Intentional Living: Is there joy in self-forgetfulness?

Think Again: Relief from the Burden of Introspection

We live in a world that conditions us to narcissism and self-promotion. But I wonder what it would look like to let go of self, to live our lives intentionally. I wonder if joy can be found in self-forgetfulness. Self-forgetfulness is counter-cultural. Intentional living is outward focused when the world screams that we spend more […]

Cynthia Ruchti’s ‘A Fragile Hope’ Giveaway

Litfuse Publicity and Abingdon Press sent me a copy of Cynthia Ruchti’s latest book, A Fragile Hope, in exchange for my honest opinion.  If you have followed this blog for any amount of time, by now you know I love everything Ruchti writes. A Fragile Hope did not disappoint. As always her character development is […]

Lisa Lloyd’s ‘Chasing Famous’ Prize Pack Giveaway

Chasing Famous is about Lisa Lloyd’s personal struggle with the limelight. I’ve never been one for performing, but my son loves the stage. His quiet presence in a crowd transforms and I see him come alive as he acts out stories, helps with the stage crew, or become the characters he loves. The opportunity to […]

3 Books to Challenge Your Idea of Christ & Grace

Grace is one of the simplest, yet most difficult to grasp, concepts of Christianity. A gift given, no strings attached. Yet, we keep adding demands, to-do-lists,  unreachable goals and declaring that Jesus is not enough. We approach the Bible like a spell-book, if we say these words correctly then this will happen, if we put […]