Archive for the Books Category

Pauses for the Vacationing Soul

Pauses for the Vacationing Soul

I want to introduce you to my friend and author, Cathy Baker. The more I get to know Cathy, the more I love her, and you will, too. She has just published her second short devotional book for vacations — this time for a vacation in the mountains. I have so enjoyed her books, and I asked her a few questions recently about her writing. Cathy, what led you to write a seven-day devotional? And

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Don’t Leave for the Beach Without This

Don't Leave for the Beach Without This

  Are you planning a trip to the beach this year? Would you like to head home from your beach vacation with more than sandy particles in your sandals? Do you long to engage the presence of God in fresh, creative ways even while basking in the sun? If so, I want to let you know about a book you don’t want to leave home without — Pauses for the Vacationing Soul  written by my

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My Favorite Devotionals

My Favorite Devotionals

  I often get asked, what do you do in your quiet times with the Lord? I’ve written several posts about how I spend that time, but today I want to focus on one of the first things I do to get started. I like to begin my time with the Lord by reading a short devotion. It quietens my heart, brings my focus to Him, gets me thinking, and moves me into a time

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What is IT?

A few years ago, I heard a young pastor by the name of Craig Groeschel speak on a topic he had just written a book on: It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It. His words challenged me: “Some ministries have it. Some don’t. Most churches want it. But few have it. When a church has it, everyone can tell. And when one doesn’t, everyone can tell. It is always unique. It

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Growling at God

Today I have asked my friend Mandy Lawrence to guest post. I recently finished her book Wisdom from Wilbur and thoroughly enjoyed it – couldn’t put it down. It made me laugh, but it also convicted me as I could see myself in those lessons taught by a small dachshund named Wilbur. Below is an excerpt from Mandy’s book. I encourage you to pick up a copy and let Wilbur show you some things about your relationship

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