Count It All Joy (Book Review)

I thought Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win was John M. Perkins' magnus opus. I was thankful for the wisdom and beauty along with the honesty and heart that Mr. Perkins shared in what appeared to be his last book. I highly recommend that book especially as we are all … Continue reading Count It All Joy (Book Review)

Genuine Community (book review) One thing the last year and a half and counting has shed light on is our anemic view of community, specifically the church. It revealed how many were satisfied by a good conversation or time of prayer in the halls or in a class. Or just chatter after service with those around them or … Continue reading Genuine Community (book review)

Daybook (disclaimer: been awhile edition)

Out my Window: overcast rainy off and on, humid Enjoying: break from writing papers, reading my friend's Daybook, waterfalls, watching 3 crazy zucchini plants that I did not plant grow wild in my non-tended to garden, visits with good friends Listening to/Watching: Finished listening and watching lessons on Acute Stress, Grief, and Trauma and Theories of Counseling now … Continue reading Daybook (disclaimer: been awhile edition)

The Other Half of Church (Book Review) I am fascinated by all things related to the brain and learning. I also love theology. So when I had a chance to review The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation by Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks from Moody Publishing, I jumped at the chance. This was a … Continue reading The Other Half of Church (Book Review)

Freedom Starts Today (Book Review) "A lifetime of freedom is made up of single days." John Elmore's premise for this 90 day devotional for overcoming addiction reminds me of Jesus' words in Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own." Addiction can be an overwhelming mountain … Continue reading Freedom Starts Today (Book Review)