A Disease Doctors Can’t Diagnose…

Five years ago, TED Fellow Jennifer Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days makes even the rustling of bed sheets unbearable. In this poignant talk, Brea describes the obstacles she’s encountered in seeking treatment for her condition, whose root causes and physical effects we don’t fully understand, as well as her mission to document through film the lives of patients that medicine struggles to treat.

A Disease Doctors Can’t Diagnose…

The Way of Grace…

I recently read (and would highly recommend) Glandion Carney and Marjean Brooks’s The Way of Grace: Finding God on the Path of Surrender.  I was fortunate to receive a complimentary copy a couple of years ago directly from the publisher for review purposes.  Watch the above video, check out the book, and then let me know what you think.

The Way of Grace…

Heaven’s Heartbeat…

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I recently read (and would recommend) Micah Smith’s Heaven’s Heartbeat: Personal Reflections on Hearing the Heart of God.  The author has been a mentor (from a distance) for a very long time.  He has also been very supportive of my wife and I as we planted Blue Bridge Church just four years ago.  I also consider two of his sons my lifelong friends.

Smith has such an uncanny ability to see God’s providential hand in everyday circumstances.  Pick up a copy – you will enjoy it.  While you are at it, check out a few of the Smith’s writings and works all around the world.

Heaven’s Heartbeat…

The Ersatz Elevator…

I am continuing through Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events with The Ersatz Elevator.  Though this installment was probably my least favorite thus far in the series, there were still plenty of quotes worthy of sharing on my Twitter feed.  Anyone else read this series and care to share their thoughts on such a simple but creative concept?

The Ersatz Elevator…

The Austere Academy…

As I mentioned recently, I returned to Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events with The Austere Academy.  Though there were no quotes that really stuck out to me in this book, I have to agree with my eldest daughter that this is my favorite story in the collection thus far.  I keep on waiting for the author to return to a tired formula – but he just knows how to offer just enough twists and turns to put a smile on your face but add enough reoccurring themes to stay true to the voice and vision of the narrator.  Fun reads indeed.  

The Austere Academy…