What’s that, God?

Philippians 3:12-17 is a common passage to preach on for the New Year but when the pastor announced the text, my ears perked up. You see, I have been studying this passage in a book a friend gave me. One of my BSF teachers used to say that when you hear the same message coming from more then one source, […]

Religion is kind of like a diet but…

Religion is like a diet but following Jesus is a lifestyle. Its that time of year when people start thinking about losing weight but planning to do it after the holidays. People will look around to find the perfect diet and there are many to chose from. There are diets that are low carb, diets that match your zone, and […]

Things to Remember

It’s that time of year when I start thinking back at the year. This year has been full of lots of changes for my family and I was thinking of the things I have learned or been reminded of since I started my new journey. 1. God works in ways we can never imagine. 2. Being a team is fun. […]

Hello, My name is TJ and I am a grouch

Right before Thanksgiving, my children and I finished a book about Eric Liddell probably known best through the Chariots of Fire movie. In the book, I was impressed with how upbeat and positive Eric was in all circumstances including being in a Japanese War camp. I was also convicted about how grouchy I had been since I had started to […]

My picks of 2006

I thought I would list my favorite books of the year. Soon I hope to have my website going that reviews books but that is more of a someday thing at the moment. My top 5 nonfiction 1. Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel 2. Captivating by Stasi and John Elderidge 3. The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie […]