Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries – Book Giveaway

Whether you classify your worry habits as “partly cloudy,” or “stormy,” we’ve all dealt with worry in our lives. Today’s featured book drawing deals with that subject–and of the deeper issue of trusting God–one I like to emphasize often in my blogs.

A writer friend of mine, Kathy Collard Miller, has written a book called, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries, Finding Peace in All Kinds of Weather, that challenges women to examine this destructive habit of worry, and the effect it has on us and those around us. With transparency and honesty, Kathy shares not only powerful examples from her own life, but those of other contemporary women, including biblical characters. I believe every woman would benefit from her practical helps and biblical principles that both encourage and offer specific ways to meet worry head-on–and overcome its negative influence.

I especially liked Kathy’s description of God’s character, and how we can understand more about His intervention in our lives when we willingly choose to trust Him more and worry less.

Here’s a more complete summary of Kathy’s book and her biography:


It is possible to worry less through trusting God more. Regardless of the storms of trials, temptations, worry, uncertainty, confusion, or regrets that you’re facing, you can trust God more. Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries offers a conversational style, personal testimonies, practical illustrations, and solid biblical teaching for breaking anxiety and the devastating effects of worry. Each chapter includes Discussion Questions for individuals or groups, along with a “Letter from God.” In addition, a profile of a woman in the Bible who struggled with or experienced victory over worry is featured in each chapter to inspire every reader to see God’s hand in her life.

Kathy Collard Miller is a speaker and author. Her passion is to inspire women to trust God more. She has spoken in 30 states and 7 foreign countries. Kathy has 49 published books including Women of the Bible: Smart Guide to the Bible (Thomas Nelson). You can find out more about her on Kathy’s blog. Kathy lives in Southern California with her husband of 43 years, Larry, and is the proud grandma of Raphael. Kathy and Larry often speak together at marriage events and retreats.

If you’re interested in purchasing Kathy’s book, you can find it here. It’s available in both print and e-book. Read on for book drawing giveaway instructions.

* Note: The author asked me to review a kindle copy of this book, and I was happy to do so. No monetary payment was involved.

Book Drawing Giveaway Instructions

To enter the book drawing giveaway for Kathy’s book, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries, please leave a brief comment below telling: (1) how God is helping you (or has helped you) with worry (or a Scripture that helps you), or why you’d like to receive a copy of this book. Our drawing will be in two weeks. Watch future blogs for your name!

Book Drawing Giveaway Winner for Mornings with Jesus 2014

Thank you for all your comments and entries to our last book drawing giveaway. The winner of the book drawing for Mornings with Jesus 2014 is Marie. I wish I could have given books to all of you!

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17 Responses to “Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries – Book Giveaway”

  1. Susan B on November 18th, 2013 9:52 am

    God helps me with worry by sending messages to me of reassurance through His Word, friends and family. I’d like to win this book so I could share it as a book study with my small group so it helps many of us at once! Thank you for this opportunity.

  2. AnnMarie Dixon on November 18th, 2013 12:06 pm

    I would love a copy of this book because I need to know how to process worry i.e. instead of worrying about things that affect me, learn to look to God and trust Him that He is working on my behalf and for my good. Thank you for the opportunity and will you offer a word of prayer for me. Thank you again.

  3. Angie on November 18th, 2013 12:42 pm

    Worry…it wouldn’t be right for me not to worry. I lost my daughter to cancer almost 2 years ago and now my husband has cancer, so do I worry…you bet your socks I do! But just like the weather, I have to remind myself daily and sometimes on an hourly basis that regardless, the sun will shine again. Do I need this book, most definitely, but maybe someone needs to read my few little words to realize that worries come in all sizes, shapes, and forms. While my worries seem like a butt-load, to someone else, they are weightless compared to what they have on their plates. At the end of day, God gives us the needed rest to carry on. So, I worry for nothing!

  4. Kathy Collard Miller on November 18th, 2013 1:31 pm

    Susan, AnnMarie, and Angie, thank you for commenting. I’m impressed with your willingness to talk about worry. We are all so blessed that God cares so much about us. What confidence in His love! Yet overcoming worry is a process. I’m still learning! Many blessings to each of you!

  5. Mary T on November 18th, 2013 10:00 pm

    Hi Rebecca and Kathy! For many years I struggled with worry and anxiety mostly about my children and family. I always believed in God and prayed for His divine assistance but it wasn’t until I began to not only believe in God but believe God through His Word and promises to me that I truly conquered my fears. The very first verse that I began to pray was Isaiah 41:10 “Do not be afraid, I am with you; do not be anxious, I am your God. I will help you. I will strengthen you. I will uphold you with my victorious and righteous right hand.” Not only did I finally see this promise to me but to everyone, especially my family. Whenever I begin to worry or feel anxious, I pray this verse. The answer is always in His promise! Thanks for the opportunity to read and study, to grow in our relationship with Jesus!

  6. Miriam Ayala on November 18th, 2013 11:54 pm

    I heard a preacher once say , “worry ties God’s hands from moving on our behalf!” So I have over time remembered that and it helps me from going to that worry place. Also, what I have experienced is God’s peace when I turn over all my cares to the one who has all authority & power to change my situation! I in turn release my faith to go fight on my behalf with the power of the Holy Spirit to make a dynamic combination to answer my prayers! It would be very nice to be selected to get a copy of this book. Thank you for your consideration!

  7. Lou Dickens on November 19th, 2013 12:04 am

    When I worry God still lets me know who is in control and things will be alright;The verse that has helped me through things and I still use today is Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! and this is so very true!

  8. Kari Styles on November 19th, 2013 7:30 pm

    I believe this book would be beneficial for me due to the fact that I worry a lot about my homelessness. I am currently living in a shelter, my fiance’ and I. We have been struggling with every resource program we can think of to help us regain shelter. They won’t help us mostly because we aren’t married, and we pray everyday for God to help us get married and serve him properly. It seems like the more we try the harder it gets. Please give me some guidance on how to stop worrying. Thank you and God bless you.

  9. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on November 23rd, 2013 10:50 am

    Thanks for your comments and for entering, Susan!

  10. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on November 23rd, 2013 10:51 am

    AnnMarie, thank you for entering the book drawing. You’ll be in our prayers. We all want to trust God more, don’t we?

  11. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on November 23rd, 2013 10:53 am

    Angie, thanks for your honest and transparency. We hurt for your loss and for the current situation you are dealing with. But thanks for your encouragement to others. You’re in our prayers. Thanks for entering!

  12. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on November 23rd, 2013 10:54 am

    Kathy, thanks for jumping in here with your comments–and for offering your book for the drawing!

  13. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on November 23rd, 2013 10:55 am

    Mary, thanks for your encouraging comments and testimony. Isaiah 41:10 is a great Scripture to remember. And thanks for entering the book drawing.

  14. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on November 23rd, 2013 10:58 am

    Thanks for your encouraging comments, Miriam, and for entering the book giveaway.

  15. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on November 23rd, 2013 10:58 am

    A great verse, Lou! Thanks for sharing that and for entering our book giveaway.

  16. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on November 23rd, 2013 11:02 am

    Kari, thanks for entering our giveaway. We hurt with you in your situation and pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for the right solution!

  17. Kathy Collard Miller on November 24th, 2013 5:43 pm

    What a joy for me to be connected with you all through Rebecca’s blog. I’m so grateful for Rebecca letting you know about my book.

    Mary T: you have shared an important principle for dealing with worry: remember God’s promises! Thank you!

    Miriam: Truly! Truly! When we have God’s sovereign authority watching over us, why would we worry? We sure don’t have any authority while we’re worrying! Right?

    Lou: to think of God’s sovereign control is my favorite attribute of God. I’m so glad He is both in control and loving!

    Kari: My heart goes out to you. I don’t know why you’ve experienced so many blocks to doing the right thing: getting married. Just make sure that your fiance is God’s pick for you and if so, then continue to fight to do the right thing. God will honor it! Thank you for your example of staying faithful to the Lord in the midst of deep struggles.

    May God bless you all!

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