Union with Christ: A Completely New Identity

“But no, the people are like crafty merchants selling from dishonest scales— they love to cheat. Israel boasts, “I am rich! I’ve made a fortune all by myself! No one has caught me cheating! My record is spotless!”” Hosea 12:7-8 NLT  “I took care of you in the wilderness, in that dry and thirsty land. …

How to Get Moving – Begin Abiding!

In today’s My Utmost For His Highest, Oswald Chambers demands we “Get Moving – Begin to Abide Now!” This sounds so counter-intuitive! “Get moving . . . Begin to abide now!” Chambers says we’re to “Abide in Me”— in intellectual matters, in money matters, in every one of the matters that make human life what …

REVIEW: Imprisoned With ISIS – Faith in the face of evil by Petr Jasek

All Christians should read this book. Western Christians MUST read this book. Hebrews 13:3 says, “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” As. If. You . . .  We don’t like to talk much about being …

Book Review: Unfinished:Believing is only the Beginning, by Richard Stearns

In July, 2009, I said Richard Stearns’ first book, “The Hole in our Gospel:What does God Expect of Us?” was an amazing read, calling Christians to accountability. Stearns’ latest book, “Unfinished” takes up where “A Hole in our Gospel” left off. While the first book talked of the missing pieces of the Gospel, Unfinished shows us …

Why Does Writing Need to be Done Well?

Carol Tice’s post today has inspired me to formally comment here on my own blog! I’ve been writing for over 30 years and have quite a few published pieces. Most of my writing has been done in the context of my business, where I’ve written collection letters, marketing collateral and prospecting letters, along with all …

Book Review: Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker

Interrupted: An Adventure in Relearning the Essentials of Faith by Jen Hatmaker My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a good read, if you’re looking to have your thinking challenged and not afraid to face up to the reality of your own self-centeredness. What particularly struck me was how Jen and Brandon articulated MY …

Book Review: Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold

Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold by Bryan Clay My rating: 4 of 5 stars Who besides Bryan’s prayer warrior mother dared to dream and trust God that he would turn from living as a drinking, fighting, selfish and self-destructive, insecure-but-arrogant young man? Redemption, Bryan Clay’s autobiography …