Category Archives: books

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 The 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 … Continue reading

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Screed on Tithing

The question of tithing has come up in my household. Below is a review of the book The Tithe Scam: Christianity’s Biggest Scam. The reviewer’s first few paragraphs were enough for me to get the answer to my tithing question.   Amazon.com … Continue reading

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Pop-up Thoughts about God, Satan’s Biscuits and Other Stuff

What we allow to happen to Israel will happen to us – U.S. You can’t put God on “pause.” If I truly grasped Who and What God is, my head would explode. I don’t have a spiritual life, and a … Continue reading

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What Are You Afraid Of?

I just finished reading Dr. David Jeremiah’s book (Kindle version), What are You Afraid Of? This bumper-sticker idea came to me: “If you do not fear God, sovereign creator of all, then it makes no sense to fear anything else. If … Continue reading

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Learn from a Nosebleed

Three days a week I pump, kick, push up and squat with a group that has been sweating together at the Y, some of us for five years, others joining more recently. The other day, my nose started bleeding. (Too … Continue reading

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Dad’s Been Faking Me Out

The coffee is hot and two slices of homemade lemon pie sit on amber plates. I’m eager for my beloved 80-year-old dad’s visit. After hello hugs, he hands me my copy of The Case for Christ. I’d lent the book … Continue reading

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A Cup of Coffee with Shame, Please

Barb and I were chatting over coffee after working out at the gym. She mentioned that actor Bradley Cooper, who’d played the part of a bipolar person in Silver Linings Playbook, recently won an award. “That movie made me uncomfortable,” … Continue reading

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