• The Waiting Place

    The Waiting Place Learning to Appreciate Life’s Little Delays By Eileen Button Published by Thomas Nelson I loved it! I have to admit, I started reading The Waiting Place with a bit of a critical attitude.  After reading the book description, I had formed the idea that this book was going to consist of a collection of inspirational stories surrounding the “waiting” theme.  It sounded a little like just another themed devotional, but probably worth my while. However, once into the first chapter or two, I was pleasantly surprised to be reading more than another devotional.  The Waiting Place is more a collection of essays relating the author’s life story…

  • Sifting

    Just wanted to remind you that there isn’t anything you go through that hasn’t already been sifted through God’s hands. Yes, some things are consequences of our own decisions. Some things are consequences of other people’s decisions. Some are for our own … sifting. But it is He who allows it all. In some way it will all make you stronger as you depend on and follow Him through it! And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your…

  • Lead. Serve. Love.

    Lead. Serve. Love. 100 Three-Word Ways to Live Like Jesus By Gregory Lang Pub by Thomas Nelson As cute and lovely on the inside as it is on the outside. In Lead. Serve. Love., author Gregory Lang has complied an excellent list of “100 Three-Word Ways to Live Like Christ.”  Each of the one hundred chapters presents, and briefly discusses, a unique three-word phrase that encourages the reader to not only live more Christ-like, but to to dig into God’s Word for themselves for their ultimate encouragement. Lang introduces each three-word phrase, followed by a brief explanation with practical suggestions, and supported by relevant Biblical scripture references. This sweet little…

  • Max On Life

    Max On Life: Answers and Inspiration for Today’s Questions By Max Lucado Pub by Thomas Nelson A collection of responses, based on Biblical truths, to a collection of questions Lucado has received through the years.  Each of the 172 questions, though addressed individually, is grouped into one of seven categories.  Each category is self-descriptively titled, and comprises a separate chapter:    Hope – God, Grace and “Why am I here?” Hurt – Conflicts, Calamaties, and “Why me?” Help – Prayer, Scripture, and “Why church?” Him/Her – Sex, Romance, and “Any chance of a second chance?” Home – Diapers, Disagreements, and “Any hope for prodigals?” Haves/Have-Nots – Work, Money, and “Where’s…

  • God’s Promises for the American Patriot

    God’s Promises for the American Patriot By Richard Lee, Jack Countryman Pub by Thomas Nelson God’s Promises for the American Patriot, by Richard Lee and Jack Countryman, is a reminder that not only was America founded upon, but is infused with, Christian principles. Chapter after chapter presents examples of Christian leadership in the founding of our country, as well as it’s continuance throughout it’s history. Lee and Countryman have provided a look at how great an impact the Word of God has had on America as a nation. The view is provided through the lens of a compilation of histories of individual leaders, along with impacting ideas, documents, people groups,…