My Top Ten Reads for 2013

My top ten (actually, there are like 20 books listed) reads of 2013, covering a variety of genres, and in no particular order!  Links are either to my review posted on this blog or to the Amazon listing for the book. 1. Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster This is one of those books I … Continue reading My Top Ten Reads for 2013

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Free Hot Chocolate, Candy Canes and Prayers

"Oh, and we'll also offer to pray for people.  We're Christians, its what we do." I don't recall if those were the exact words Andrew, president of CSF, and I wrote in the event registration form, but they were close.  For the last couple years CSF has done a sort of "Christmas outreach" during the … Continue reading Free Hot Chocolate, Candy Canes and Prayers

A List of Good Works! The Rule of St. Benedict Chapter 4 (Listening to the Saints)

Chapter four of The Rule of St. Benedict is a list of good works Christians ought to do. Seriously, its just a list of  about 100 spiritual acts. Is there use in such a list? My Facebook feed is daily filled with shared articles on all sorts of random things ("17 Questions Elf Left Unanswered", … Continue reading A List of Good Works! The Rule of St. Benedict Chapter 4 (Listening to the Saints)

Walking with the Saints- The Rule of St. Benedict Chapters 1-2

What are the attributes of a good leader?  There are myriads of books out there on leadership, from leadership in the corporate world to leadership in the church and a good bit in between.  Specifically speaking about leadership in the Christian community, there is a lot out there.  Often when leadership is discussed in Christian … Continue reading Walking with the Saints- The Rule of St. Benedict Chapters 1-2

A Review of Just a Few of Eugene Peterson’s Many Great Books

Sometimes when I begin a new book, I am gripped from page one and tear through the book rather quickly.  Other books are slower to grab me, it takes a few chapters, but eventually I get sucked in.  Then there are Eugene Peterson books.  Eugene Peterson is best known for his translation of the Bible, … Continue reading A Review of Just a Few of Eugene Peterson’s Many Great Books

Our Effort and God’s Empowering – The Rule of St. Benedict: Prologue

I have enjoyed and benefited from working through the classics of Christian literature over the past few years, reading such great authors as Augustine of Hippp, Theresa of Avila, John of the Cross, John Woolman, Brother Lawrence and others.  My next to work through is The Rule of St. Benedict. Benedict of Nursia lived from … Continue reading Our Effort and God’s Empowering – The Rule of St. Benedict: Prologue