Category: Book Shelf

Productivity, Effectiveness, and Gospel Flourishing

I’ve been getting stuck lately. Two of my goals for this year are writing the first draft of my next book and filling my new shop with artwork. But I keep hitting obstacles to productivity. Sometimes it’s circumstances beyond my control (like health problems); sometimes it’s choices of necessity (like ministry responsibilities); sometimes it’s a […]

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Life Lately – April 2018

Now that it’s April, I’m finally setting my New Year’s goals. But before you think I’m a horrible procrastinator, let me confess that I did set one goal back in January — to put off goal-setting until my latest grad class was complete. I knew that planning and dreaming would either distract me from my studies, or […]

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You Are Called to Be Creative

After I was diagnosed with Wegener’s, I went through a period where the most I could do during the day was stumble to the couch for a change of scenery. I read light fiction or watched movies, and that was about it. Nothing creative, nothing requiring any sort of energy output. Thankfully, that period didn’t […]

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12 Great Books Any Valentine Will Love

Does anyone else struggle to know what to give on Valentine’s Day? I’m not really a “romantic” sort of person — I’d rather give (or receive) something nice but useful, like beautiful Scripture art or something for a favorite hobby, than chocolate or a stuffed bear. (Though I admit flowers are always nice, as long […]

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#Read2017 – Literary Adventures in November and December

Can you believe 2017 is almost over? I guess every year goes a little faster, the older and busier you get. And we have been busy! I usually try to avoid that over-used buzzword, but in this case, there’s no other word for it. The past two months alone have included: ministering in Wyoming; driving […]

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#Read2017 – Literary Adventures in September and October

This has been a busy fall! We are getting ready to start traveling for our missions deputation, and I also just started another seminary class. Somehow I managed to complete 6 books for my #Read2017 challenge before that all really got going (several of which I’d already started earlier in the summer), plus a handful of easy […]

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How Personality Tests Help Us Understand People Better

I believe personality tests have value for us, both as Christians seeking spiritual maturity and as adults seeking stronger and more unified relationships. The key is to remember that our personality results do not define us; only God’s Word can do that. These tests simply get us out of our normal way of looking at things, […]

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