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Tunes I’m Listening To

Music is a big part of our home- we listen to it, we watch it, we play it, we sing it. Some days, when we are all needing a pick-me-up, I put on some music to lift our spirits and lift our hearts and minds. For the last few years, we have been Spotify fans. In case...

Book Review: Then Sings My Soul- Philip Percival

Music in church is something everyone has an opinion about- some like hymns, others want only 'modern' music; some want drums, others only want the organ. Opinions are always available; they get in and can often wreak havoc bringing disunity to the church body. After...

Book Review: Glimpses of Grace- Gloria Furman

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman (Crossway, 2013), was a pleasure to read. Structured in two parts- Your Foundation in the Mundane and The Miraculous in the Mundane- Furman combines both strong theology with practical application...

Book Review: Do More Better- Tim Challies (2016)

Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity (Cruciform Press, Dec 2015) is the latest book by blogger, author and book reviewer Tim Challies. In this short book (114 pages), Challies delivers high on practicality and fairly light on biblical foundations. Yet, as...

With My Whole Heart I Seek You: a helpful Bible Study resource

How can a young man keep his way pure?     By guarding it according to your word. 10 With my whole heart I seek you;     let me not wander from your commandments! 11 I have stored up your word in my heart,     that I might not sin against you. 12 Blessed are you, O...

Book Review: Follow Me- David Platt

Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live by David Platt (Tyndale, 2013), is a challenging book on what Jesus' call to discipleship is actually about. Structured in 9 Chapters, Platt shares his passion for the lost and a desire to see Christians live out their calling...

Book Review: The Explicit Gospel- Matt Chandler

The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler with Jared Wilson (Crossway, 2012) is a must read for all Christians. I know that is a fairly positive and assertive opening statement, but I really believe it is true. Matt Chandler wrote this book for Christians, after seeing a...

Top 4 Baby Shower Book Ideas: Books to Give to a New Mother

Having a baby is such a big, life altering event. Sometimes it is really hard to know how to "shower" the new mother and help prepare her for the huge task ahead (who can be prepared really 🙂 ?). Over the past few years of my mothering, I have come to realise that...

Book Review: The Accidental Feminist, Courtney Reissig

The Accidental Feminist by Courtney Reissig (Crossway, 2015), is an easy read that I highly recommend. The title first piqued my interest, making me intrigued as to what Reissig would contribute to the biblical womanhood verse feminism debate. On reading, I would say...

Book Review: When Life and Beliefs Collide- Carolyn Custis James

When Life and Beliefs Collide: How Knowing God Makes a Difference is written by Carolyn Custis James (Zondervan:2001). While the book is now 14 years old, I found aspects of it extremely relevant and encouraging. It had an easy to read style and structure that...

Book Review: “Fear and Faith”

The other night I was watching a new sitcom David found where the protagonist received a diagnosis of cancer. It didn't take long for my tears to start flowing and my anxiety levels to escalate- What if I was to receive a diagnosis? How would my children cope without...

Disputing the Authority of the Bible

Church services were held around our country yesterday, with people all over attending for a variety of reasons. Some may have attended to worship and learn, others may have entered the church out of desperation, still others to 'tick the box'. In each service though,...

Book Review: Taking God at His WORD, Kevin DeYoung

By the same author of Crazy Busy, Taking God at His WORD (DeYoung, 2014, IVP) is a short book about an extremely important topic. Discussing why the Bible is worth knowing, trusting and loving, Kevin DeYoung unpacks important truths surrounding the Bible. I enjoy...

Prayer Is…

PRAYER the Churches banquet, Angels age, Gods breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, The Christian plummet sounding heav'n and earth; Engine against th' Almightie, sinner's towre, Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing...

Book Review: Crazy Busy, Kevin DeYoung

"Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem" is a book written by Kevin DeYoung (2013, Crossway). At 118 pages it is an easy and short read for anyone who finds themselves battling with busyness. As a Senior Pastor of a church in Michigan, an...

Book Review: Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full, Gloria Furman

"Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms"- Gloria Furman, Crossway, 2014, 144pp Ever feel like you would just like a bit of peace and quiet so that you can spend time alone with God yet never seem to get the quietness you so crave?...

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