Forever Following

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Psalm 23:6 Today I returned to an old favorite — Psalm 23.  If you haven’t read it in a while, it is chock full of encouragement and hope.  A great book […]

Bull Crap

–conflicts on the outside, fears within.  But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us . . .   II Corinthians 7:5b-6a In John Eldredge’s book, The Beautiful Outlaw he writes about the cunning nature of Jesus during his ministry on earth.  It is definitely a characteristic I’ve rarely associated with Christ and one, quite honestly, difficult […]

Glorious Ruin

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.  The Lord gave and teh Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”  Job 1:21 Suffering is imminent.  Pain exists.  Grief is around the corner — it’s just a matter of time.  I have experienced very little loss in […]

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

Living in freedom is a way of life that comes at a difficult price at times.  Seeing ourselves from a vantage point that bypasses what feels right and flows with the mindset of society does not come natural at best. Tim Keller knows that living in the freedom of dieing to self each day by […]

Satan, You Can’t Have My Children

Going into this book I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say I was a little intimidated by the title.  Afterall, it’s a little “in your face” to satan.  For someone who doesn’t really go after stirring up the pot, I certainly would rather not stir up the darkness.  That’s my flesh talking for sure! […]

Night with a Perfect Stranger

Recently I ran across this book and wasn’t really sure it’s value nor application on my life.  But the one thing I did know was it’s message was something important.  Perhaps that was the Spirit prompting me.  I’m so glad I listened! It took my relationship with Christ and, through this story, linked me with […]