Where Did You Get the Idea for Your Most Recent Book, Chosen?

Dec 11

Where Did You Get the Idea for Your Most Recent Book, Chosen?

When most people read the biblical narrative of the birth of Christ, they see a perfect, holy family fulfilling God’s perfect plan. When I read the biblical narrative of the birth of Jesus, I see a teenage girl who got pregnant and everyone thought the worst about her. Her own boyfriend assumed she’d been unfaithful. The gossip and public shame became so great the...

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Why? Why? Why? Guest Post by James N. Watkins

Dec 09

Why? Why? Why? Guest Post by James N. Watkins

James N. Watkins is a leader in Christian publishing and the most encouraging editor I’ve ever worked with. But he’s also so funny I snort my Coke in my sinuses (Coca-Cola, not the other coke). I love to laugh, minus the burning sinuses, and I love to make other people laugh, so he’s been a role model for me. I’m excited about the new book by...

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Just in Time for the Holidays -> Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional

Dec 01

Just in Time for the Holidays -> Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional

I’m pleased to introduce my new devotional book, Chosen: A 31-Day Christmas Devotional. As I worked on these devotional messages, I found myself moved by some truths I have struggled with over the years. I hope you’ll feel the same way when you read them. Instead of telling you about the devotional, I want you to experience it for yourself. Enjoy a...

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Guest Post: MUST We Dishonor One Another Based on Political Beliefs, Or Is There a Better Way? by Mark Virkler

Nov 03

Guest Post: MUST We Dishonor One Another Based on Political Beliefs, Or Is There a Better Way? by Mark Virkler

Submitted by Mark Virkler on November 3, 2017   Right now, the amount of dishonor, disdain, demonization and divisiveness amongst people over politics has reached epidemic proportions. Fifty-eight percent of Americans have political opinions they are afraid to share.  Wow! So much for freedom of expression and free speech! The healing of this problem is to...

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Guest Post: How to Move from Judgment to Compassion by Mark Virkler

Nov 02

Guest Post: How to Move from Judgment to Compassion by Mark Virkler

Submitted by Mark Virkler on November 1, 2017   Jesus, moved by compassion, healed (Matt. 14:14). I, moved by judgment, don’t heal. What can I learn from Jesus’ teachings  about judging which can help me move from my tendency to live in judgment toward myself and others to living like Jesus and expressing compassion? Let’s explore Jesus’ words on judging so we...

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