A Grief Observed, CS Lewis. The book Lewis wrote while grieving the death of his wife. Poignant and joyful. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas. In the Share the Joy category, this is a very inspiring read about God’s all-sufficiency in times of terrible trials. Metaxas takes us through Bonhoeffer’s life and the decisions…Read more
We’re in the long, narrow concrete backyard “garden” of a large building smack dab in the middle of Taksim, the modern heart of Istanbul. The building is surrounded by both tourists and locals out for a day of shopping on the famous Istiklal Street. They’ve not been stopped by COVID, nor by the record-breaking heat…Read more
I did the research and talked to everyone I knew. I read reviews and window shopped for a long time, then I got the very best harness money can buy. And put it in my closet. I pulled it out from time to time and thought about its qualities, how beautiful, how well-constructed. Every time…Read more
The Fleas of Disappointment.
“We should thank God for these fleas,” said Betsie ten Boom to her sister Corrie, as they walked into the concentration camp barracks to which they’d been assigned and discovered the building was not only severely overcrowded, but also overrun with fleas. Corrie said no way. I just finished re-reading The Hiding Place, the story…Read more
C&S: Jabba the Hutt Recommendations
* Richard Jewell. I’ve had this movie on my list for awhile and finally got around to watching it. I’ve got a character falling under suspicion for something he didn’t do and I wanted a little color. 😁 I found the movie extremely interesting. Lots of food for thought about the power we have given…Read more
Let God Be True.
Can I Just Sit Here?
There Is Victory If You’ll Grasp It.
he looks from every angleand he pokes around each turnwith eager expectationof each weakness, he will learn he is snooping and he’s starvingjust one more luscious little biteof your flesh and bone and souleach time he leads you from the light you may think that he’s your friendbecause he offers so much funbut each morning’s…Read more
You Wrap Me in Your Favor.
You wrap me in Your favorand You pour on me Your graceYou fill me with Your presenceand You turn to me Your face who am I, clearly unworthyyet You’ve called me as Your ownnot by any single thing I’ve doneYou brought me to Your throne You placed me smack dab in Your kingdomand You gave…Read more