Book Reviews, Christian living, Non-fiction, Religious, Theology

Powerful Thinking – review

Powerful Thinking by Joyce Meyer My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn Powerful Thinking, popular Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer challenges readers to take a deep look at twelve mindsets. Each mindset titles a chapter and is expressed as an affirmation (e.g. ”Mindset One: Because I Am in Christ I Can Do Everything I Need… Continue reading Powerful Thinking – review

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Religious

The Third Grace – review

It’s always a joy to celebrate the coming out of a new book by a fellow Canadian writer. Today is the day we fete Deb Elkink and the re-release of her prize-winning debut novel The Third Grace (originally published in 2011). It comes out with a new cover, but the same rich interior. Here is… Continue reading The Third Grace – review

Book Reviews, Christian living, Memoir, Non-fiction

The Freedom of Dependency (review)

Patricia Mussolum’s little book the Freedom of Dependency packs a big punch as it riffs on an apparent contradiction—how dependency on Jesus leads to a life of freedom. Part testimony, part teaching, part a dare to greater faith and obedience, Mussolum covers a lot of territory. In fourteen brief chapters with intriguing names like “The… Continue reading The Freedom of Dependency (review)

Personal, Prayer, Religious, Theology

Prepare for the End of Your World

"Galaxy" - © 2020 by V. Nesdoly Yesterday a newsfeed headline “How to Prepare Now for the Complete End of the World” caught my eye. I didn’t read the article right away, but it got me thinking. Are we near the “complete end of the world”? The spreading covid19 virus, the doom and gloom of… Continue reading Prepare for the End of Your World

Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Vicarious (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

A few weeks ago an acquaintance sent me a newly published book of her poems. They were simple but beautiful in their first-person expression of praise, love, and gratitude to God—a collection of modern psalms. I reacted to that book like I have to other similar ones, asking myself, why don’t I write more overtly… Continue reading Vicarious (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

#CY365 Photo-Poem Series, Religious

#CY365 Currently reading – Revelation

Last Saturday the #CY365 photo prompt was “Currently Reading.” Two of the books I’m reading are the Bible book of Revelation along with Discipleship on the Edge by Darrell Johnson—a book about Revelation (which two of our pastors are teaching a class of seniors and others on Tuesday afternoons). The teaching sessions and the book… Continue reading #CY365 Currently reading – Revelation

Bible journaling, Bible study, Quotes

A resolution for 2018 #BibleJournaling

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Are you all set for 2018… new calendars up, dreams and goals written down, diet started? Just kidding! It’s early days, I know. Still, it’s not too soon to start thinking about what we want the year ahead to look like. One resolution that hits my list every year is to get… Continue reading A resolution for 2018 #BibleJournaling

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Gratitude (Spiritual Journey First Thursday)

A few weeks ago I attended the Global Leadership Summit (by simulcast). One of the speakers was Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook and author of the book Lean In). This gorgeous young woman looked like she had it all, and had it all together. Then she shared the story of her young husband’s sudden death… Continue reading Gratitude (Spiritual Journey First Thursday)

Bible journaling, Personal, Prayer

Surrounded by songs #BibleJournaling

I’ve found several Bible verses to go along with my 2017 word LISTEN. One is Zephaniah 3:17: “The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Isn’t that beautiful? I had… Continue reading Surrounded by songs #BibleJournaling

Religious

My Master Is My Mentor

My Master Is My Mentor My Master is my mentor. I have more than I need. Master lets me lie motionless in a meadow. He maneuvers me beside melodious streams. He manifests new might in me. He motivates me to do what gives Him the most esteem. I may roam through the midnight valley of… Continue reading My Master Is My Mentor