Are we striving so hard to be remembered? To be noticed? To be important? To leave our mark on this world? Do we matter? Does anyone see us?
Those are questions that are posed… and answered in this book. It caused some real thought on my part. I hope it will do the same for you.
The Significant Life: Overcoming Your Fear of Being Unnoticed and Forgotten by George M Weaver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Continue reading
There are seasons that we all walk through that can make us think…. WHAT!?!?!?!?! This isn’t how it’s supposed to be… what on earth is going on… you know what I’m talking about, we’ve all had them. Well that’s what’s been going on around here for a number of weeks. To say that the crazy is off the charts… well that would be an understatement.
But… GOD is HIS infinite wisdom – which astounds me hour by hour – knew what was headed my way… and somehow this little book – What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days by Holley Gerth – dropped into my life when I needed my soul refreshed and my heart encouraged. It truly has been a blessing. I would encourage you to pick it up for yourself or for that person that may just be having a WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?! going on in their life. Continue reading
Radically Normal by Josh Kelley –
You Don’t Have To Live Crazy To Follow Christ
Truer words were never spoken. How often do we really wonder if we are “doing enough”… “good enough”… “sacrificing enough”… “suffering enough… are we even enough? I’ll be honest, I wonder that at times. I wonder if I’m supposed to be doing more, studying more, praying more, giving more, more more more. Should I not watch that hour of television in order to pray more? Am I too radical… not radical enough? Sometimes it’s all too much.
Am I missing the joy of the journey that God has set before me in order to make sure that I’m 10000% ready for the “grand prize”. Continue reading
Are you ready to transform history? This is the HUGE question that is posed by author, William L Ford III, in his book “Created for Influence“.
This is a powerful book that doesn’t pull any punches. I knew from the first page of the first chapter that I was in for an interesting and challenging read.
“Abdicating our responsibility of preserving the customs, institutions and general moral conscience that prevent a society from decaying will leave the culture to rot all around us. At times the Church stares in sickened fascination at what is decaying, longing for the Rapture, as God — and even creation– longs for our Savior to be manifest on the earth through us.” Created for Influence page 17. Continue reading
Over the years, I’ve been known to purchase and attempt to complete several Bible Study’s. I’ve not been very sucessful at it. I’m not sure the reason, but my typical pattern is to be gung-ho for the first week, with my attention waning somewhere around the beginning of week 2. Now, I’m not saying that I haven’t completed any… but I’m best when I am part of a group study. Not so good on my own.
So I wondered when I agreed to review this 4-week Bible study, if I would be able to finish it and be able to give an honest and truthful review for the author. Well… Praise Jesus! Yes. I finished it! I loved this study. I was sad to see it end. I truly did wish that there were a few more weeks worth of study. I do hope the author is working on her next study… she is truly gifted!
Check it out, I think you’ll be blessed as I was. Continue reading
Love. Period.: Loving Those Who are Not Like You by Rudy Rasmus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“What would happen if we truly loved those who are different from us in race, background, abilities, gender, economic status, identity, or physical condition? How would our communities change if we stopped being afraid of those who don’t fit our definition of “loveable”? How would our hearts find greater joy if we acknowledged the risk of living without conditions – and did it anyways?”
Read this and let your imagination run away with the beauty of the words….
“….. God’s display of talent is nothing short of supernatural. He put on the original magic show.
With a spoken thought the Creator turned an infinite void into an ever-expanding universe. Giving voice to His own imagination. He ignited the inferno of countless stars and sent worlds spinning into orbit. Like an inspired painter doodling on a three-dimensional canvas. He sketched out continents and colored in the oceans. Then, with mere words, God brought life — to Life!
“Grass, please.” And with the echo of His voice, a carpet of green covered the world. Continue reading
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The news is negative. The enemy is pulling out all the stops because his time is short. Christians need to take a deep breath and focus on the things of the Spirit. (CreationSwap/Paul Burger)
Look at your life. Life is hard. Look at the news. In our fallen, sinful world, evil swirls about like a violent dust devil, clouding the air of absolute truth and muddying the waters of pure grace that flow to eternal life through Christ Jesus. Continue reading
“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble” PS 46:1
It struck me as I was reading this the other day that God IS… it does not say that God “was”… it says…. God “IS”. God is not past tense. He is with us today, just as He was with Adam, Moses, Abraham, and Isaac… all the saints that have gone before us. He is present and available to you and me just as He always has been throughout all eternity. It continues to boggle the mind that the same God that walked with Adam in the cool of the evening in the Garden (Genesis 3:8), is that same God that “IS” today.
God IS our REFUGE…
He is our safe place, hiding place, our shelter from danger, our shelter from the storms. He is our safe haven, our sanctuary. I found this definition interesting… a place to flee Back To. Interesting… “Back To” suggests that I’ve been there before and I can go there if I need???
God IS our REFUGE and STRENGTH…
Strength is not just physical power. It is also defined as courage, authority and influence. It is the inherent capacity to endure. It is also a stronghold or fortress. I know that everything is under Him; He has authority over all. I know that nothing can hurt me, attack me, or remove me from the REFUGE I seek in Him. He is our stronghold … our fortress. Continue reading
The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind Expanded Edition: Access to a Life of Miracles by Bill Johnson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Many Christians believe in miracles, but they are not accessing the supernatural as a way of life. Is this you? Are you ready to experience the miraculous lifestyle that Jesus made available to you because of the Cross? Your access to a lifestyle of signs, wonders, and miracles starts by changing the way you think.”
The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind is an interesting book. The author, Bill Johnson, presents the reader with biblical references as to how we Christians living in today’s world can access the same healing power and grace that the Apostles and Jesus himself had while they walked this earth. This book is an interesting read with a large number of stories of folks that have accessed this power by transforming their minds and walk in a life of miracles.
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