Stop Calling Me Beautiful (Book Review)

I want to share about a new book available specifically for women believers. The book is titled Stop Calling Me beautiful: Finding Soul-Deep Strength in a Skin-Deep World by Phylicia Masonheimer. The book will be released on February 18, 2020. I've mentioned Phylicia on the blog before, linking to an article she wrote explaining what it truly … Continue reading Stop Calling Me Beautiful (Book Review)

Effective Prayer: Praying God’s Word by His Spirit

One of my passions is prayer and helping others grow in prayer. I want to share two keys to effective prayer. There are many resources such as prayer journals to help us pray more. But with these resources in hand, how do we pray effectively? How do we engage in prayer that is also enjoyable? … Continue reading Effective Prayer: Praying God’s Word by His Spirit

The Life-Giving Season of Lent: Giving More of Ourselves to Christ

The season of Lent consists of the forty days (minus Sundays) before Resurrection Sunday. Lent is a time of examining our hearts toward God, and of fasting or abstaining from something in order to give more of ourselves to Christ. The days of Lent also remind us of the time in which Jesus fasted in … Continue reading The Life-Giving Season of Lent: Giving More of Ourselves to Christ

How to Truly Live the Christian Life

The Christian life is often very busy, isn't it? Activity after activity fills the calendars of churches and the agendas of our lives. It can sometimes seem to gravitate to more and more doing, serving and doing some more. Even our times of prayer--whether together or alone--can veer off from proper focus. For example, instead … Continue reading How to Truly Live the Christian Life

Squashing Religious Hindrances: The Ragamuffin Gospel (Book Review)

Far too often the truth of God’s grace has been polluted with legalism, rules and religion, hindering the children of God from the fullness of a life-giving, intimate relationship with their Creator-Father, from receiving the acceptance and love purchased for them by Christ on Calvary. I recently read a book that helps fight against this … Continue reading Squashing Religious Hindrances: The Ragamuffin Gospel (Book Review)