Muslims, Christians…what’s happening, what do we do?

Please take about 40 minutes to listen to Greg Livingstone give us a new perspective on what is happening today. In addition to other facts and insights, he says that the 21st century has seen the greatest turning of Muslims to Christianity in all of history. You will feel hopeful. (Which is not how I feel after watching the news on TV.)

Jump up to 3:30 to hear Greg.

Muslims and Christians…what’s not told on the news

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“You’re Welcome!” (not)

traffic-sign-6617_640Traffic is heavy, moving like a dried up earthworm.

Good Christian that I am, I flash my lights to signal to the driver in the crossroad that he can enter the main highway, even though I have the right of way.

He pulls in line in front of me.

No wave. No nod. No “thank you” gesture whatsoever.

“You’re welcome!” I shout snarkily within the cone of silence that is my car.

So, um, my motivation for letting the driver in had nothing to do with showing reverence for Jesus, but everything to do about my need to be thanked.

Forgive me, driver. Forgive me, Jesus.

Matthew 20: 26 “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,1 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave-28 just as the Son of Man2 did not come to be served, but to serve,3 and to give his life as a ransom4 for many.”

Thank you, Jesus.

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Good Book FREE: Confessions of a Prayer Slacker

Confessions of a Prayer Slacker deserves all the 5-star reviews it’s getting.

At the moment, the Kindle version is FREE.

The tone is humorous and approachable. Never preachy, yet backed with solid knowledge and scripture.

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Silly Little Love Songs

man-198961_640“Why sing love songs that are so idealistic that they can only find fulfillment in Jesus? Why not just sing about Jesus Christ?” Donna Cori Gibson.

Like Donna, I’ve noticed that a great number, if not a majority, of mainstream songs, books and movies in the Western/ developed world feature the quest for LOVE.

This worldly portrayal of our desire warps our expectations, impacts where we search for love and distorts what we think love is.

The desire for LOVE is in us because we are made in the image of God. Loving God before all other loves makes loving flawed humans possible. At least that’s what I’ve experienced.

Thank you, Jesus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsfR5Ucl2PQ&index=4&list=PLhGLS-7PRCnDHiTlFbo5zaR3jisO3n12j

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In Heaven We Will….

….serve God perfectly.

Amen!

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Get Knocked Conscious with Relentless Love

I’m selective about which books I read..and am so happy to recommend Relentless Love.

It’s easy for me to read words but not pay attention to their meaning. It happens with fiction, non-fiction, instruction manuals…you name it. I can slip into reading any genre with mindlessness and disinterest, as though the passages say, “Length times width times height equals boredom.”

Not so with Relentless Love.  This book knocks me CONSCIOUS. When I read, actually read the words and the meaning, I’m astounded and transformed further.

Who would I be if I believed, down to my very core, that my slate has been wiped clean for good? And you?

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Five Stars and Two Thumbs up for (FREE!) Memoir

I’m hyper-selective about which books I read..and am so happy to recommend “Trees Tall as Mountains” by Rachel Devenish Ford

tree-359410_640The story is engaging, funny, serious, raw and well-written. The author is relatable, intelligent, creative and gently, yet firmly God-centered.  She shares her self, her life, worries and victories with us.

Women will probably enjoy the book more than men, as a lot of the scenes are familial, from a mommy’s point of view. (However, numerous references to her “Superstar” husband might be of interest to men. The Superstar did write one chapter.) Non-Christians who fear evangelism can enjoy the book also. Rachel never preaches. She’s real. And flawed. Like you and me.

It’s free on Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/Trees-Tall-Mountains-Journey-Writings-ebook/dp/B00DO7Y3Y0

 

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