“Seeing Jesus” by Jeffrey McClain Jones

Book Reviews By February 6, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Philly Thompson lives alone in a one-bedroom Chicago apartment with his cat Irving. He worries about his weight, frets about his job, longs to get back with his ex-girlfriend, and wishes his ma would stop nagging him. To you and me, a pretty average guy. To Jesus, the raw material for a miracle . . . or two.

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Introduction to Christian Apologetics

Victorious Christian Living By February 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

What is Apologetics? Apologetics is the reasoned defense of the Christian faith that includes giving positive reasons and logical grounds for the truth of Christianity. Knowing the reason for hope in Jesus Christ isn’t a responsibility reserved for theological scholars, rhetoricians, or believing academic geniuses. It’s equally important for moms, dads, teen-agers, the elderly, and for every new creation in Christ…

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“The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis

Book Reviews By February 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

The Screwtape Letters is unique in the universe of Christian literature. It is fictitious fantasy based upon eternal fact. It is satirical, entertaining, deep, and distinctly Christian. Think of it as a series of lessons framed as correspondence between an Archangel of God and a subordinate angel who just happens to be his nephew. The higher angel mentors the newbie…

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“Operation Christmas Spirit” by Vicki Watson for horse-crazy tweens

Book Reviews By February 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

In the simplest terms, Christmas is a spirit of generosity inspired by love. What better way to revel in the true meaning of the season than teaching a child how to learn and love in a horse barn? Life is a series of transitions, from heights of wonder to depths of uncertainty. Gifting children with the tools to weather such…

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Related to Christ Jesus as Betrayer or Superstar?

Victorious Christian Living By January 13, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

The more things change the more they remain the same. God cannot change and apparently neither does mankind. From the instant sin entered the Garden men have been fickle, fearful, self-indulgent, and dishonest. We often know when we lie to others but seldom recognize the myriad of instances when we lie to ourselves. Humans have the amazing ability to mix…

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Outrageous behavior in Dogs and Horses

Victorious Christian Living By January 13, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Some days I wonder if the ones I love (especially dogs and horses) have lost their minds. They behave in outrageous ways that shock or mystify. My usual first response is to ask, “What were you thinking?!?” (I usually wait for an answer.) The lesson I’ve returned to most frequently over decades pursuing relationship with horses and Christ Jesus is that…

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When Ice Cream is worth more than Bronze Trophies

Victorious Christian Living By December 19, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Horses don’t care that I am a World Champion Breeder and Trainer. They don’t care about anything I’ve done past or present that didn’t involve them. Why should they? Accomplishments and titles aren’t nearly as important to the wise and simple horse as the answers to weighty questions like, “What have you done for me lately?” and “What time is…

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Getting on With God

Victorious Christian Living By December 18, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

How are you getting on with God? Someone observed with profound simplicity that “Hindsight is 20/20.”  My relationship with Oswald Chambers began in September 2005 when a friend recommended My Utmost for His Highest, daily lessons drawn from Chambers’ Bible College teachings. Two years later I traded up from my pocket paperback to a massive volume containing his entire works….

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