Saturday, May 14, 2016

Our Imperfection...Made Perfect

I have an antique library card catalog next to my desk upon which I have a bunch of clutter...amidst the clutter is this wooden block with one of my favorite verses, Jeremiah 31:3 😊

Each time I look at it, however, I see the imperfection. The crafter wrote "and" instead of "an." It always bothers me.

This morning I said to myself, "Lord I wish this didn't have that mistake - or I wish I would have seen it the day I purchased the block" (there are sayings or verses on all sides - and when I saw this side- it immediately went into my basket such a hurry that I did not pay close attention and did not notice the flaw).

Today, the Lord whispered back to me...this block was created by man-in all his imperfection. Yet when viewed through my eyes- I only see perfection. The day you bought this block, I allowed you to see through My the same way I view you."

I am so grateful to my Lord- the Lover of my soul- who loves with a perfect, unconditional, everlasting love -his creation, who because of His amazing sacrifice, is able to view me as one who is perfect and worthy of His unconditional, everlasting love.

May your day today be blessed!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Book Review: Jacks: A Novel by Trevor Rudolph-Higgenbotham

Having myself worked in a large metropolitan teaching hospital for many years, I was anxious to read this title. Many of the encounters of Jacks, a hospital chaplain were very much like encounters one would expect from one in such a position as Jacks helps families navigate the medical maze which is present in institutions of medical academia. I found myself drawn in to many of the stories - emotionally connected. At one point I did remind myself that this book is a work of fiction - it is very believable.

I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Man Myth Messiah by Rice Broocks

Evidence for the existence of Jesus is presented in Man, Myth, Messiah. Author Rice Broocks examines the notion that Jesus was simply a myth. The reliability of recorded ancient transcripts, historical facts, and scripture are presented, along with encouragement for believers to take things a step further by presentation of the need to actively be engaged in discipleship and evangelism – especially in this age of post-modernism where people are inclined to toss aside their faith. Christians need to not only understand and believe, be to be able to explain why they believe. Oftentimes, it is not enough to simply argue “I believe” without providing some evidence to back one’s faith.

The author presents a compelling argument in easy-to-understand language. Arguments which are most-often encountered as to the “myth” may now be more easily defended as a result of the way in which Broocks tackles the field of apologetics

I would recommend this book to anyone who questions the existence of Jesus Christ. The book could also be used as a teaching tool in a small group setting.

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