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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

My Daughter’s Legacy Book Review

My Daughter’s Legacy Book Review

My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns  Clark and Leslie Gould book review. Book info About the book: A thrilling tale of two women longing to follow God’s leading, make the most of second chances, and find true love at last Virginia, 1864 Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. When her widowed mother … 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

Union With Christ Book Review

Union With Christ Book Review

Union with Christ by Rankin Wilbourne book review. Book info About the book: Union with Christ: The Way to Know and Enjoy God (David C. Cook, July 2016) Nothing is more basic or central to knowing and enjoying God than Union with Christ. Have you ever had difficulty connecting what you know to be true … Continue reading

A Beauty Refined Book Review

A Beauty Refined Book Review

A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson book review. A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson    Historical Romance Bethany House What does it take to reveal the true beauty of a hidden gem? Phoebe Von Bergen, the daughter of a German count, is excited to visit America for the first time while her father purchases sapphires … Continue reading

Anchor in The Storm Book Review

Anchor in The Storm Book Review

Anchor in The Storm by Sarah Sundin book review. Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin   Historical Romance Revell In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love? Nothing slows Lillian Avery down—not her personal challenges and certainly not America’s entry into World War II. She finally has a chance to … Continue reading

Come Empty Book Review

Come Empty Book Review

Come Empty: Pour Out Life’s Hurts and Receive God’s Healing Love by Saundra Dalton-Smith book review. Come Empty by Saundra Dalton-Smith     Devotional    Lent is about reflection and drawing closer to your Savior. Prepare your hearts for the coming Lent season with Saundra Dalton-Smith’s Come Empty. Pour out life’s hurts and receive God’s … Continue reading

Chained to Approval

Chained to Approval

We are born not knowing how people operate…how they react…how they love or don’t–we are but a blank slate when it comes to understanding how the people of this planet conduct themselves. We learn–trial and error–as we go along. We pick up behaviors, habits…crutches (idols). Crutches become a way of life–automatic–so deeply ingrained that we … Continue reading

Pain Proceeds Scars, and Scars Proceed Healing

Pain Proceeds Scars, and Scars Proceed Healing

We are a tiny splatter of paint on God’s canvas, and often that wee speck of color is all we get to see of God’s masterpiece. However, God’s paintbrush is always painting completing the picture He planned for His creation. When our little splatter of paint takes the form of pain it’s only natural that we would … Continue reading

Left To Tell

Left To Tell

A few year’s ago I read the book  Left To Tell, Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immacule’e Ilibagize. It was the first time I’d ever heard of the 1994 Rwandan genocide where more than one million people were killed in a hundred-day seige. Tutsi men, woman, and children were viciously slaughtered by machetes, machine-guns, … 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

A is for Accountability

A is for Accountability

Accountability, it’s a fairly simple phenomena, take responsibility for ones actions, but for many it can be as difficult as climbing Mount Everest. Rather than owning up to ones mistakes, failures, and flaws it’s often easier to shift the blame to someone or something else.  Other times it’s simpler to act as if no wrong … Continue reading