Thursday, May 2, 2013

Renewed By Lucille Zimmerman Giveaway!

Women increasingly find themselves pulled in many directions, striving to balance the needs of others with the need to nurture themselves. This pull is often exhausting and, sometimes, can lead to resentment or burn-out. So how do we manage our work and family and faith and ministry lives if we aren’t able to take care of ourselves as we also take care of others?
helps women understand the need to put themselves on “the list.” Through practical ideas and relatable anecdotes, readers can better understand their strengths and their passions—and address some of the underlying struggles or hurts that make them want to keep busy or minister to others to the detriment of themselves. Renewed can help nurture those areas of women’s lives to use them better for work, family, and service. It gives readers permission to examine where they spend their energy and time, and learn to set limits and listen to “that inner voice.”
Pick up your copy here

I'm Lucille. I used to hate my name when I was little, but now I love it. My name means "bringer of light." My hope is that I leave all those I meet with a touch of light and hope.

Sometimes I get caught up in trying to leave a legacy but as Rich Mullins, one of my favorite musicians, said:

"If my life is motivated by an ambition to leave a legacy,
 what I would probably leave is a legacy of ambition. 
But, if my life is motivated by the power of God's spirit in me
 and the awareness of the indwelling Christ, 
if I allow His presence to guide my motives,
 that's the only time I think we really leave a great legacy."

Helping hurting people is the desire of my life.

I love people. I once heard a quote: "Ah, at depth everyone is beautiful." Being a wounded healer is a holy privilege that I don't take lightly. I am honored by the risk clients take to put their faith in me. They share the deepest parts of their lives and that is unbelievably cool. I am continually astounded by their courage, hard work, and growth.

Mostly I am a student. My clients teach me every day. I am passionate about learning so I continually read and listen to books on CD in my car, and pod casts when I walk or jog.

I teach psychology and counseling courses at Colorado Christian University as an affiliate faculty member. I'm not a detail person. That's why I don't write computer programs or teach math. I am silly and sensitive. I find two of the strongest ways to bond with my clients are through laughter and tears.

WoW, what an inspirational book. This will make a wonderful Mother's Day gift for that special lady in your life.
This is not your everyday self help book. When I say this is a book that you will read more then once and will share it with everyone of your friends and family I don't say it lightly. This is a 5 star book that will stay on my book shelf.
I highly recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the author.


  1. This sounds really good. Thanks for the idea of giving it as a Mothers Day gift.

  2. Thanks, Mary! It sounds like this one would be a great way to find a balance in life. I tend to go overboard in one area, neglecting other things, and become frustrated. I'll keep an eye out for this one!

  3. Lucille speaks directly into your heart with her book Renewed. I'm reading it again and wish I had enough copies to give to every woman I know. If she doesn't think she needs it right this minute - she will!
    I've bought several copies to give away and will continue to do so. Winning a copy to share would be even better! :)
    Thank you!

  4. Every women should read this .Blessings ,Dana"Girl"

    1. Dana, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you! Congrats!

  5. This sounds like it is a definite keeper to read over and over. Thanks for your review of this book and giveaway Mary.

    Judy B

  6. ounds great, I may have to pick up spme copies for my mom and sister.

  7. This sounds like an important book for every woman to read. I can think of many times in my life that this would have helped. I will put this on my must read list

    Thank you Mary. This is a new to me author

    Cathy Weber

  8. This sounds like a book I must read. Thnak you Mary for your wonderful review of this book.

  9. Lucille is a new author to me, but I'd love to read her book.
    Great review Mary.
    Thank You,
    Carolyn J.

  10. Great Review Mary!!!! Sounds like a great book. Thanks for your giveaways.

  11. I would love to read this book by the "wounded healer"......Love that attitude and her heart for people. RHONDA