New Book Day

I’m starting a new book Monday, but I thought I’d give you some background information on it and its author today.  As the byline says, “How a pastor with gay parents learned to love others without sacrificing conviction.”  We need so much more love, acceptance, and tolerance in this world. If all we ever looked…

Four Question Friday on Thursday 

It’s time for Four Question Friday! Cindi McMenamin’s book, When God Sees Your Tears, was good. Not my favorite, but good. So, the questions…ready? Was this book based in scripture? Yes. The entire book was based around the story of Hannah in the Bible and her longing for a son and God’s subsequent blessing.  Did…

Decisions

When I started Life Down This Road, I already had a successful blog, My Daily Rock, which I have been writing on for nearly a year. On that blog, I review Christian books for two week time periods in an effort to find books that draw me into a deeper relationship with God.  I tell…

The End

I came the the close of this book today. Cindi did a wonderful job of wrapping all of her ideas into a final chapter and I found it the most powerful of them all.  It’s so hard to see the blessings that come from our challenges, especially while we are in the middle of them,…

During

So much struck me in chapter 9 of this book today. One of the things that she quotes is “God doesn’t tell us to be thankful for our circumstances, but to be thankful in them.” That’s in 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 18. So many circumstances in life leave us confused and searching for answers….

Making Sacrifices

Sacrifice. Ugh! That’s a hard one and something that I don’t like. I don’t even like to talk about it. Cindi does a wonderful job discussing it in chapter eight. She talks about how God sees our sacrifices and our need for them or our need for what they can do for us.  I feel,…

Chapter Four – Pouring It Out

This chapter is all about crying and pouring your heart out to God. Good stuff. It’s hard, sometimes, to remember it’s okay to cry and that God is okay with it too. He doesn’t expect us to suck it up all the time and to be strong every minute. He knows life is hard and…

Chapter 3

This book is good, although it may not creep itself into being one of my favorites. It’s full of, and based around, a story. I don’t mind books written that way, but I was looking for more meat this time around. Of course, it could just be me. The stories are interesting and they do…

A Thought

Someone left a comment on my Instagram account asking why bad things happen. This is a difficult question and one I have grappled with myself. There is so much pain and suffering in this world and it doesn’t make any sense. Why would a loving God allow it if He can just think the thought…

New Book Monday

Truth be told, this is the second New Book Monday in two weeks. I don’t know what was happening, but I bought another book last week and I just couldn’t get into it (Falling Upward by Richard Rohr). I was having a hard time understanding it and just in the reading I felt confused and…

Four Question Friday

My last day with this wonderful book. This book has changed my life. Does it answer all four questions? Yes! It brought me closer to God, it changed my heart, it drew me into the scriptures, and is this book based on the gospel of Jesus Christ? The last one is a bit tricky. As…

#teamegg

Just like so many other people I am hitting YouTube and FB a few times a day to see what’s up with April the giraffe. It’s pretty cool. Our youngest, who is seventeen, is a die-hard giraffe lover and I can see why. They certainly are interesting and beautiful (and strangely shaped). Today’s reading in…