A Closer Walk: Sometimes You Need A Real Friend

We have all encountered Job’s “friends.” You know, those would-be comforters with their Biblical counsel that cuts like a knife. But sometimes you need a real friend, like it or not.   I’m not talking about the, “Hey, how the heck are you?” kind of friend you see once in a blue moon. No, I’m…

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A Closer Walk: Where Do You Take Your Anger and Hurt?

What do you do when the One you trusted to always take care of you, always be there for you, let’s you down? Where do you take your anger and your hurt?   You realize you’re adrift, because the One you really need to talk to about everything, is the very One you are convinced has…

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Women Who Move Mountains: Not The Status Quo!

Women Who Move Mountains kind of blew my doors off. I mean, if you’re looking for the status quo in books on prayer, this is NOT it.   Sue Detweiler has written a book with a fresh new approach to an old problem in the church—namely our prayerlessness! When I read a book on prayer, frankly…

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Rejection, Heartache and a Faithful God by Lysa Terkeurst

 No person’s rejection of me can ever exempt me from God’s love for me.“ A Gut-Honest Look at Love.” That was the title of my first blog post of this year. Based on 1 Corinthians 13, I wrote, “Love isn’t what I have the opportunity to get from this world, love is what I have…

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A Closer Walk: That First Faint Whisper

I remember after my accident the first faint whisper God spoke. I sat every day in the ashes of my burned-down-life, not sure if I even wanted to recover from all the devastation I saw. A weariness had enveloped me that was beyond anything I had ever experienced before. That place, right in the middle of…

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A Closer Walk: Storms That Shipwreck Our Beliefs

I didn’t believe anything could shipwreck my beliefs but I had never been in a storm like this one. If I were to say that my doctors didn’t take my response to their diagnosis well—that would be putting it mildly. These guys were men of science.   They thought my faith was absurd! I was told in…

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North Vietnam: Under The Cover of Light

Under The Cover of Light was a difficult book for me to read. I mean, Vietnam was my war. Guys from my graduating class of 1969 were signing-up for military service before they finished their senior year! And yes, I will never forget the funerals that took place in our little town.   Vietnam was…

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C. S. Lewis: Thoughts On Books and Reading

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was arguably the most influential Christian thinker of his time, and his thought has long outlasted him.  It would be difficult indeed to find someone who has had more influence than Lewis on the modern classical education renewal.  From his great works of fiction (The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent…

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