When you rise from your bed, how many minutes does it take before you truly shine?
Oh, dear. That long.
Might I have just two of those precious minutes each morning? Two minutes to whisper a gentle word of encouragement, to brush a feather across your funny bone, to prove how beautiful and valuable you are to God?
Two minutes. No calories, no squat thrusts, I promise.
Rise, sister mine. And shine.
Christian funny lady Higgs employs her trademark girlfriend-y writing style to pen this daily devotional, which promises to take only two minutes out of a woman's busy morning to help jumpstart her day. ("Two minutes. No calories, no squat thrusts, I promise," wheedles Higgs.) Some of these devotions are adapted from the books Higgs wrote in the 1990s, including comic titles like "Does Dinner in a Bucket Count?" and "Help! I'm Laughing and I Can't Get Up." Higgs offers emotional support and words of encouragement from the scriptures. Many women will appreciate her candor, such as when she shares an old journal entry from a day she felt awful about her body, or discusses her perspective on recurrent midlife crises. Higgs's honest portrayal of herself as a woman who finds hope amid life's struggles will resonate with other women who cherish both her frankness and her humor.