LET. IT. GO. Sneak Peek & Giveaway


Want a sneak peek at my new book LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith?

It is on how NOT to be a control freak and start trusting God—-with our circumstances, our schedules, our homes, our hubby and kids (if we have them) and ultimately with our lives.

I am posting an excerpt over at Roomag from the chapter Hovering Over the Home. Roomag is the online magazine headed up by Candace Cameron Bure. (You may remember her as DJ Tanner from the sitcom Full House) She wrote the foreword to my book. :-)

I’d love for you to take a peek and then come back and tell me what you think.

In fact, I’ll give away a signed copy to one of you who does when it releases hot off of the presses on November 13th.

If you’d like to pre-order a copy to get it when it comes out, you can do so by clicking here. It also includes a 6 week dvd teaching and a Bible study workbook for group or individual use. Maybe you could grab a group of friends and study it together!

Okay, head over to Roomag to check it out by clicking here but be sure to come back here to comment!


  1. Wow, you must have been at my house and saw how much I needed a book like this! I love it already! Looking forward to reading the rest!

  2. Oh, I can so relate to that scene! I’ve had to bite my tongue many a time when I realize that my way is not the only way. In fact, I find myself doing so many household jobs myself, just because I ‘know’ they’ll get done the “right” way, lol… And then I wonder why I’m doing all the work around here!? :P Looking forward to reading the rest of your book. :o)

  3. Didn’t realize I had control issues until a break down landed me in counseling this summer! So excited to not only read this book, but I think I’m going to lead a small group at church with it! So many of us women deal with this and we don’t even know it…I just thought I wanted everything to be right and at peace, putting others before myself to a fault; what I’ve learned is my need to have everything under control is my way of controlling things! Who knew?

  4. oh dear….It has been “suggested” (by my hubby) that i *may* have some control issues. I just wish I could learn to bite my tongue more, rather than criticizing the effor tmy 3 children are making. Looks like something I should read!

  5. what a great reminder of the questions to ask as we learn what to let go — is this really going to matter 5 minutes, 5 months, or 5 years from now, and how will the relationship be damaged in the meantime? thank you!

  6. I guess there are a lot of us who have some control issues. Sometimes i do well with not having someone do it my way and at other times ………

  7. After 35 years of marriage I’m finally learning to “let it go” but I’m sure my kids suffered from my control issues – would love to have the book.

  8. Oh my gosh…that is so me! The kids have to unload the dishwasher, but my job is to load it because they do it “wrong”! I’ve even rearranged dishes in the dishwasher after my husband’s attempts to load it. However, at work we have a control freak and I’m always thinking to myself the way I’m doing it is just different than hers, but it isn’t wrong. Is that a double standard or what! Thanks Karen!

  9. Wow. I could so relate to your excerpt….I have raised 6 sons and it was not easy…wish I had that book back then. Still repairing hearts with my sons. :)

  10. This was an awesome post that really spoke to me! How often I get upset when my children or someone doesn’t do something the way I would. Great insight and wonderful suggestions on how to change! Looking forward to reading the book.

  11. You excerpt was a class example of my daily life. I have three kids and it is so hard not to yell and jump all over them when things don’t go like I had planned. We carved pumpkins tonight and I had delayed it for the last three days because I knew we would have a mess and I would get upset with them. Well, we had been at a meeting at church right before we started so I think I was in the right frame of mind for the task. We had a great time but I let go of my expectations. I needed to let my kids lead and it went great! Your questions in the excerpt were so good—“Does it matter now?”

    “Will it matter tomorrow?”

    “Will it affect eternity?”

    “Is God trying to teach ME something? If so, what?”

    This is what I must keep focused on with my kids!

  12. I know I am a control freak. It drives me nuts if my family doesn’t do things the way I do them. Don’t they know I have a system???? Can’t wait to read your book!

  13. As usual Karen you have tapped into an area that most of us women struggle with. Would love to read the book & allow God to be in control of EVERY area of my life. Bless you Karen :)

  14. WOW! What an awesome book this is going to be. After reading the preview…I so need this book. I often feel that if it isn’t my way then it is not going to be the right way. I truly believe that this is an issue that I need to work on in my life. Thank you for sharing this sneak peak….

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Robin :)

  15. This book sounds like it will really help put a finger on the blind spot that we don’t always see in ourselves but get irritated when we see it in others. Thanks for taking the time to address the subject of control and how to let go of it. If I won this book, I’d ask my pastor to place it in the church library, after I read it, of course!

  16. I would love to read this book! Something I am severely struggling with right now- wanting to control everyone around me, and those pet-peeve things that they do!

  17. Karen I enjoyed your post in Roo Mag. My mom taught me a long time ago, when my older children were young, that I need to pick my battles (she was a very wise woman, and an awesome mom and grandma). While I do a pretty good job of it, sometimes I blow it! I loved your comment about a moms bleeding tongue being better than a son’s badgered heart. Because I tend to be on the sarcastic side, this is something that I have to work on quite often. I’m looking forward to reading your new book (and sharing it with a couple of friends of mine who also may have some control issues!) :-)

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