Jan 26 2015

practicing resurrection life :: brian swanson: How to feel like a big, fat, giant spiritual failure

Compare your present self with your past self, especially if you thought you got things “right” in the past. Bind yourself to legalism.  Expect near perfect results. Think that your past will always define you NO MATTER WHAT. Equate God’s … Continue reading

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Jan 26 2015

Allan R. Bevere: Becoming Your Church’s Cheerleader

from Dave Barnhart at Ministry Matters:___Although I don’t do eight-minute commercials for my church during worship, I do catch my church doing good things. I am thrilled when they invite guests and give generously. I see spontaneous acts of love and a…

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Jan 26 2015

UMR: Boston bombing jury excludes some Catholics

As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area’s 2 million Roman Catholics are growing frustrated with criteria that effectively disqualify followers of church teachings.

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Jan 26 2015

Pastor Patrick - Never On A Sunday: With Vics You Get Eggroll – A Review

A Review

A cozy mystery starring Madison Night, Lt. Tex Allen (of the Lakewood Police Department), and handyman Hudson James.  I found the mystery well-written as out of town women are being kidnapped and killed – but the connection to Mad to Mod, Madison Night’s remodelling store, seemed less direct than in previous stories.  

Madison, as in her previous books, is still attracted to the two men that seem to be around much of the time.  Lt. Allen is a suspect in the current case and Hudson James has returned from an extended vacation – Madison will need to make some decisions soon as to which relationship she will develop, if she can keep herself committed and alive long enough to develop any relationships at all.  The romance is more closely tied to the level of the Hallmark Channel Movies than to Lifetime Movies – but the reader will need a soft enough heart to appreciate that romance if the book is going to remain of interest.

It is unclear, to this reader, whether the series is coming to a close of whether more books are to follow in the life of this amateur sleuth.  I, for one, hope that there will be more.  It would feel like saying goodbye to a favorite television series if the author chooses to end our look at the life Madison Night with this book – it always ends too soon.  

For the reader looking for a cozy mystery for two or three spring evenings, this book may be the perfect fit.

This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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Jan 26 2015

Tom Lambrecht | Good News Magazine: Do Two Wrongs Make a Right? Part 2

As the discussion over Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church’s decision to delay paying apportionments for 2015 continues to roil, I want to offer a few observations about another of the arguments I have heard against the idea of withholding apportionments.  I am not advocating the withholding of apportionments, and I have always encouraged the churches […]

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Jan 26 2015

Commmonplace Holiness blog: Creation’s True Unity is in Christ – Colossians 1:16,17

Some people see Christian faith as something wholly internal and spiritual. It is an inward experience of meaning and hope. Certainly it is that — or it should be. But, that is not all it is. It is also a…

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