A Book Batch

Good Afternoon/Evening/Night/Morning/Late Morning/Brunch/Lunch, etc.! I have another batch of book recommendations for you all! I hope you are blessed by these books as much as they have blessed me over the past two years! Summer Letters by Craig Bowler – Craig Bowler is the pastor of Sanctuary church in Acworth, GA (I think its Acworth). I…

Yeah, but why would I submit?

I just want you to pause and think for a minute about how much you love control. Think about how anxious you are when you don’t have control over certain situations in your life. Have you ever been frustrated with someone you love because they didn’t do what you asked? Or you couldn’t control their circumstances…

Grace Ain’t Cheap

So I just finished reading through and meditating on the Psalms and Proverbs. It was awesome. It was so convicting and I learned and am still learning so much. I began to pray and ask the Lord what He would have me read next. I just finished a long in depth study of Galatians so…

Another Book Recommendation (if you care about my opinion)

Occasionally people ask me to recommend books that I have read and loved, so here is my current list. To see the old list, which include books that are part of my very soul, click this link: https://inthenightwatches.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/my-top-eleven-book-list-as-of-right-now/   C.S Lewis’s Space Trilogy: the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. *These books are once again…

Set Your Heart

I don’t like to think of myself as a worrisome or fretful person. In fact I take too much pride in my easy going, nonchalant nature. But the truth is, I do worry, and when the simple things that I deem important don’t go my way, I get frustrated. This is very humbling to admit….

Jesus Set us Free to Freely Love Him

 Romance is the deepest thing in life, romance is deeper even than reality. G.K Chesterton The quote above came to mind as I listened to Ben Rector today. Observing other people and then looking at myself, it constantly amazes me how we continually seek affirmation, validation, and ultimately love. We all do it in different,…

Why we’re all Hobbits

Recently Josh and I went to go see the Hobbit. The theater was mostly made up of college students, done with finals and excited to see the last hobbit movie. The room was buzzing with energy. There was even a guy dressed up like Gandalf. Then, the ultimate sign of devotion. A young guy, probably…

My Top Eleven Book List (As of Right Now)

**I have just continued to go back and edit this so its pretty much just a recommendation spree. Books are my friends. Its so hard to choose between them.(I’m a nerd I know) So a couple people have asked me to do this so here it is. If you guys have any books that you…

Redefining Reality

God is reality. We live in His world, or we don’t live at all. To deny Him is to be in non-existence. To live an illusion. Our true life consists of intimacy with God. Our inner life consists of the presence of God. It is a garden within our hearts and minds in which He…

The Treasure of Community

Over the past month I have been reading The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, and the whole book is full of deep spiritual insights, but there is one quote in particular that has struck me and dwelled in my mind day in and day out: “Life in Ravensbruck took place on two separate levels, mutually impossible….