From Chapters 1-14: New Year’s Resolution for 2016
Hey, whatever you resolve, just be certain to always be thankful for what you’ve already been given!
From the Epilogue, Strange Blessings: My Grown Up Christmas List (Part Two)
Me listening to Kelly Clarkson? Clearly I’ve lost it. While I prefer Charice Pempengco’s version (Google it, you’ll be thankful you did), this lyric version allows you to concentrate on the words and the true meaning behind them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMwoX_IefPg
From the Epilogue, Strange Blessings: My Grown Up Christmas List (Part One)
Peace on Earth. And in our homes. And in us, too. That’s been MY grown up list for the last number of years. (That and the winning 649 lotto ticket).
From Chapter One, Richer: Stewardship Sunday?
He’s been compared to Steve Jobs in terms of his ability to make presentations and I highly recommend that you search for “The Gods Aren’t Angry” if you’ve got a couple of evenings free. But in the meantime, if you’re considering a one-off Stewardship Sunday and you need a guest speaker, invite Rob Bell to […]
From Chapter Nine, Lifeline: The Next Five Minutes (Part Two)
And if this doesn’t convict you, nothing will: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axPqFuwoubg
From Chapter Nine, Lifeline: The Next Five Minutes (Part One)
Happy birthday to one of my favourite Christian singer-songwriters, Steven Curtis Chapman. Although he’s produced a lot of GREAT music over the years, Speechless remains my favourite CD of his. From that 1999 album came the song, “The Next Five Minutes” from which we are encouraged to live “the next five minutes / Like these […]
From Chapter Two, Poorer: What to get the person who has everything… when it comes to Bibles
Published by The British and Foreign Bible Society, The Poverty and Justice Bible is a practical and engaging reference. In it, God’s words about the poor and God’s ideas on justice are marked with an orange highlighter for easy review. For those with an avid interest in social justice, go to the Book of James. […]
From Chapter One, Richer: What do you get the guy who really DOES have everything, I wonder?
Can you imagine giving away $28 billion and still having another $80 billion in the bank? No, neither can I. Start learning how it’s done (and then please tell me): http://www.forbes.com/profile/bill-gates/
True story: Peter is a good friend and a great guy. A very religious man, I swear he single-handedly keeps Christian bookstores in business buying up bundles of anything he thinks will help people see the light. Married to his soul mate, Peter is a great father, and, by his own admission, an even better […]
From Chapter Ten, Marlin and Me: Surrender
Writing this book while at my cottage, I had an epiphany while listening to LeAnn Rime’s “Surrender.” The insights I gleaned that day make up a decent chunk of the print version of chapter ten of LOONIE. So while you’re listening to the beginning of the song (I couldn’t find a complete clip on the […]