Showcase: Blessings

  • Be Blessed As A Child In Your Father's Heart by Sylvia Gunter +

    Listen to Galatians 4:6-7. "Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit Read More
  • Overcomers Blessing by Sylvia Gunter +

    "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know ... Read More
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Publications

The Suburban Christian (Al Hsu)

The Suburban Christian (Al Hsu):

http://thesuburbanchristian.blogspot.com/

What Al says about himself--

Hi, I'm Al Hsu (pronounced "shee"), also known as Albert Y. Hsu. I'm married to Ellen Hsu, and we're the proud parents of Josiah and Elijah. I'm an acquisitions and development editor at InterVarsity Press, working with authors and books in such areas as church & mission, global justice issues, spirituality and cultural engagement.

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Paradigm Shift by Randy Russell

randy_kathyBe not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your minds; then you will know the good, acceptable and perfect will of God. - Romans 12:2

The term ‘paradigm shift’ is popular in this century. It signifies the changing from one way of thinking and doing to another. We breeze along in life thinking a certain way and Boom!, there is a totally different way of seeing the same issue.

This shifting happened to me during my sophomore year in college. I was striving intently to succeed in academics, financially, and in relationships. But I was hitting a wall. The harder I tried the more I fell short. Yet my persistence only caused me to hit the wall harder. I was not a quitter. I would win.

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Conversations Journal

ConversationsConversations provides thoughtful, in-depth article treatments of topics aligned around a particular theme. Conversations covers “five continuing themes, each representing an enduring aspect of the soul—thought, emotion, behavior, relationship, and intention.” It is the kind of resource that provides fundamental discussion in discipleship building and incorporates the depth of discussion and authoritative insight that is crucial for individual growth in becoming like Jesus.

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Conformed to His Image

arbor-path1Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation by Kenneth Boa

This is one of the best books I have ever read on spiritual formation.  It covers twelve different facets of Christian spirituality. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) falling in love with God, cultivating an eternal (versus temporal) perspective, grasping our true identity in Christ, and warfare spirituality.  While the book was designed for use as a seminary text, it is very readable for all of the rest of us!  I found many profound insights in this book that really did change the way I thought about certain issues.

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Favorites

  • Mysterious and Unknown: Our Great God Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchanging Mysterious and unknown Your boundless love unfailing In grace and mercy shown Bright seraphim in ceaseless flight Read More
  • Our Great God by Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchangingMysterious, and unknownYour boundless love, unfailingIn grace and mercy shownBright seraphim in endless flightAround Your glorious throneThey raise Read More
  • This is my Father's world by Fernando Ortega +

    This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of Read More
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Fernando Ortega +

    Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyThe King of creationO my soul, praise HimFor He is thy health and salvationAll ye Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Holy as God is Holy +

    As Eugene Peterson says, the book of Leviticus shows how God brings everything into his holy presence and transforms it Read More
  • Jeremiah: The Importance of Repentance +

    As Eugene Peterson has noted, Jeremiah is used by God to call the people of Israel to repentance. Read More
  • Balaam: What Happens When You Try To Strong-Arm God +

    In Numbers, the surrounding nations watch as God pours out blessing and good fortune over and over on the Israelites. Read More
  • Born of Water: A sign of our new creation in Christ +

    Baptism is like a wedding vow. Read More
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