How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to All of Your Life

There’s a tree in my yard that is different than the others. It sits in a row of other trees, very similar in type and size. One of the biggest differences is the color. All of the trees are a good, vibrant green, but this one tree different than the rest is a dull brown... Continue Reading →

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The truth about rest we don’t want to hear (Subversive Sabbath book review)

Rest is a four-letter-word. It is one of those words many of us have an unhealthy relationship with. Some rest too much and, in reality, it is simply laziness. Others rest not enough, and it very quickly becomes workaholism. Leaders are, by nature, driven. It is that same asset that can become a potential liability.... Continue Reading →

Something other than the norm

I am in the process of reading Subversive Sabbath by AJ Swoboda. It is a deeply impactful, practical book. I'm only just past page 50. I suspect there will be more than one blog post that comes out of this. For some time I've been trying to understand more significantly, and experientially, what a biblical Sabbath... Continue Reading →

Transforming Presence book launch

I got to be on another book launch team! It's a little hobby I enjoy doing and enjoy promoting strong messages from the authors that I think others need to hear as well. This specific book is called Transforming Presence by Daniel Henderson. I received a free book from Moody Publishers for review. Here's my review:... Continue Reading →

Joyful Obedience

True faith in Jesus Christ should result in joyful obedience to the whole Word of God (not just the parts we like, or the parts taken out of context that embolden us to live and say and do anything we want). Joyful obedience looks like growing in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,... Continue Reading →

Dangerous Good book review

"What do you call a wave of men who meet the demand for life-givers versus destroyers, blessings to humanity versus curses, redeemers versus villains? They are called the dangerous good" (p 185). There is something deep within a man that Kenny Luck calls to. There is this deep desire to do something that matters, to... Continue Reading →

Finding the Love of Jesus book review

I think I picked this book up by accident. I chose to read and review it based on the title because I had recently read The Forgotten Jesus. That book was all about understanding the Jewishness of Jesus and connecting the New Testament with the Old Testament, seeing how Jesus Christ fulfilled the Old Testament Prophets.... Continue Reading →

Parents Rising book review

Parenting is not for the faint of heart. I've only been a parent for just over a year and a half, but I am able now to better understand the commitment and sacrifice it takes to be a good parent. Technology and the culture around us don't make this any easier, either. It seems like... Continue Reading →

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