I’m happy to be part of Life of a Homeschool Mom holiday posts, ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays. Each day guest bloggers share tips, hints, and encouragement based on a letter of the alphabet. How often are you asked “Are you ready for Christmas?” Or read an article “Easy Read More ….
It’s been about ten years. One place that I felt was a safe place to share intimate truths turned out to be a minefield of pain. I had attended this church for nearly three decades before the knife stabbed my heart. I’m not the only person who has been hurt Read More ….
God’s will is for all people to be saved. Even those we perceive as our enemies, in this case those who practice the faith of Islam. It’s for that reason I wrote about praying for Muslims. We need to see our “enemy” through God’s eyes. Author Wade Akins takes the Read More ….
Rachel Olsen’s newest book has the look and tone of what has been termed chick-lit. It’s No Secret is not the latest in get-away-from-it all fiction. Instead, it’s a get-away-from-it truth. What is the truth that women need to get away from? According the Ms. Olsen, it’s exhausting schedules, unpaid Read More ….
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author, a full chapter from each book toured, and my review. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book Read More ….
Christians are told to “always be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you” (I Peter 3:15). I think too often we come to think that it requires seminary study to have the knowledge for that defense. Read More ….
“What is one thing you feel you can’t say in the church?” author Anne Jackson asked on her blog. Hundreds of people had something to say. That simple question became the foundation for the book Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession, and Grace. Subtitled Essays and Read More ….
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from Read More ….
When I agree to review a book, my goal is to actually read the entire book—whether I like it or not. After I read the first couple of chapters of Mary DeMuth’s new book Thin Places: A MemoirI mentally groaned. Would this be a book which I have to slog Read More ….
Jennifer Kennedy Dean is Executive director of The Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. She is the author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual formation. Her book Heart’s Cry has been named National Day of Prayer’s signature book. You’ll find articles Read More ….