Category: Spiritual Formation

[BOOK REVIEW: This Is Awkward by Sammy Rhodes]

[BOOK REVIEW: This Is Awkward by Sammy Rhodes]

Perhaps it is a good thing (or, maybe not) that I have never heard of Sammy Rhodes and his @prodigalsam twitter troubles before reading his book “This Is Awkward.” I think it was a good thing. // Last week, I started and finished reading his book.

[the Love]

[the Love]

It was a post that I have written seven years ago, but as I re-read it this morning (courtesy of “On This Day” Facebook feature, which reminds you what you posted years ago on this day), it still made sense. (Written originally on December 29, 2008, at 4:29 am)

[book review: bonhoeffer by eric metaxas]

[book review: bonhoeffer by eric metaxas]

I love background stories and this book is structured in such a way as to tell the personal story of Dietrich’s life, including stories of his family. Bonhoeffer was a man young people always followed and this student edition has been masterfully adapted for that target audience.

[wake up]

[wake up]

For someone who has grown up in a Church, who was involved in all ministries (except the women’s group – I didn’t really fit in there), who taught kids in Sunday School and camps for years, realizing that I still have so much to change in myself is overwhelming.

[daily verse: Luke 10:40-42]

[daily verse: Luke 10:40-42]

“Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.” // Luke 10

[water walker by ted dekker]

[water walker by ted dekker]

What would it be like to not take any offense at what was done to me, ever? I would never be upset. Ever. What kind of power would such a person have? They couldn’t be hurt! They would be invulnerable, like their master.