Learning to Pray

I struggle with the spiritual discipline of prayer. I’m too easily distracted and my mind tends to wander … a lot. In order to overcome this I read a lot of books on prayer as well as book of written prayers; my favorite being the Valley of Vision. This morning I read this: May my […]

Reviewing Books Just Got a Little Easier

I love to read. I love to read multiple books at the same time. I love to post about what I’m reading, how I’m applying it and a review of almost everything I read on my blog(s). I love to post the best quotes from what I’m reading. Now it just got easier with Crossway’s […]

The Hard Work Of: Being Present

Tell me if you can relate. You are in a social setting by choice. You are with people you care about. You get into a deep conversation with them and then for whatever reason, you check out and miss part of the conversation. It happens easy enough, right? Everyone has their mind wander from time to time, […]

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Web Slinging 7.28.15

Here’s what I’ve been reading as I’ve swung around the web: Church Leaders had a great post on motivation and what kills it. It reads, “Momentum is often a product of motivation.” This post goes on to list several things that can kill motivation. If you are in church leadership, this a good list to […]

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Tweets of the Week 7.27.15

Here are the tweets that caught my attention last week: Jacob Riggs ‏@JacobRiggs  Hard truth: sometimes pastoral ministry is lonely. Rick Warren ‏@RickWarren   In all history, there’s only been one #perfect person and leader, and we nailed him to a cross.The rest of us need grace Ryan Huguley ‏@RyanHuguley  Compassion + Action = Mercy  Compassion – Action= Meaningless […]

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Book Review: Saturate by Jeff Vanderstelt

Thanks to Crossway’s “Beyond the Page” program I got a free iBooks copy of Saturate by Jeff Vanderstelt. In this great book he describes what being a disciple of Christ should look like in everyday life. He wrote this book because: Church has been wrongly defined discipleship only as an event: a Bible study on Wednesday or a […]

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Web Slinging 7.21.15

Here’s what I caught right before I left for vacation as I swung around the web: Jen Thorn wrote on ugly days. She says, “The cross reminds me that Christ paid for those ugly days and purchased for me God’s unwavering love.” This is a short but extremely encouraging post. This is a great post […]

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Tweets of the Week 7.20.15

For those of you who didn’t know, I was on vacation last week. Here a some of the tweets I found before and during (… mostly before): D.A. Horton ‏@da_horton  A prideful person refuses to listen to advice because their arrogance causes them to believe they’re being attacked. Scott Holthaus ‏@scottholthaus  We’re not genuinely worshipping if our […]

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Best Quotes From When I Don’t Desire God: How To Fight For Joy by John Piper

I read this book back in 2004/2005 when it first came out. I needed to be reminded that joy is something I need to fight for in order to retain. It’s seem recently I forgot that and therefore it was time to read this great book again. Here is some of what God revealed to me […]

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Web Slinging 7.7.14

This is my weekly post of things I’ve found helpful as I’ve swung around the web. Redeemer Fellowship‘s elder candidate Jim Fowler started a series of posts on mentorship and isolation. He says, “Sadly, many neglect mentorship and die a slow spiritual death by isolation.” He goes on to list reasons why this can be true. […]

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Learning to Pray

I struggle with the spiritual discipline of prayer. I’m too easily distracted and my mind tends to wander … a lot. In order to overcome this I read a lot of books on prayer as well as book of written prayers; my favorite being the Valley of Vision. This morning I read this: May my […]

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Tweets of the Week 7.6.15

Here are the tweets that caught my attention last week: J.A. Medders ‏@mrmedders  If we aren’t fleeing from idolatry, we are flirting with idolatry. Eugene Peterson ‏@PetersonDaily  Perseverance is not the result of our determination, it is the result of God’s faithfulness. Dane Ortlund ‏@daneortlund  Sin is irrational. propaganda ‏@prophiphop  Dear bored of education http://youtu.be/zDZFcDGpL4U  Paul David Tripp ‏@PaulTripp  Grace […]

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Reviewing Books Just Got a Little Easier

I love to read. I love to read multiple books at the same time. I love to post about what I’m reading, how I’m applying it and a review of almost everything I read on my blog(s). I love to post the best quotes from what I’m reading. Now it just got easier with Crossway’s […]

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