The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith {Book Review}

"God is good, and God is still in control, and God's kingdom is never in trouble." James Bryan Smith, The Good and Beautiful God, p 67. I appreciate the sense of peace and calm carried along through The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows by James Bryan Smith. The … Continue reading The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith {Book Review}

New | The Greatest Gift, Striving, Jobs, Living Well.

This December I read Ann Voskamp's advent devotional called, The Greatest Gift and really enjoyed it. At first I thought I enjoyed it in spite of my burnt out exhaustion with life and striving, but now looking at all my favorite lines in one place I realize i enjoyed it more because of those feelings … Continue reading New | The Greatest Gift, Striving, Jobs, Living Well.

Martin Luther King Jr {19/31 Niches}

1929-1968 "We’ve been in the mountain of war. We’ve been in the mountain of violence. We’ve been in the mountain of hatred long enough. It is necessary to move on now, but only by moving out of this mountain can we move to the promised land of justice and brotherhood and the Kingdom of God. … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr {19/31 Niches}

Mother Teresa of Calcutta {5/31 Niches}

Mother Teresa, (1910 Macedonia - 1997 India) "I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta, … Continue reading Mother Teresa of Calcutta {5/31 Niches}

Quote it.

~~~~~ If we allow other people to tell us what we are and what we are not qualified to do, we will limit what God wants to do with us. We may never get to those who need our help. - Christine Caine, Undaunted. Love is the commitment of my will to your needs and … Continue reading Quote it.

Books for the Journey: the faith-builders

I want to do all of these books justice as I explain what they've meant to me or why I love them. So these posts tend to take a quite a lot of time. I'm going to try to share a selection once every 3 weeks or so to give myself time (theoretically) to prepare … Continue reading Books for the Journey: the faith-builders

24: Strawberry Refreshments

I loved this illustration from "The Ragamuffin Gospel" by Brennan Manning about finding the gift in every moment. I didn't think too much about it as I was reading it today, but it came back to my mind as I was trying to bounce my sleep-resistant baby to sleep this evening. I realized I was … Continue reading 24: Strawberry Refreshments

Day 10: truth and relevance

Today I picked up a book called "Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women" by Carolyn Curtis James off of my mother-in-law's shelf. I'd looked for this book at my library but they didn't have it and I had to get something else. So today when I saw it I knew that would … Continue reading Day 10: truth and relevance