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Prayer and Intimacy with God

Christian author and pastor Dr. Timothy J. Keller died today after a three-year struggle with pancreatic cancer. I thought back to his valuable book on prayer, a well-researched, well-thought-out answer to so many questions I had about the topic. Dr. Keller told his family two days before he passed, "I'm thankful for all the people… Continue reading Prayer and Intimacy with God

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You don’t have to hide

Christian author and podcaster Jasmine L. Holmes grew up Black in a predominantly white evangelical community. A pastor's kid and the oldest of 9, she went through puberty in front of the watchful eyes of her church. She said she often felt like wore a mask. She tried to live up to the image of… Continue reading You don’t have to hide

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Defending the faith in the manner of Jesus Christ

Dallas Willard, taken fromChristianity Today article I first learned about the works of American philosopher Dallas Willard reading John Eldredge's book on resilience that I reviewed here. Dallas experienced a painful childhood. His mother died when he was 2, and his father remarried a woman who exiled him from the home. (I still haven’t learned… Continue reading Defending the faith in the manner of Jesus Christ

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A review of Anne Graham Lotz’s book about the work of the Holy Spirit

A power outage this weekend allowed me to finish the 2019 book "Jesus in Me" by Anne Graham Lotz. Anne is the daughter of Billy Graham and a gifted Bible teacher. In this book, she gave a biblical overview of the Holy Spirit along with His role within the trinity, God the Father; God the… Continue reading A review of Anne Graham Lotz’s book about the work of the Holy Spirit

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A review of Timothy Keller’s 2014 book on “Prayer”

I recommend the book “Prayer: Experiencing Awe & Intimacy with God” by Timothy Keller for readers who seek well-researched, well-thought-out answers about prayer. First impressions -- "This is not light reading." I almost quit trying to read this book altogether, even though I purchased this through a second-hand bookstore. That would have been a tragedy.… Continue reading A review of Timothy Keller’s 2014 book on “Prayer”


Close call

My hubby Dave was settling back into the old routine before his workday that Thursday, Jan. 2. The holidays were over. The trash can and recycling were set out. As he sat down in the driver’s seat of the Escape, he couldn’t catch his breath. I thought he had forgotten something when he came back… Continue reading Close call

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Help My Unbelief!

As a Christian, I have had periods where I wrestled with whether I was a true believer. I would go through periods of great depression and anxiety and question my faith. I would come out of the other side of that valley knowing Jesus carried me, but still wonder why I questioned my faith. I… Continue reading Help My Unbelief!