Monday, March 22, 2010

Reading opportunity

If anyone enjoys reading books by Jane Kirkpatrick, I have a new copy of An Absence so Great. If you like I will give it to you, if you will write a short review of it.

Let me know if you would like a copy. The review must be finished by April 2.


Liz Curtis Higgs ~ Here Burns My Candle

"Here Burns My Candle" was a wonderful combination of the book of Ruth and a fictional story set in Scotland. Liz told the story of Ruth and Naomi in a way which brought their story to life. It was obvious Liz did a great deal of research, Biblical as well as historical. For me, this helped the book become more alive.

At times Liz used Scottish dialect in order to enhance the story. I will warn you, you will have to use the glossary which was thankfully put in at the end of the book. The book is long, over 450 pages, and at times, it could get a little slow.

In the end, it’s a powerful story about a widowed mother in law, her two sons and their wives. There is war, there is worship of a pagan God, there is questioning of God’s plan and purpose. There is conflict, yet in the end, God’s love rules supreme. If you like Liz Curtis Higg’s books, you will certainly like this one.

You can purchase this book at . . .

This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Zachary's writings

Last night, after returning from Alabama, Zachary was still up and I went into his room, and he showed me what he was doing. He had just finished writing some thoughts, below is what he was writing. It sounds like parts of some songs, but he put them together.

If you can't read this, this is what Zachary wrote . . .

I try to be as Christ-like as possible. Even though it’s impossible, I do my best. I really do. More than anything the Holy Spirit got hold of me. I find that the closer I get to Christ, the better I feel. I have a purpose, everything I have, everything I’ve been given, comes from the Lord. I want to do the best I can with them, and then remember that He let’s me do this. He’s given me the opportunity to do things with the ability He’s given me. I shouldn’t take any credit.

I was impressed and proud!!

Sweet Home Alabama

The boys and I just returned from Alabama after the death of Debbie's dad. His illness and death were sudden, it's a relief he did not suffer much, but there was no time for Debbie and her family to really say good-bye. I feel badly for Debbie, although she was able to get to Alabama before he died.

Now comes the difficult part for her and her sister and brother; as they go through his belongings. Since none of them live within 450 miles (we live the closest) they are going through and making decisions on who gets what and what to do with everything. Gladly, they have been in agreement on the major decisions since he died, which makes a stressful process more bearable.

Keep them in your prayers.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Joshua Drumming

Click on the title to watch Joshua play his drums at the school talent show.

He's pretty good, in my opinion, especially for a kid who is not taking lessons.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A great 30 second sermon

What do you think about this . . . ?

Giving: From A Child's Perspective from NewSpring Media on Vimeo.

I think it's great to see giving from a child's perspective.

What is your perspective on giving?

To watch the video, click on the header title.

Beer and Bible

So, what do you think about these guys and their ministry?

They are planting a church in a town in Utah where it is 80% Mormon and there is not one Protestant church. Talk about unchurched!

Before I tell you what I think, what do you think about two guys starting a Beer and Bible study to launch a church?

Watch the video, it's only 2:30 long.

Are they off base, or are they willing to do what it takes to lead people to Christ? Click HERE to watch.

Fun Kids Devotional

God Gave Us the Bible: 45 Favorite Stories for Little Ones is a very well done, hardcover introductory Bible for parents to read with thei...