RHYTHMS OF RENEWAL
By Letitia Suk
Speaker and writer Letitia Suk encourages women with humor and insights for personal renewal and family bonding. I met Letitia at Write To Publish conference and she generously handed me a copy! Personally, she is a delight and as a writer she is a gifted encourager. I have to admit that I’ve been running and racing and panting along my busy schedule. I would glance at Rhythms of Renewal and think, ‘I need that!’ And keep running. That is a bad habit for me, I confess!
But, as this year has drawn on, I decided to stop and drink in the humor woven into these pages. How pleasant and calming it has been for me to reconsider the restoration of peace and how powerful His pace is compared to mine.
Letitia also touches on being intentional about how one renews themselves. She offers helpful lists and interviews with people who have had experiences that relate to the topics she addresses in the chapters of this book.
I enjoyed Letitia’s walks down memory lane, as she connected with me through ink on the page. I laughed out loud when I related to her stories and took note. Have I totally decluttered my thoughts and made peace with my schedule? No, but I’m in the process and Letitia has assisted my journey, which will have less bumps in the road, because she has made me reconsider or consider afresh! I definitely desire to walk in the balance each season that my life holds. Thank you Letitia for this wonderful and inspiring book.
This is my honest and heartfelt review of Rhythms of Renewal and I extend the invitation for you to read this book and discover your rhythms with the Lord and life and family!
QUESTINS FOR LETITIA:
1) Letitia, you are a life coach. How did you take that path for a career?
I like to think of myself as a Renaissance type of woman who reinvents her work path at regular intervals! I taught childbirth classes for many years then the market changed as epidurals became more popular. Along the way I had been mentoring many women and loved helping them set agenda and goals for their lives. When life coaching became more mainstream in the early 2000's, it was an easy shift for me to become certified and do professionally what I had been doing all along. In addition to coaching, I am also a hospital chaplain. Speaking and writing are my first loves!
2) It is obvious that you share from your heart. Was there someone or a situation that inspired you to write books that build women up, so that they can become stronger?
When I was about nine years old, I had a strong sense from God that I was to be an influencer for women. That sense of calling has influenced all my endeavors.
3) What is your favorite chapter in Rhythms of Renewal? Why?
Chapter Five: Rituals. I love creating life giving practices to flow through the day and calendar year. Elevating the ordinary tasks through simple rituals is very satisfying to me.
4) What was the funniest experience that you ever had during a speaking engagement?
The funniest thing that happened was that I was speaking to a group in the community and I pulled out my notes and I had forgotten to bring them. I never said a word and just kept going ad-libbing the whole talk!
5) What is your favorite scripture? Why?
John:10:10 I love the idea of accepting Jesus' offer of the abundant life or "life to the full." My mission statement is to invite women into an intentional life centered in Jesus.
6) Okay, now I’m going to get nasty! What is your favorite recipe and will you share it?
I don't know if I have a favorite recipe! We have been making pizza on Saturday nights for a long time :)
7) If there is anyone in particular who has influenced your writing who is it?
Edith Schaeffer and Anne Ortlund planted my vision seeds that have been growing ever since.
8) In what way do you want your readers to follow you? (FB, email, or other social media addresses.)
Facebook and email ( Letitia.suk @gmail.com)are great. Both are accessible through my web site LetitiaSuk.com. I never remember to tweet!
9) Do you have any new books coming out ?
My next book, "Getaway with God: The Everywoman's Guide to Personal Retreat" will be released at the end of the year.