Popular Love Letter

According to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, approximately 171,000 Christians are martyred for their faith every year. All of these believed that God’s love letter to the world should be in the hands of every person–nation, tribe, and tongue. That all mankind should know about Jesus and grow in their faith by reading the Bible. Still the…

‘I Don’t Believe in God, but I Miss Him…’

“I don’t believe in God, but I miss him,” writes contemporary, English writer, Julian Barnes, in his popular book, “Nothing to be Afraid of.”  When I first read these words, I wanted to fall on my face and wail in intercession. I know that sounds dramatic. But the sentiment of this sentence pierced my heart…

‘Frozen Sea Within’

I totally love this quote: A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. –Franz Kafka

The Juice and Justice

Why am I writing about OJ Simpson? Because he is in the news again. Who cares? I do. Because I am profoundly interested in justice and the ramification of injustice in our society.  And I believe the American culture shapes our views of justice–some of them are correct, almost innate, and others are incorrect–the result of  a society…

Narcissism

Every American should read Bill Bennett’s book, “The Death of Outrage.” Bennett, an American hero in my eyes, wrote some years ago with clarity and conviction about the lack of public outrage surrounding Bill Clinton’s sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky. In case you haven’t read the book, let me assure you, it is not outdated. Bennett…

‘Love You Forever’

I never could identify with the person who doesn’t enjoy a catnap in the middle of the day every now and then. It is a rare privilege in the hectic schedule of life to lie down in the afternoon and close my eyes for few minutes, but I relish the opportunity if it comes. It refreshes…

Culture vs Content: The Battle for Contentment

Because there is not much to see in Texas, now as far as fall color, I am enjoying this season through memory. Wayne took Julia and me on a tour through New England during peak season of autumn color one year. I recollect it as one of our most memorable vacations.We brought along Peter Marshall’s book, “The Light…

Books I Love

David Holland’s post yesterday inspired me. He wrote about some of the books that had changed his life and why. It made me think about some of my personal favorites, and I wanted to share them. Forgive me, David, if you’re reading this; but I am using your idea for my post today. I hope…