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The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected by Nik Ripkin (@NikRipkin)

By on Mar 6, 2015 in Book Reviews, Favorites, Missions & Evangelism | 0 comments

The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected Nik Ripkin (@NikRipkin) 2013 384 pages Available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Available from Christianbook.com in paperback or ePub editions. I read the Kindle version.     I am coming to believe that, as followers of Christ, part of our spiritual growth—perhaps even a rite of passage—involves at least one crisis of faith. I am at such a crucial place right now as I wonder if God is big enough to overcome the massive difficulties I face each day. When I came across Nik Ripkin’s book, The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected, I knew I needed to read it. And I’m glad I did. Nik Ripkin (not his real name to protect his contacts) took his family to Africa to work as missionaries and relief aid workers. They moved around in Africa some, before landing in Somolia during the 1990s—before, during, and after...

Joy Is a Choice: [Music Video] I’m Trading My Sorrows – Zimbabwe Style

By on Jan 28, 2015 in Crazy Grace Blog | 0 comments

We all face problems. Huge, horrible problems. Life-shattering problems. Stressful daily problems. Health problems. Money problems. All kinds of problems. But we have a choice. Are we going to choose to let the problems weigh us down? Or are we going to choose to trade our problems for the joy of the Lord. That’s the message of this song, “I’m Trading My Sorrows.” Part of the following video is done in English, but most of it is in their native tongue. Still, the joy of the Lord is evident in these Christians from Zimbabwe. In fact, it’s contagious. I encourage you to take five minutes to let their joy rub off on you. And remember, you have a choice to cling to your problems or trade them for the joy of the Lord.   I’m Trading My Sorrows – Zimbabwe Style   If life has you bogged down, maybe you need to get Unstuck!     Unstuck Escape Spiritual...