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 →

The allure of independence

There is something desirable about independence. Our daughter, Aliya, is walking now. She is no longer dependent upon her mother or I to carry her. She has more independence because she can take herself from one place to another. That’s one marker of independence. Another marker is getting your first set of car keys. Even... Continue Reading →

Care for your soul by caring for your body

I'm a big proponent of exercise. I purchase clothes just for the purpose of getting them sweaty, dirty, and torn up. I put my workouts into my calendar and have an overflowing Evernote notebook dedicated to keeping track of my workouts and progress. I have multiple apps on my phone related to exercise, running, and... Continue Reading →

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