Translating Messages From Heads To Hearts

Rick

Hosea, Go Marry A Whore!

It seems crazy that God would instruct one of His prophets to marry a whore, just to demonstrate what [our] unfaithfulness looks like. But He did. He told Hosea to marry Gomer, a prostitute. Why would He do that? It’s vile. To a man, it strikes at the very heart of his identity and self-worth. …

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Retirement?

I’m there. That place where men go to die. Where the thing they start to look forward to is pushing the shopping cart that holds their wife’s purse at Target. I’m not sure I can do it . . . Especially now that I’ve been forced into seclusion for over a year at the hand …

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Book Review: Unfinished:Believing is only the Beginning, by Richard Stearns

In July, 2009, I said Richard Stearns’ first book, “The Hole in our Gospel:What does God Expect of Us?” was an amazing read, calling Christians to accountability. Stearns’ latest book, “Unfinished” takes up where “A Hole in our Gospel” left off. While the first book talked of the missing pieces of the Gospel, Unfinished shows us …

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Book Review: Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold

Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold by Bryan Clay My rating: 4 of 5 stars Who besides Bryan’s prayer warrior mother dared to dream and trust God that he would turn from living as a drinking, fighting, selfish and self-destructive, insecure-but-arrogant young man? Redemption, Bryan Clay’s autobiography …

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