Getting Back to Normal?

How many times have you heard, thought, or said the words, “When things get back to normal–“? Are you hoping things will change before you start a new project? Are you just sitting back and waiting for things to get back to normal before you make any new commitments? Though we may be living withContinue reading “Getting Back to Normal?”

If God Had Chosen Quarantine by P.M. Gilmer

If God Had Chosen Quarantine What if God had chosen to quarantine Himself (as the agnostics would have us believe)? To be isolated from the virus of man, to keep a social and moral and holy distance from Heaven to earth, (six feet, six miles–it may as well be a million of either), then whatContinue reading “If God Had Chosen Quarantine by P.M. Gilmer”

Your Story Matters–Leslie Leyland Fields

  I have often considered writing “my story,” my testimony, something to leave to my children. Several weeks ago, my pastor encouraged us as a congregation to do that very thing. Write down your story. Why? Because it is your testimony of God’s power in your life. No one can argue with your story, discountContinue reading “Your Story Matters–Leslie Leyland Fields”

Frances Ridley Havergal Her Death

Like a river glorious, is God’s perfect peace; Over all victorious, in its bright increase. In a previous post, I wrote of the accomplishments of Frances Havergal and the way she sought to glorify the Lord in all she did. Now, I will recount some of the account concerning her death. Havergal suffered ill healthContinue reading “Frances Ridley Havergal Her Death”

Leap Over A Wall by Eugene H. Peterson–Book Review

Eugene Peterson is best known for his translation of the Bible published in 2002 when Peterson was seventy years old. He spent many years before then as a college professor (teaching Hebrew and Greek), then a small-town pastor but became known all over the world with the publication of “The Message: The Bible in ContemporaryContinue reading “Leap Over A Wall by Eugene H. Peterson–Book Review”

O For A Thousand Tongues Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, hymn writer extraordinaire, is credited with writing thousands of hymns and for the hymn, “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”, he wrote eighteen stanzas. Wesley was inspired to write the hymn by a comment made by Peter Boehler. “If I had a thousand tongues, I would praise Christ with them all.” HeContinue reading “O For A Thousand Tongues Charles Wesley”

Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards

I subscribed to the magazine Christianity Today and one of the features I look forward to every year is their list of book awards. (No real surprise there). I invariably find, not only books I’ve never heard of, but also authors.  Not just the authors of the books, but also the reviewers who usually have theirContinue reading “Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards”

Crossing the Waters by Leslie Leyland Fields

What first grabbed me about Crossing the Waters is the subtitle: Following Jesus through the storms, the fish, the doubt, and the seas. Fields, originally from New Hampshire, married a fisherman in Alaska changing her life completely as they built a house on a small island, raised children and caught fish. Not sugar-coating anything, Fields sharesContinue reading “Crossing the Waters by Leslie Leyland Fields”