About the Author

Jessica Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive, and blogs on The Mom Creative. Every day is a juggling act as she balances working full-time, making memories with her family, photographing the every day and trying to be...

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  1. New with questions…. I found the video at Vimeo. Do we need to join Vimeo or does the conversation happen here in comments. I’m a bit confused as to how it all will work next week. Thanks for any help! 🙂

  2. So excited about this study! I’ve started the book already and it is AWESOME!!!

  3. Dear Jess and Angie,

    What a great introductory video!

    I’m looking forward to the study! Me and my book are ready! 😉

    Love,

    Alexis

  4. I bought my book this weekend and already have had some “wow” moments where I just had to step back and see what God was truly saying to me. So glad to “meet” Holley. Looking forward to the reading.

  5. Yay so glad we are starting. What we will receive from the Lord, no one can take from us! Yay Holley, you don’t need me to say si, but you are AMAZING:)

  6. I have already read half of it…gave that copy away…and bought a new one and still reading. It is life changing and eye opening. This time I wrote in ink…and I have to say, that the cover is sooo pretty!

  7. I received my book late last week and sat and read the first chapter. I cried through most of it! Seems to go right along with where God is taking me at this point in my journey!
    I look forward to this study, I love reading and getting the authors thoughts on each chapter! Thank you in advance for all your ‘chats’!!!!

  8. So excited for this book study! I’ve read the first 2 chapters. Going to do the exercises in chp 2 today. Is it possible to view the video on the iPhone app?

    • So far we haven’t figured out how to get the video to show up on iphones. I had the same thing happen. We will be sure to let you know if we figure something out!

  9. I enjoyed reading the book, and mine is already all marked up. (Guess I have to buy more copies for all the dear friends I thought of who need to hear that their Father thinks they’re amazing!) Looking forward, though, to working my way through it again slowly with the women here!

  10. Very excited for this book study….I read 3 chapters already and am looking forward to going on this journey with you all!

  11. I am so excited the book could not have come at a better time. I have really felt like that i was nothing special and really was not enough. The introduction has made me so excited about this book. I have not worked since July and I am trying to build a new business as well as homeschool my daughters and be a good wife and help out at my church and I never feel like I am enough. thank you so much for the encouragement and I so look forward to this time reading a good book.

    • Hey Colleen! Are you watching on an iphone? I couldn’t get it to show up there either. You might try a different device and see if that helps.

  12. I am so excited for this book club to start. So nice to meet you Holley! Funny story… I just watched the video and at the end you mentioned chocolate…out loud I said “chocolate!” and remembered I had brought home a heavenly chocolate pastry from work and it was still in my bag! Thank goodness it was still good…can’t waste chocolate for goodness sakes! Looking forward to our coffee time together! God Bless.

  13. I’m excited for this! Already read it once, and very quickly realized this was a book I needed to spend time with so I am glad its the book this month! Awesome job Holley!

  14. I bought my book and have already read several chapters in it. God is speaking to me through it. Awesome book Holley and I am looking forward to digging in with everyone.

    One quick question…is there a way to sit closer to the mic on the camera? It is hard to hear sometimes.

    Thanks for doing this amazing study!!

  15. love Holley (Angie and Jess, too) . . .I’m really excited about this book!

    I love Bloom – -I’ve done all the studies and each has helped me grow. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

  16. I just got to watch the video and started the book this morning. I feel already like this book was written for me. I can’t wait to dig deeper into it and the truths it will hopefully wake up in my soul.

  17. Snazzy music intro for a snazzy, sassy, author. : ) You go girl!! I am so excited for you, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the book.

    Happy New Year to you too, Jess.

  18. I really want to be able to do this study from my iphone! It works best for me and my schedule – anyone know how I can get the videos to play and comments to post? I had to go over to my laptop right now to post this and view! Help!!

  19. I am excited about this! The Lord has used this book to continue His healing and delivering me of so much self-hatred and other junk. I LOVED the chapter when we learned of our strengths. Finally i was able to embrace my strenghts and weaknesses and the way He made me. It has been a long journey and that chapter was the thing that put the nails in the coffin of self-hatred for good!

    I am not done with the book yet, but i feel like i got my money’s worth already!! Thank you for sharing your heart.

    The ‘Amazing and Wonderful’ Michelle 😉

  20. So, I found this book club and thought, that book sounds so familiar (I have fibromyalgia, so my thinking is often fuzzy), and then I looked at my kindle library and realized I had just downloaded this very book the day before! I am so thankful God looks out for me since I so often can’t look out for myself! Holley, thank you for sharing what God places in your heart. Blessings to all!

  21. I am so excited about this book study! I ordered the book the day it came out and have already read the entire thing! Holley, you so greatly speak to my heart with all your sweet words. Whether in this book, on your blog, at (in)courage, or in your DaySpring cards, you bring sunshine to so many hearts!!!

    And thank you to Jess and Angie for doing this study! You three make me smile!!! :0)

  22. I’m about half-way through the book. I like that it takes spiritual truths that I already “knew” and puts them into practical exercises so I can start applying them more easily to my life. (Trying to get this grace, love, and freedom stuff soaked down to my bone marrow 🙂 ) It’s really helping me to understand that I’m already where God uniquely placed me – so I’m focusing more on doing my present as well as possible instead of always wondering about my purpose and future. Thank you for writing it and being real!