Ed Underwood (@edunderwood) on the Dangerous Prayer That Saved His Life

Apr 24

Ed Underwood (@edunderwood) on the Dangerous Prayer That Saved His Life

In his book, When God Breaks Your Heart: Choosing Hope in the Midst of Faith-Shattering Circumstances, Ed Underwood notes that many of our prayers amount to reports. We spend a lot of time telling God information He already knows. We rattle off our theology about God in prayer. We describe circumstances to God. But according to Ed Underwood, we need to stop giving...

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Shauna Niequist (@sniequist) on Learning to Swim in the Surrender of Faith

Apr 16

Shauna Niequist (@sniequist) on Learning to Swim in the Surrender of Faith

I wanted Shauna Niequist’s book, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life (because I loved the cover), but Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way was the one on sale so I picked it up instead. I’m glad I did because my life is going through a bittersweet phase right now. I had never read (or heard of) Shauna...

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Gregory L. Jantz (@GregoryJantzPHD) Speaks to Those Who Have Been Wounded by Hope

Apr 11

Gregory L. Jantz (@GregoryJantzPHD) Speaks to Those Who Have Been Wounded by Hope

We’ve all experienced a hope that was unfulfilled. Waiting is never easy. Hope begins to wane as we realize our hopes will not be realized. But for some people, unrealized hopes have become a wound and a prison that keeps them from hoping in God. The worst kind of pain comes from being afraid to hope in God because He seems to have disappointed us in the past. Dr....

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A Quest for More by Paul David Tripp (@PaulTripp)

Mar 16

A Quest for More by Paul David Tripp (@PaulTripp)

A Quest for More Living for Something Bigger Than You Paul David Tripp (@PaulTripp) 2007 217 pages Available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Available from Christianbook.com in paperback and ePub editions. I read the Kindle edition.   There really is no place for Christ in many people’s Christianity. Their faith is not actually in Christ; it is in...

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A Bicycle: How God Provides for Us through Fellow Believers

Mar 04

A Bicycle: How God Provides for Us through Fellow Believers

Losing Faith I’m going through a phase where I’m teetering on the brink of losing faith. In one sense I’m losing faith in God, but not how you might think. I believe God wants to provide for me. I believe God nudges others to help me. But people in our culture have become so self-absorbed, they don’t respond to promptings from God to sacrifice something to help...

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