last updated August 16, 2019 I was surprised to learn from a parent in my congregation that sometimes her young children would repeat phrases from my prayers at church in their own prayers before bed. On Sunday mornings when we thought they weren't paying attention to worship--when they were looking at a kids' book, or … Continue reading Teaching Children to Pray
When I first heard the title of Amy Simpson's latest book, I was immediately intrigued: Blessed Are the Unsatisfied: Finding Spiritual Freedom in an Imperfect World (InterVarsity Press, 2018). Of course, our world is imperfect. And who wouldn't want to find spiritual freedom? But how does that relate to being unsatisfied, and where is the blessing … Continue reading Blessed Are You Who Live Intentionally Unsatisfied
What does it mean to be beautiful? Is beauty only for sunsets, flowers, and fine art? Is beauty only for the model on the cover of the fashion magazine? Is beauty reserved for women, or can a man be beautiful too? These were the questions I brought to Lee Wolfe Blum's new book, Brave is … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be Beautiful?
Last year, I joined the Redbud Writers Guild, which envisions "a vibrant and diverse movement of Christian women who create in community and who influence culture and faith." So far I've only met one Redbud in person, so for me the community is mainly a virtual one, but I'm gradually getting to know some of the … Continue reading Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives
To celebrate the recent publication of Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity, today I'm posting a brief excerpt and holding a giveaway. To enter the draw for a free copy of Spark, please leave a comment at the end of this article and/or share on social media and let me know. I'll do a random draw on … Continue reading Interested in a Free Book? Enter the Spark Giveaway
I first met Vivian Mabuni online, and have been blessed by her encouraging presence and her personal story of faith. Vivian joined staff with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) 25 years ago, and currently serves as part of Cru’s Asian American ministry. in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm pleased to host Vivian on … Continue reading Warrior in Pink: A Story of Cancer, Community, and the God Who Comforts
This slide is from another great FREE resource from Logos Bible Software. 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans is May's free book of the month, which includes quotes on slides, related Scripture references and preaching themes.
I got started on Logos with a complementary copy at a time when there weren't as many resources available for free online. If I were starting now, I would also start with the free version.