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Free Hugs and Finding Joy in One Another

God delights in his children’s enjoyment of one another. True, Christ alone is sufficient to meet all our needs. Yet, God has designed us for relationship not only with himself but also with others of our kind.

Appreciating Men but Glorifying God Alone

worshipI think it’s fine and appropriate to quote from Christian speakers and authors we have benefited from. But while gratefully acknowledging I have benefited from these men and women, I do not put them on a pedestal.

God’s Limitless Love

heartThe apostle John says we know what God’s love is because of the unthinkable price Jesus paid for us, to turn us into God’s own children, fully acceptable in his sight. God’s love abounds. It proliferates. It’s overflowing, even excessive—something all sufferers need to hear.

C. S. Lewis on the Vulnerability of Love

C.S. LewisI appreciated what C. S. Lewis wrote in The Four Loves about the vulnerability of love:

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.

An Alarming Trend: The Illiteracy of Boys

boy readingMy friends Brett and Alex Harris, on their wonderful website www.therebelution.com, cited a Wall Street Journal article about the importance of reading, and the great decline in reading among boys. I have often cited this as one of the most alarming trends of our day.

Announcing the Winners of the 90 Days of God's Goodness Giveaway

Here are the three randomly drawn winners from the 90 Days of God's Goodness giveaway on Randy’s blog.

Grandson Ty Scores His First Competition Basket

On Friday two of our four wonderful grandsons spent the night, and we took them to their Saturday morning basketball game. Jake, the six year old scored 5-6 times, and scored last week in his first game. But his little brother Tyler, at 4 years old, scored his first competition basket ever Saturday. See this video I took.

Why I Write Fiction, and Creativity in Writing

ReadingFor a long time Christians were reticent to enter the field of fiction writing. Although fiction had been popular in the secular field for a long time, it was sparse in Christian publishing. The popularity of authors Frank Peretti and then later Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins certainly opened up the door much wider for acceptance of Christian fiction.

Writing as Ministry First, Vocation Second

WritingYesterday I made my February 1 deadline for the Courageous novel. I sent it off 11:56 p.m. Pacific time—hated to waste 4 minutes, but I needed a margin in case it got stuck in my outbox and I had to reboot. :)

Many thanks to all of you who prayed. There’s still much editing to come, but I’m grateful for God's grace and kindness in an exhausting project that has consumed the last four months.

February Giveaway: 90 Days of God’s Goodness

90 Days of God's GoodnessHere at the EPM office, it’s always fun for our staff when Randy’s new books arrive. There’s something special about seeing a book in physical form that Randy has worked on for months. This month he has two new books, both available on February 8: The Chasm, a fiction book, and 90 Days of God’s Goodness, a devotional.

We’ll be hosting a Facebook party next week to celebrate The Chasm (more details below!), so for this giveaway, I wanted to focus on 90 Days of God’s Goodness: Daily Reflections That Shine Light on Personal ...

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