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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

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

Women of Christmas

Women of Christmas

For the last several years I’ve really struggled with Christmas; because Christmas seems to be shrouded in materialism…rather than Christ. Sales and Stuff!Stores shout sales and papers ring discounts and commercials promote spending (always spending)…and I wrestle with how to keep Christ in Christmas. This time of year can become a three ring circus if … Continue reading

The Man in Red

The Man in Red

What do we really know about this mythical character named “Santa Claus”? When one stops and thinks about this guy dubbed “Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Santa Claus” one quickly concludes that there’s a lot of things missing from his story. But here’s what we do know: he sports a long white beard, has a twinkle … Continue reading

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

My four blessings are gifts from the Lord–His gifts are always Good! He has given my husband and I a child for each season. Our youngest is our spring baby. Today we celebrate her 11th birthday. She was delivered safely in a hospital unlike her older brother who made his arrival in our Venture van. She … Continue reading

Rosette Stone

Rosette Stone

Season’s Greetings, my friend! I’m excited you stopped by. I hope you will visit often! I’m reposting–100th Post-How It Came To Be–I wrote it the first of September. It’s the Rosetta Stone of how I started writing/blogging. I believe my writing is a gift from God; when I say gift I mean, a gift, to … Continue reading

Blue Jay’s Message

Blue Jay’s Message

Limb after limb the blue jay hops. His feathers a flash of blue as he journeys from here to there. Could he be counting the gifts from above? Leaves of changing color beneath his tiny feet. Ground washed in a coloration of beauty. Sky of blue above his head. Acorns wearing caps, plentiful to gather … Continue reading