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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

Counseling Under the Cross Book Review

Counseling Under the Cross Book Review

Counseling Under the Cross by Bob Kellermen book review. Counseling Under the Cross exalts our Lord Jesus Christ. Bob Kellemen’s exploration of Luther’s ministry has enlarged my appreciation for Luther and given me a new perspective on him as a pastoral counselor. The title of the book, Counseling Under the Cross, speaks volumes and reminds us of … Continue reading

Curious Faith Book Review

Curious Faith Book Review

Today I want to share with you a brand new book that was just released March 1…Curious Faith by Logan Wolfram. Four year’s ago I had never heard of Logan Wolfram. That all changed, however, in the fall of 2012 when I decided to give this blogging thing a try. I had very little knowledge … Continue reading

When God Plans Our Steps…

When God Plans Our Steps…

Busy, overwhelmed, exhausted, burnt-out, and stressed have become the normal responses to the question, “How are you?” The nightly news reports that an “epidemic of stress” is infiltrating people of all walks of life. Stress has no bias, all humans are at risk of falling prey to this “epidemic” and that includes Christians. Stress may … Continue reading

Rest Is Essential

Rest Is Essential

The word “rest” brings to mind: peace, tranquility, calm, and refreshment. A time of slow, quiet, rejuvenation for one’s body, mind, and soul. Essential for the human body. “True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body: nourishment and refreshment. — William Penn God created … Continue reading

Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Is it possible to rest when perfectionism shadows one–day and night? Perfectionism is striving for perfection–flawlessness, no spot or wrinkle.   Perfectionism is an unattainable goal, and yet, a perfectionist believes anything less than perfection is wrong… worthless…without value. Perfectionist set impossible standards for themselves and those they interact with. Perfectionist are overly critical and … Continue reading

Exhale–breathe in Canada!

Exhale–breathe in Canada!

Last autumn, my oldest daughter (13) announced after she’ed finished reading the Canadian West series by Janette Okes that she wanted to go to Canada–she wanted to see the wilderness that the pen had described so beautifully. She began to dream about someday making a trip to Canada and seeing for herself all that was … Continue reading

Seasons Of Substitution

Seasons Of Substitution

Day in and day out our minds are inundated with information–opinions, facts, lies, and truths. Everywhere we go information is being thrown at us sometimes subtly others times through a bullhorn–billboards, magazines, phones, newspapers, television sets, computers, and the list goes on. Therefore, we must filter what our eyes, ears, and minds take in and … Continue reading

Happy New Years 2014

Happy New Years 2014

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Benjamin Franklin. I’m a planner by nature and I’ve often quoted this verse, however, as we start a new year and begin making our plans I believe it’s prudent that I add a caution.  All these plans (goals) that we enthusiastly begin to schedule will quickly … Continue reading