Posts in Faith
Streams of Mercy by Barbara Duguid

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher, P&R Publishing. This in no way affects my opinion of this devotional.

I can't believe 2018 is coming to a close soon. This time of year I find myself reflecting on the wonderful books I've read as well as the devotionals I plan to dig into in the new year. I've acquired quite a few life-changing devotionals recently, including Love Came Down at Christmas by Sinclair Ferguson, an advent devotional that I just started.

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Book Haul for the Jesus Lover

Hello again, readers!

I recently acquired a few Christian books, and I’m so thankful to have them. I’m officially a regular reviewer for P&R Publishing, which is so exciting, and I just got back from a work conference (CCEF annual conference 2018), which means I brought a box full of books back with me.

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1 Kings 1: The King to Come

One of my favorite things about reading the Old Testament is the hidden shadows and types of Christ, waiting to be found like buried treasure. There are so many shadows of good things to come, and I often struggle to see them.

But as I read 1 Kings 1, I pray that the Lord would illuminate his Word and bring me clarity: that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart would be pleasing in his sight (Psalm 19:14).

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Honey by the Spoonfuls: My Bible Journal

Since I began my public reading life, one of my greatest joys and most satisfying conversations with other readers is when they tell me I recommended a book they love. I truly get a little thrill when someone tells me she was in the worst reading slump and I inspired her to pick up a book, or that he finally picked up that book on his shelf for three years and found a new favorite.

Connecting people to books that mean so much to them—especially in busy seasons—is such a sweet perk to me in this whole “online reader” experience.

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Lately: Scarcity vs. Abundance in Faith, Reading, and Work

I’ve been thinking a lot about how the ebb and flow of scarcity versus abundance affects my entire life. This is a mind-set we’re taught to put on from an early age—one of those subtle rules we assign meaning to in some way or another, whether it’s scarcity-thinking of finances, possessions, time, friendships . . . it truly devours and gnaws away at us, to the point where abundance is always an arm’s length away.

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