General, Spiritual Growth

The Long-Distance Race

"The Christian life is not a series of 100-yard sprints; it is like a cross-country race. It’s a long obedience in the same direction." - Alistair Begg I realized long ago that I'm not a very patient person. I sometimes wonder if it has something to do with the era I've spent my teens and… Continue reading The Long-Distance Race


One Word 365 (2019)

     The purpose of One Word 365 is to put aside the usual New Year’s resolutions that we never seem to keep. Instead, you pick one word. Just one word that you want to spend the year focusing on and living out… whatever that may mean for you, personally. I'm a bit early with this… Continue reading One Word 365 (2019)


Green by Ted Dekker

I finally finished re-reading The Circle series. Here’s the review I wrote the first time I read it…. one of the first reviews I ever did. 🙂

Jess Boudreaux

Green is Book Zero, both the final and first book of Ted Dekker’s Circle Series. This novel picks up with Thomas of Hunter and the Circle ten years after the events in the novel White. But now the Circle is breaking. The followers of Elyon have begun to doubt that Elyon will return for them as promised. Some doubt he ever really existed at all. To make matters worse, it is Samuel, Thomas’s own son, leading this turn from Elyon. Thomas must fight to keep the Circle together. Their hope lies in the Lost Books of History and making a way from the future world back to our world.

Ted Dekker, the author, says you can read Green as either the first or last book of the Circle series. I admit, I was doubtful. But I can now see how it works. The story does indeed come full circle…

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One Word 365 (2018)

9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. 10 Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lack diligence in zeal; be fervent in the Spirit; serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. 13 Share with the saints… Continue reading One Word 365 (2018)


Another Year Gone. A New Year Ahead.

2017 wasn't all I wanted it to be, but it had its moments. I read some great books, learned a lot about writing, took a big step on my writing journey, and drew closer to God. Now we're all reflecting on the time that has passed, and looking to the time ahead to make changes… Continue reading Another Year Gone. A New Year Ahead.


Reading Preview 3/23/17

Hey guys! I'll be finishing The Inkblots over the next couple of days. You can look for that review this weekend. In the meantime, I wanted to share what's coming up. These will be the next two books I read. I've been waiting on Byrd's new book for almost a year! I'll be reading Cambron's book… Continue reading Reading Preview 3/23/17


My Plans for 2017

My plans for the new year are about the same as last year, but here they are written out as a reminder for myself, as well as others. More Bible Study/Reading Ligonier Connect - I am still enjoying learning through this online service, and will continue to do so this year. Professor Horner's Bible Reading… Continue reading My Plans for 2017


When Part of You Is Still a Child

I have always loved Winnie the Pooh. My very first toy was a Pooh squeak toy, and I still have it. I grew up watching the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Saturday mornings, but I never owned any of the books. Not one. As I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate Pooh and his… Continue reading When Part of You Is Still a Child


Excitement for 2017

I know, it's still too early to be thinking about next year, but I have good reason. On a whim, I decided to see if two novels I've been waiting for have been released. Both are available for pre-order! These are novels that I am hoping I will enjoy as much as I enjoyed their… Continue reading Excitement for 2017