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If We Make It Home—A Book Review

At the Oregon Christian Writers (OCW) conference this summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Christina Suzann Nelson, author of If We Make It Home. Christina won the OCW Writer of Promise Award, a well-deserved honor. I picked up Christina’s book in … Continue reading

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Practicality Obscures the Divine

During Lent I decided to reread a book that I first read 7 or 8 years ago called The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop. I remember thinking it was a great book the first time I read it and … Continue reading

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Finding God in Grief and Trials

I’ve recently finished reading A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis. I was quite surprised by how quickly I was able to get through its 76 pages plus Foreword and Introduction. Usually Lewis requires one to re-read numerous paragraphs to fully … Continue reading

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Prayer Habits Affect Prayer Quality

On the plane home from San Francisco this past Wednesday, I started rereading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. The last time I read it was 8 or 9 years ago, and I thought it was time to see if … Continue reading

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Are You Good Enough?

I love to read, though I don’t get to spend as much time reading as I would like. I love to read non-fiction and fiction, and have bookcases filled with books in my house. So I’ve decided that one of … Continue reading

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The Relationship Plan, Part 5

I know you’ve heard of Paul — he wrote most of the epistles in the New Testament. And I know you’ve heard of Mark — he wrote one of the four Gospels. But have you ever heard of Barnabas? He’s … Continue reading

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The Relationship Plan, Part 3

We had another terrific adult education class yesterday, building on what we learned in the last two classes, which I blogged about in The Relationship Plan and The Relationship Plan, Part 2. It is all still really about the relationships … Continue reading

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To Following Willingly

Several months ago I wrote about Revelation 3:20 and a painting of Jesus that portrays this verse that hangs in my in-laws house and in my own living room. This is a great verse to ponder in preparation for Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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The Relationship Plan, Part 2

Our second full adult education class was awesome! We learned the next two principles of Jesus’ strategy for sharing the truth of the Gospel and growing the Church from The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman. I wrote … Continue reading

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