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Faith Leaps: An Interview and Giveaway

Friday, April 05, 2013


Today I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day seventeen of the Virtual Blog Tour for FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom’s Guide to Passion, Purpose and Profits by author Alyssa Avant. On the last stop of the tour, Alyssa visited Jacqui’s blog at Reflecting His Glory.

Below is the great interview (and a giveaway) I did with Alyssa about FaithLeaps.

Alyssa, tells us a little about yourself...
Well, I am a wife, a mom of three, a speaker, author, and mom entrepreneur. My family and I live in a small town in Mississippi. My favorite things are Coca Cola Classic, Jesus, my husband, and my three kiddos (just not in that order).  
What is the main message of FaithLeaps?
There are several main ideas that I hope reader will take away from FaithLeaps. One of those is that we are all created by God with a God-given passion and purpose. It is important, I believe, for us to identify and explore that passion and purpose. Secondly, I hope that readers will take away from this book that God enables us and can work through us to help us accomplish our dreams and desires.

What are the commitments we must make in order to live a lifestyle of passion and purpose?  

The verse of the day on my iPhone You Version app comes to mind when I read this question.  “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.  Later on however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”  Hebrews 12:11 (NIV)
As I state in FaithLeaps, “If we desire success, we must embrace discipline.” My father always told me as a child, “anything worth doing is worth doing correctly.”  This takes discipline.   
What are the greatest challenges to living this lifestyle and how should we overcome them? 

The greatest challenges for me to living this lifestyle has been following God's commandment of “dying to self”.  The Bible says that Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24 (NIV)  That's what a life of passion and purpose is all about.  
How did you manage to complete this book with work, family, and a household to take care of?

I guess this is one of the reasons that writing and publishing this book took me 4 plus years.  I was only able to work on it during allotted times.  With this being said, if you feel called to write a book, God will make a way.  It requires discipline.  As I say in the book, “If we desire success, we must embrace discipline. 

Thanks Alyssa for sharing your insight and wisdom!

I don't know if you all have caught my excitement on Facebook, but I've been teasing about having a couple of giveaways, and guess what?  Alyssa has graciously agreed to give away an e-copy of her book to one of you guys!  Isn't that great? Just fill out the entry form below.

I hope you enjoyed this interview with Alyssa Avant and that you’ll check out FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom's Guide to Passion, Purpose and Profits by Alyssa Avant on Amazon. Be sure to follow Alyssa at her next stop on the Virtual Blog Tour over at Jen’s blog at Finding Heaven.

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