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date submitted 03.01.2012
date updated 06.04.2012
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Is it worth a pair of Uggs?

Jody Seguine

True and touching, these short stories are inspirational and will be helpful to anyone who desires to share their faith in Jesus.

 

Written for the purpose of inspiring other believers to open their mouths and share the love and truth of Jesus Christ. Jody Seguine has an amazing testimony of God's grace that has helped her touch the lives of countless people throughout her years of ministry and outreach. These wonderful heartwarming stories will be sure to touch your soul and give you some new tools to use in your witness for the gospel. A woman of action; Jody's boldness is contagious and her unbelievable spirit of giving opens peoples heart to the goodness of God. You can use this book as a daily devotional or give it to others as a great resource in thier ministry tackle box. May you venture to be a great fisher of men!

 
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Let Your Fingers do the Talking

    Yesterday I went to get my nails done. I was only planning on getting a pedicure because I had my 7 year old twin boys and my 4 year old girl with me. But once I saw where the conversation was going I said, “Go ahead and do my finger nails too.” In the beginning I was just talking to the nicely dressed lady sitting next to me who must have been about in her 70’s. She commented on how well behaved my children were being. Then we talked about how many children I had, and then about how many grandchildren I had, and then we got to the part where my testimony began. Do you want to hear how good God is?” I asked her. What else could she say but…okay? So I started to share with her, “When I was a child I went through a lot of abuse. If you were to have asked me what I wanted when I grew up I would have saidI just want a typical family with a yellow house and a white picket fence, because I saw all that as being normal. You know, the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ Family.” She nodded as I continued, “But then I learned that when you trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding, one day you’re able to look back, as I have, and see that you have 6 kids, 3 grandkids, and a yellow two story house with a white picket fence. Because when you put God first, one day you can look back and see that you have more than you could have ever imagined.” Then I included,But I also have to remember the things He blesses me with are just things, and eventually it will all be left behind because I can’t take them with me. What does matter in the end is not how much stuff I have but what I do with the truth of the gospel.” I went on to say, Those things that God allowed me to go through as a child were meant to be used to bring others to Christ. Then I told her about the God of all comfort and compassion from 1 Corinthians.  I said, “All those things that happened to me didn’t catch God by surprise, He saw all of it.” Then I said,But we all have that choice in life, to take those things that we have gone through, or are going through, and dwell on them or decide to use them to bring glory to the Lord.” Then I noticed that they were finishing up with her nails and so I said, “Let me ask you something. Are you going to heaven?” She replied, “I think so.” I asked, “Can you write down a couple of scriptures?” She reached in her purse to get a pen and I said, John 3:16-17 and Romans 10:9” I told her, “John 3:16-17 says, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” I noticed that when I was saying the verse she was mouthing it along with me. I said to her, “Oh, you already know it?” And she said, “I forgot that I even knew that verse, it has been such a long time. I probably had to memorize it as a child or something.” I said, That’s because His word is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword.” I went on, It also says in the Bible that My word will not return void’. Do you ever wonder why the Bible is the bestselling book in the world? It’s because it is God’s word and ultimately His word will reach every part of this world.” While she was paying the lady for doing her nails I said, “Now, when you go home don’t forget to read Romans 10:9.” She said that she would and thanked me for sharing with her before she left.  

    Then to my surprise the one who was doing my nails says to me, “I am Buddhist.” I asked her, “Do you know anything about Buddha?” She said, “Well I really don’t know much. I just practice it because my father practiced it.” I said, “Do you know Buddha had many wives and many children and he didn’t even take care of them properly?” She said, “No I didn’t know that...I only practice it because that’s what my father practices.”  Meanwhile my 4 year old daughter was asking to get her nails done too. I saw that I needed some more time with this one and so I said, “Suredo her nails too.” Then I asked the lady working on my nails if she had a Bible. She said no, so I asked, “Do you read in Vietnamese?” She said yes. So I got someone I know from a Vietnamese church on the phone to help translate and she told the one doing my nails that she’d get her a Bible and come visit her. God is so good! That Vietnamese church that I recently spoke at was now my connection to a translator for anyone that speaks Vietnamese. I thanked the lady for doing our nails and she thanked me for sharing the Lord. Then I praised God for His goodness. Abba, Father, All things are possible with You...even when we get our nails done.  

   

    Brothers and sisters we need to make the most of EVERY opportunity. Galatians 5:13 says, “For you brother, have been called to liberty; only don’t use that liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. No, I didn’t serve anyone physically this time but I was serving them the word of God. Not using the liberty that I have just for myself but thinking beyond my box. We have to get beyond our boxes. We are not here only for our own pleasures; we are here to serve Him and to tell others about our Lord. Let me ask you something brothers and sisters. If you saw someone drowning would you not throw them a life preserver?  Then why aren’t we throwing the life-preserver, Jesus Christ, to the world? They are drowning in their sins and they need Jesus. We have that life-preserver in our hand and we need to throw it to them right now! even when we are getting our nails done.

 

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;

It shall not return to Me void,

But it shall accomplish what I please,

And it shall prosper the thing for which I sent it.

(Isaiah 55:11*)

 

 

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kategrimes@live.co.uk wrote 820 days ago

This is a lovely book, Jody. It gets the messages across without being 'preachy' and is told in warm, gentle chapters. Backed with stars and on w/l.

Kate Grimes - LIZZIE - CUPPA TALES - TALES OF WILLOW GREEN - ANNIE

howard_dianna wrote 826 days ago

Jody is the prime example of what a christian should be. She proves her faith by her love for Jesus; and her actions. Her love for him is her way of life. She teaches her children what Jesus wants them to be, and lives her by her example. I know Jesus does love her.

When this book becomes published I would like to buy it for myself because I know it will help me in my faith, and I also it can benefit others too. I can't wait to receive the book when its released.

aprilyn wrote 825 days ago

When this book is published I would love to buy it for myself as a daily devotional and also to pass out to friends. What a great story, it brought tears to my eyes. Can't wait to have this book in my hands!

eleanor stoneham wrote 825 days ago

Jody I love this and think it should go far - there is such a demand for this kind of material. I've only dipped so far but it seems well written and real food for thought. Bookshelved. You may like to look at mine....

LSmith wrote 825 days ago

Awesome read! These chapters are true testimonies of how God works through our lives when we are obedient to His Will and Purpose. Jody is an outstanding servant for the Lord.

Shiloh Yazdani wrote 287 days ago

This is a nice book that tells us the story of things not being as important as people. The chapters are quick and easy to read. This is an all-around nice book.
Shiloh
"Courage Through Faith"

Seringapatam wrote 370 days ago

Jody, Other than the cover and the title of this book there were a number of things that attracted me to this book. The two biggest things are number 1, its current and real and secondly it feel right and modern. They are the reasons I dont normally read this genre. Thats a big compliment believe me. I really did enjoy this book and your writing style and flow makes it all worth while. I can also see this doing so well. I am a fan. So so well done.
Sean Connolly. British Army on the Rampage. (B.A.O.R) Please consider me for a read or watch list wont you?? Many thanks. Sean

evermoore wrote 454 days ago

Jody...I loved this. I will buy many copies when in print for gifts, I know that already. I particularly hold chapter 26 close for it speaks so clearly, Jody...to the love, sacrifice, and sorrow our Lord must feel, but also to the hope held in us to be His voice...His vessels.
Great body of work...(hugs)

Linda
Daniel Simmons Journey
and
Children Walking with Jesus

Peter B wrote 482 days ago

Delightful insights into the Word and putting it into practice. Anyone who has trouble forgiving somebody...has forgotten what they themselves have been forgiven for. A wonderful work that will surely enhance understanding and empower others. Good stuff, Peter B.
"The Bible I Thought I Knew"

Elizabeth Kathleen wrote 640 days ago

I can see you truly love the Lord Jesus and I am humbled by your witness for Him. May God bless you and encourage you in your ministry for and love of our dear Lord Jesus! I truly was encouraged and blessed. Thank you!
God bless!!
Elizabeth Kathleen
"If Children are Cheaper by the Dozen, Can I Get a Discount on Six?"

Tom Bye wrote 715 days ago

Hello Jody -

book- Is it worth a pair of Uggs?

Randomly read almost all of the chapters posted, and conclude that this book when published, should sit
on the bed side table of all hotels and homes out there-

These are short stories that makes on think about God and for all of us to keep the faith-

Each and all i found joy to read and they are certainly inspirational-

God bless you Jody and keep up the good work- you will be rewarded-

tom bye Dublin Ireland

book- from hugs to kisses-
Please glance at mine, you might like chapters 19- priests-chapter 20- and or 23- thanks Jody-

Author apart from the rest wrote 723 days ago

Jody,

I really enjoyed this book. I think your plug is right on track! Keep up the good work.

Dianna Lanser wrote 727 days ago

Jody,

I’ve revisited Is It Worth A Pair Of Uggs and once again I was encouraged and challenged by your personal stories of the blessings you receive by trusting and obeying God’s prompting to serve right where you are. You are a very gifted writer. Each one of your experiences are told in a way that I can envision the circumstances and people you encounter along the way. I had to chuckle at the grocery store story, imagining this small circle of people gathered around the check-out area listening to some women talk about Jesus. That is so cool.

This should be made available or sold in every church’s library or book store. Your faith in action is what Jesus has called us to do and you are leading by example. I have been inspired by your obedience and courage.

Dianna Lanser
Nothing But The Blood

SandyLizShaw wrote 751 days ago

A nice piece of Christian literature that should appeal to anyone regardless of their religious beliefs. I could see this converting atheist and non-believers alike. I hope that I will read the entire books and enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed what I have read so far.

Lizzy.

Shelby Z. wrote 771 days ago

Is it worth a pair of Uggs? by Jody Seguine
This book I keep coming back to. It is one of those wonderful everyday books you want to see published so you can by it. Then you can just pick it up and flip to your favorite story.
It is so personal and deep in its message that it holds the reader or pulls the reader back to reading more later.
Everything about it is so amazing!!'

Shelby Z./Driving Winds

Neville wrote 787 days ago

Hi, Jodi,

Your book radiates love throughout; I found it to be an inspiring read.
I’ve read a few chapters and they are all very worthwhile stories that settle in the mind.
You are doing a great service and doing it so well.
I hope you continue with your work, I’m most impressed.

Kind regards,

Neville.

Bart Jahn wrote 787 days ago

Dear Jody...I just finished reading your book. I read a few chapters every few days. I can see this book selling several hundred thousand copies in conservative, evangelical churches in the U.S. alone. It is the type of book I could see people in a particular church purchasing 25 copies or more, and placing them as free gifts on one of the tables at the entrance lobby to the church. This action alone would be a powerful investment in evanglism, if repeated across our land. The book has wide appeal and application to every person who has been Spirit-born and has a testimony of God's transforming love in their lives. The book reminds me of a very special verse in the Old Testament: "Would God that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his Spirit upon them" (Numbers 11:29). I pray a publisher or an agent picks this book up soon. God bless you. Bart Jahn

PTingen wrote 791 days ago

Jody,

Wow - you have quite a ministry! I love the title of your book and the cover. Very appealing. Your stories are certainly inspiring.

Many blessings to you!

Patti
He Was Never a Cat

Shelby Z. wrote 798 days ago

Exquisite piece of work!!!!!!!!!
I keep coming back to it to read more!
:-)
Good luck with it.

Shelby Z./Driving Winds

chrisq wrote 800 days ago

So many in the church are telling us we need to "relate" to the culture and be "missional" in our contact with the unbelieving world. Seldom do we see someone who does all of those things and is also unashamed to preach the true and genuine Gospel that the Apostles left us.

It's refreshing to see a person do the difficult things Jody does while being true to the charge the Holy Spirit puts on believers to be sure our message reflects that which the Bible clearly teaches. That message is the innocent dying, personal, for the guilty, the true Gospel.

Jesus came to set man free from his sin, and every man is responsible to Him for His sacrifice. Giving someone your Uggs is of no eternal benefit, but telling them you are willing to part with them so you can tell them Jesus' blood can cover their sins? Now that is evangelism and conviction that is lacking in the modern Christian "Kingdom" movement.

bigmouth wrote 804 days ago

I think the idea of a collection of short tales or modern parables to highlight or explain elements of Christian teaching is a good one - it worked quite well for Jesus if I remember correctly. However, if I am honest, I found this to me more about the author recounting a series of good deeds which, though admirable in many ways, did feel a bit like a self-promotional message than anything else. Sorry, but this didn't work for me. A great advert for this particular ministry - look at what we do! - but I cannot see this having wider appeal.

Bria Heart wrote 805 days ago

Totally inspiring!!
Each short story is so real and deep.
I keep reading the chapters to see each one.

Bria Heart <3

wingping wrote 806 days ago

God is good and God is real, again jody he has used you to reach out to people through this wonderful book. What an enjoyable read. :-)

Admirer wrote 806 days ago

I was blessed and encouraged by this book that is so easy to ready and enjoy. I am hoping to have the opportunity to buy it as gifts for friends and family!

Admirer wrote 806 days ago

I was very blessed AND encouraged by this book. It's easy and enjoyable reading that makes you wanna just keep reading more and more of her experiences. I would love to purchase the book as gifts for family and friends!

visioneerbob wrote 807 days ago

Inspiring stories that touch the heart and lift the spirit. When Jody stands before the throne of the Most High God she will surely hear "Well done good and faithful servant."

Anastacia Hawkins wrote 807 days ago

Beautifully written and extremely touching. A delight!

Anastacia Hawkins - MY SWEET LIFE

HBmama2 wrote 807 days ago

I've known Jody for nearly 20 years now, and have witnessed so many miraculous ways God has used her. These stories, amazing as they may sound, are true. Our Lord told us to "Deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him." I think many Christians like the last part of the command, but the first two parts are not as pleasant and we like to avoid them. Jody has faced many adversities in her life, but through the power and grace of Jesus, has just grown stronger and more commited to Christ. She walks the walk of the Christian life, not just talks the talk, and is one of the most amazing women I know. I highly recommend her book and can't wait to see it published and on the bookshelf!

dj4jesus wrote 808 days ago

Everyone should read this book!

dc creations wrote 808 days ago

This is a wonderful book so full of life changing stories. Jody never shys away from sharing what people really need spiritually while meeting their immediate physical needs. She is truly an example to us all of how we can trust God to meet our needs while ministering to others. MAy God bless this undertaking and challenge others to be bold in their faith.

Shawna wrote 808 days ago

This book is very encouraging. It should be published so all can be encouraged. Jody, thank you for showing us how to live out our faith!
Shawna

julie3201 wrote 809 days ago

Very nice book, Jody. I had read quite a bit of it some time back and I do find it inspiring. I think it's wonderful that you take every opportunity to share your faith in Christ. You've done a lot. And it's probably not that you want praise heaped upon you, but rather you want us to understand that God can use our lives too in a powerful way for helping others. Yours is a wonderful testimony. Thank you for sharing that. julie

LoriU wrote 809 days ago

I think this is a wonderful book. It touched my heart. I am looking forward to purchasing it. This book will be very helpful for witnessing.

scottu wrote 809 days ago

Jody is an inspiration. I have heard her say that she wants to be doing the Lord's business when He returns and she always is. These are true accounts of her experiences and she has touched so many lives and been an inspiration to baby Christians (like I was) as well as more experienced Christians. This book would be an excellent witnessing tool and inspirational reading.

MM812 wrote 809 days ago

These story's are encouraging, as well as inspiring... I read many of the stories and so far have loved them all!!

Gao Zuojia wrote 809 days ago

I began reading this book because I got a message that someone else had backed it. I agree with What others have written: Jody is what a Christian should be; she proves her faith through deeds, instead of playing lip service to the tenets. These stories are presented in an entertaining, not preachy, manner. I strongly recommend this work and pray for Jody's success.

ddbug wrote 809 days ago

I've known Jody for 20+ years. The stories she shares are honest accounts of her every day life. She is truly an evangelist at heart, and obedient to His calling. Jody constantly challenges me to step out of my comfort zone and share both the love of Christ and my Uggs with those who are lost and hurting. Will you take the challenge if God asks you to?

Please share this inspiring book with everyone you know!

howard_dianna wrote 810 days ago

I pray those children read God's Word and found the truth.

D. S. Hale wrote 811 days ago

Jody, your stories are awesome! Our Lord is so gracious. The Lord called my husband and I into the ministry, too. I've given away everything for Him. I would love to give my testimony if you want to hear it. it will really inspire you! I've seriously thought about writing it into a book, and maybe I will. We have witnessed miracles like the Israelites from the OT days. We've witnessed healings right before our eyes, I've been visited by an angel (or at least that's what I think!).....just so many things! The Lord truly uses His people if they will allow Him!


I've given you six stars and adding you to my shelf. Great book!
Sincerely,
D. S. Hale
Jessup and the Teleporter

Dianna Lanser wrote 811 days ago

Jody,

From the opening story I was convicted of the choice I made long ago - that I would follow God no matter what the cost. Today you made me think, “Am I holding anything back from you, Lord? Show me… Help me to be obedient.

Told with an open vulnerable heart, your little stories speak volumes of truth and encouragement.

I especially liked number four “Common Ground” How comforting to see God bring you full circle. You used your past difficulties to bring hope to someone who was going through what you had once experienced. When you wrote, “God entrusted Job with these trials because He knew that Job could bear it without giving up his faith in God.” it shed new light on my own troubles. “Thank you, God for believing in me… keep me strong.”

Jody, I read through chapter five and, of course, I wanted to keep going. You have the wonderful gift of loving, and caring, and sharing. You use them well. May God bless you and your ministry. Six stars and a promised backing.

Dianna Lanser
Nothing But The Blood

Shelby Z. wrote 813 days ago

I read some more of this.
I love it!
So Special!!

Shelby Z./Driving Winds

Bria Heart wrote 813 days ago

WHOA!
This an amazing piece of work you have here.
The cover is fun as is the title.
What an inspiring group of stories and scriptures! It really moved me!
I didn't see one mistake in here.
I very much enjoyed the Christmas story on seven or eight I can't remember now. It was very well portrayed.
Grand work you've done with this book.
May God take you far with it.

Bria Heart <3

Mystery Reader wrote 813 days ago

You have a fantastic skill of telling your stories. They are personal and so deep that they hit the heart.
Don't give up!!
I hope your book does well.
God bless you for writing these to encourage and inspire people most of all Christians.

*Reader*

Abralynne wrote 813 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experiences, feelings, and evangelistic attitude with the rest of us! So many times we feel we have to do the BIG things...but a little grace, a little encouragement, and a little smile or hug is all it takes to change someone's day - or life!
Reading these stories makes me want to flash forward and find out what happens next...but instead I will strive to start my own stories, or testimonies for other people.
Good luck Jody, this book is written in a style that will definitely appeal to the younger generation, a huge portion of our population and believers that we cannot afford to ignore. You will definitely fuel their hearts to spark a fire within and carry the word of the Lord to anyone they encounter.

CRJJWS wrote 813 days ago

This a very moving compilation of short stories. Each of the stories have a common thread, Jesus Christ. I love how the writer finds a creative way to meet each individual right where they are and leaves a imprint on their hearts and soul. I would recommend this book to church groups that are looking to evangelize and impact their communities with the good news of the gospel.

Painted Pony wrote 815 days ago

I've read a couple of chapters and am impressed with your ability to draw inspiration out of everyday encounters. I have so wanted to write something along these lines regarding some analogies God has revealed to me through everyday experiences, but am simply too busy trying to finish my novel to do so:) Best of luck with this friend - Highly starred! Ruby

iandsmith wrote 815 days ago

Cool.

Kerry Young wrote 815 days ago

This book is an inspiration to anyone that has a heart for evangelism. At the same time, it challenges those that are praying for boldness!

psoup wrote 815 days ago

This book of 'real life' events and testimony is the natural progression of your relationship with our Lord, and I am confident that He will continue to use you in the area that you are called. And that my friend is evangelism!!! I read your book, and was truly blessed and inspired. Thank you for your bold and generous heart!
<3
PeggySue

Shelby Z. wrote 815 days ago

Very Well written.
I think it is a wonderful put together and written book. Each story is special and full of real life.
I don't know why I haven't read this before now. It is a wonderful book idea.
The cover is creative as is the title.
Wonderfully done!

Shelby Z./Driving Winds

Mystery Reader wrote 815 days ago

I didn't know what to expect from this book.
I found it amazing!
It is so well written with so much heart and depth to it.
Yes, we Christians don't often remember just how special it is to share are faith. We aren't here for us, we are here for HIM!
I love the pitch and most of all the cover. The title is very unique but perfect.
Great work!!
God bless you.

*Reader*

waiting wrote 815 days ago

Jody, as always may you lead by example. This book should ignite with in all of us a desire to challenge ourselves to serve our Lord with all of our hearts, mind, and soul.

Nathan Maki wrote 816 days ago

Wow, Jody,

What an incredible story to inspire the title of your book. As I've worked down the list toward your book I've often wondered, "What does that title mean?" This story will stick with me for sure. I can identify with what you're talking about, doing street ministry. I did that for a good while. Every week I'd buy sandwich meat, two loaves of bread, a pack of cheese, a head of lettuce, and make good ham sandwiches to go hand out downtown. I was young, and it was about 20 bucks a week, but I knew it was worth it. "Inasmuch as ye do it unto the least of these..."

I'm happy to give this book six stars and hope it stays on the top-rated books list for a long time to come. I've got it on my watchlist to back next time I rotate my shelf as well.

God bless you for sharing this inspiring book, and thanks again for backing my book too.

Nathan Maki - A War Within

Bart Jahn wrote 817 days ago

I just finished reading through chapter 11 today. I will try to read some each day to complete the book. This is a very well written book, with some wonderful and powerful Christian truths and lessons for all of us. We all have different personalities...I have found that if I am "prayed up", God will send someone into my path at work or out walking, that has a need that the Holy Spirit can meet through me. The greatest thrill in my life is to be able to share the gospel words of salvation or encouragement to someone. This is a good test for the Authonomy system...your book should be picked up by one of the large Christian publishers. You have a genuine gift for evangelism and a good writing style. God bless you. Bart Jahn

Maria Constantine wrote 818 days ago

Jody, the stories you recount are thought provoking and moving. I like the way you break it up in to short chapters to give the reader time to ponder on what they have just read. The cover looks really good, love the title and the story about the Uggs will stay with me. Maria (Georgina's Family) :)

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