on FacebookTwitter: @LindaKuhar, and Pinterest: Linda Kuhar, Christian Life Coach.

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8 comments:

  1. Besides being aware of God's presence and staying in the moment, not worrying about tomorrow, or the what ifs, I will listen to praise music and worship God throughout my day. I will also be mindful of what my body is reacting to. Thank you.

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  2. Being aware of how I'm feeling, Is there any tension throughout my body is definitely one I need to try!!

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  3. Thanking, worshipping, and praising God continually in my life! I want it do intentionally everyday!!

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  4. I'd love to get into the habit of: Listening—to myself, to my surroundings, to God. I could definitely LISTEN more... I struggle with that.

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    1. I have to work at it intentionally daily Angie! You're not alone in this one :) Thanks for commenting.

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  5. I really have to remember to breathe deeply to keep myself focused on God's promises. I have health issues and sometimes the stress is overwhelming so the deep breathing does help.
    tallulahjane65(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes Tallulah breathing deeply and slowly works like a miracle for me! It gets me grounded, focused and center with God in his presence. Thank you for commenting!

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  6. I need to better at Thanking, praising, and worshiping God continually throughout the day. I do practice this habit but I allow the distractions to sidetrack me.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!