Everything I Love about EVERYTHING

Tuesday October 23 2012 1:06 am | Comments (6) Tags: , , ,

I’ve been reading a fabulous book by Mary Demuth.

Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus

I don’t even know where to begin to tell you how impactful and timely this book has been for me.

I scribbled on nearly every page as I saw something of myself in each story.

I took copious notes asking myself some tough questions.

I love everything about Everything.

Fellow Everything booklaunch team members have also shared the impact of this book on their lives.

Here’s a cool photo Renee Ann Smith created on Pinterest.

Source: rannsmith61.tumblr.com via Renee on Pinterest



Truly, Everything is a life-changing book.

I’ve lived in the Great Yesterday most of my life, constantly looking back, so much so that my spiritual neck has whiplash. Quote by Author, Mary DeMuth

I should have written that line for myself.

I admit that I’ve been one to spend too much time looking back. (Maybe that explains my years of physical therapy on my neck!)

Too much reliving (and often regretting) my past.

So much thinking of yesterday that I miss out on today.

Too many “what if’s” and not enough “what next.”

I don’t want to look back. I want to live in the now.

I look forward to my future with great expectations of goodness–for my marriage and family, and my career.

Do I really need to figure out why things happened the way they did?

Or am I ready to just settle into the wonderful life God has given me.

It is time to remember God chose me for such a time as this. To live in this now.

To be married to Steve Murfitt.

To be mom to Zane and Gabe and mother-in-law to Kelsey.

To be “Nana” to the new babygirl due to arrive any day.

To be an author and speaker willing to share how Jesus is….My Everything.

This is all part of the plan for me all along.

God is rebuilding me and putting together the broken pieces of my life.

To make a new mosaic from my story that will shine for His glory.

To write a new book to draw people to Jesus.

Let’s make a deal and stop looking back.

God has so much planned for our today. And even more for our future.

God Bless you my sweet friend. I love EVERYTHING about you.


Mary has a great FREE study guide here  http://www.marydemuth.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/EverythingBibleStudyGuide.pdf

If you are interested in joining me as we walk through this life-changing book, leave a comment and we’ll get a group started.

Buy the book today (October 23rd) and get some sweet FREEBIES


Jesus is My Everything

If Jesus stood before you today and asked if you’d like to get well, how would you respond?

Especially lately, I’m challenged with this question from Mary DeMuth’s new book Everything – What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus (October 16, 2012).

I’ve been dealing with physical issues that have felt overwhelming at times.

Last week I learned I have arthritis in my back. (Big OUCH)

I’m not holding on to that diagnosis because I know that Jesus is my healer and I want to cooperate with Him to walk this out. So when Jesus asks me if I want to be well, my answer is YES, I will do EVERYTHING to cooperate to be whole.

I’ve experienced incredible healing in my soul as Jesus became my EVERYTHING twenty-two years ago when our son Gabe entered the world with multiple congenital birth defects. I learned to trust that Jesus would help us to teach Gabe how to live a successful life – even with short arms, crooked legs and a severe hearing loss.

As part of Mary’s launch team for her new book, we were challenged to make a short video to explain why Jesus is our EVERYTHING. So here goes!


I hope you’ll make Jesus your EVERYTHING too.

God Bless your heart with Everything He has for you.

Read a few sample chapters here!  http://nelsonfree.com/everythingbook

Tell me how Jesus is your EVERYTHING – leave a comment.  {HUGS}