Showcase: Joy!

  • Joy Will Find A Way: Bruce Cockburn +

    Bruce Cockburn’s song Joy Will Find A Way describes the way joy from love can transform one’s life. make me Read More
  • Shepherd's Joy by Luther Jackson Middle School Advanced Chorus +

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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.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

  • Worry

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • The Beauty of God

    Apocalyptic and the Beauty of God Isaiah 65. 17-25; Revelation 21.9-27 a sermon at Harvard Memorial Church, October 22 2006 Read More
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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Healing Words From A Dialogue With God by Sylvia Gunter +

    ... Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to Read More
  • Fast Of Words - A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter +

    Isaiah 58:10b-12 Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. Read More
  • The power of words +

    Our words have the power to bless or curse, to influence for good or for bad. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
  • A focus on blessing others +

    We are called to be a blessing to the world first to those around us. Read More
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