Saying Grace

“Many people use the word grace to describe the beautiful appreciation we express to God at mealtime. How often have we said to our families around the dinner table, “Let’s say grace”? Yet how often have we failed to consider what saying grace means? Such a prayer should always be an acknowledgment that it is…

Love One Another, Even When It’s Inconvenient

I have been in Chattanooga the past couple of weeks studying 1 Peter. The book is all about suffering for “doing what is right.” I had a chance to see my ugly heart last night. I don’t like suffering – read this as “I don’t like being inconvenienced in any way.” #firstworldproblems. A new family…

Random Thoughts On Grief

Random thoughts for today as I am studying suffering in 1 Peter. In the short term, the death of our child outweighs everything else in our lives to the point we just don’t care about anything. I did not eat for days. I didn’t care about doing things like getting dressed, cleaning anything, or talking…

My Winter Reading List

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy long books, short books, novels, biographies, historical fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, and collections of folktales and short stories. I love to sit by the fire on cold days curled up with a good book. Here is the list of books I read this winter along with my…

Wedding and Traveling and Other Stuff

You may have noticed I haven’t been posting much. Life is very busy right now! I’ve spent a great deal of time outside working on the new trail to the Back Five, clearing flower beds, planting trees, repairing gutters, and pressure washing just about everything that doesn’t move. I will soon be spreading gravel and…

Book Finished

Yesterday I posted about reading The Kremlin Conspiracy by Joel Rosenberg. I just finished it. And WOW! I can hardly wait for the next book in this series! In the mean time, I just ordered the complete The Twelfth Imamseries. ——- I’m part of the Tyndale Blog Network and received the book free in exchange…

Reading a New Book

I’d forgotten how much I like novels by Joel Rosenberg. I read The Last Jihad, The Last Days, and The Ezekiel Project years ago. I’ve followed his blog http://www.joelrosenberg.com but haven’t read any of his books in a while. Saturday I received The Kremlin Conspiracy in the mail. I’m part of the Tyndale Blog Network…