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World View Book Review

World View Book Review

World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life by Marvin Olasky book review World View by Marvin Olasky Spiritual Growth New Growth Press How could our world be different if Christians were recognized for not only speaking the truth, but also demonstrating mercy? What would our lives be like if we reacted to … Continue reading

Secrets Book Review

Secrets Book Review

Secrets: A True Story of Addiction, Infidelity, and Second Chances by Jonathan Daugherty book review. Secrets by Jonathan Daugherty   Marriage/Addiction New Growth Press Everyone has a secret or two—areas of their life they would rather not share with the general public. But Jonathan Daugherty had a life-altering, relationship-ending secret that he wanted to keep … Continue reading

The Mark of the King Book Review

The Mark of the King Book Review

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green book review. Book info About the book: The Mark of the King (Bethany House, January 2017) Sweeping historical fiction set at the edge of the continent After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile … Continue reading

Miscarried Joy Book Review

Miscarried Joy by Tanika Fitzgerald book review. Book info About the book:   Miscarried Joy: Moving Beyond Incredible Pain to Extraordinary Faith (Nyreepress Publishing, October 2016) Faith over fear. Patience over frustration. Pain with a purpose. In Miscarried Joy, Tanika transparently shares her deeply personal and disappointing experiences of losing her babies due to miscarriage. There … Continue reading

The Loyal Heart Book Review

The Loyal Heart Book Review

The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray book review. Book info About the book: The Loyal Heart (Zondervan, July 2016) Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places. Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate … Continue reading

Hunting Hope Book Review

Hunting Hope Book Review

Hunting Hope by Nika Maples book review.   Hunting Hope by Nika Maples   Spiritual Growth Worthy Publishing Dig through the darkness to find the light. Author Nika Maples offers a dash of hope in Hunting Hope to those who think all is lost. When you can’t see any hope in a season of difficulty, … Continue reading

Have You Ever Looked Pain In The Eye?

Have You Ever Looked Pain In The Eye?

Have you ever looked pain in the eye? Without a doubt you have–this brokenness that hides, but becomes visible in one’s eyes. Yes, it’s hidden behind bright smiles, infectious laughter, and words of  I’m Great!, Things have been a little hectic, but I’m fine, and I’m going to be okay once things slow down–but things … Continue reading

The Weeds of Sin

The Weeds of Sin

The weeds of sin grow up in my heart–it’s a constant battle, cutting them out. They always return as all weeds do–oh, how, I wish they wouldn’t but over and over they grow back. It’s even more frustrating when it’s the same old weeds–the very ones I just repented of and asked forgiveness for. A judgmental … Continue reading

Depression

Depression

The World Health Organization estimates that about 121 million people worldwide suffer from depression; in the United States alone there are 14.8 million people who are afflicted with this illness. When one lives in a fallen world is it any wonder that so many people suffer from this disorder? Day after day the news keeps us apprised … Continue reading

Wounded Spirits

Wounded Spirits

It’s an age old problem…the strong picking on the weak. It’s called bullying and it results in wounded spirits. We all agree it’s wrong to heckle, harass, torment, mock, hit, punch, name call…bully another human being. We make commercials about bullying, we write books about bullying, and we even seek Dr. Phil’s advice on how … Continue reading

Words Are Powerful

Words Are Powerful

Words are easily spoken, they fall from our lips with little thought to future consequences, but once articulated they can’t be retrieved. They have the potential to impact social injustice, forthcoming laws, budgets, the start of a war or end to one and ultimately life and death. The tongue can bring death or life; those … Continue reading

Fear’s Icy Fingers

Fear’s Icy Fingers

When the icy fingers of fear wrap tightly around our hearts and begin to squeeze we become frozen…captive…paralyzed unable to move forward–stunting our growth and keeping us from reaching our potential. There’s an unlimited supply of things human’s fear–spiders, heights, change, rejection, confrontation, other people’s opinions, and the list goes on. I think it’s safe … Continue reading

Humility

Humility

How do we clothe ourselves in humility? How do we put on humility when we live in a world that applauds rising to the top, winning, and being the best–climbing the ladder to stardom?   “Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as humility.” –Jonathan Edwards We begin telling our children almost … Continue reading

A Frozen Heart

A Frozen Heart

In this life pain and suffering will not pass over anyone’s door-frame. They’s no way to insulate ourselves against disappointments, unkind words, and the agony of a broken heart. As long as we are a resident of this earth we will endure hardships. It’s how we walk through these calamities that matter. How we persevere…because … Continue reading