by Cathy Messecar
With an easy-to-read style and biblically founded truths, A Still and Quiet Soul helps readers cultivate contentment in life even in the midst of chaos.
Life is chaotic. Schedules, stress, and strife can quickly spiral out of control leaving us frustrated, exhausted, and angry. But God wants more for us. He wants us to be content. In A Still and Quiet Soul, Cathy Messecar encourages the pursuit of God and one of his promises—contentment. She shows how to adorn one's life with contentment and anchor one's days with joy. Each chapter ends with a personal story of how God brought contentment to people like a next door neighbor, coworker, grandfather, aunt, or sister.
Designed as a study book for individuals and small groups, especially women's Bible study groups, A Still and Quiet Soul uses Bible stories, personal anecdotes from the author, and testimonies from ordinary Christians to help the reader identify with the challenge of being content in feast or famine.
Cathy Messecar has been a columnist for The Courier newspaper in Conroe, Texas for eight years (having written over 400 columns). Her publishing history also includes The Houston Chronicle, Christian Woman, Power for Today, Webzine, Pen & Sword Newsletter, New Wineskins blog, and other Web sites. She contributed to the bestselling God's Abundance and God's Abundance for Women. She authored The Stained Glass Pickup (Leafwood, 2006) and co-authored A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts (Leafwood, 2008). For over twenty years, she has presented at women's Bible classes, local and national retreats, garden clubs, MOPS, retired teachers groups, and writing guilds. She is comfortable with teaching, speaking, and live radio, where her work receives accolades such as, "With wit, wisdom and wonderful spiritual insight . . . she is an amazing communicator." More information at www.cathymessecar.com.