Book Review : The thing beneath the thing

Book Review : The Thing Beneath the Thing

March 17, 2022

In his book, The Thing Beneath the Thing, Steve Carter looks at why we sometimes overreact to certain people or events and how this may be connected to past hurts. Carter encourages readers to become curious about our overreactions particularly when there are patterns of behaviour that aren’t logical. If we can find the connection…

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Short Devotion : 1 Corinthians 8:7

Short Devotion : 1 Corinthians 8:7

November 21, 2021

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.” 1 Corinthians 8:7 Paul doesn’t berate…

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Book Review : Rooms

Book Review : Rooms

October 7, 2021

Rooms is a fascinating story with lots of psychological twists and turns. Micah Taylor receives a letter telling him he has inherited a beach house from a distant relative. When Micah visits the house, a series of events are set in motion that seriously threatens to upset his successful, wealthy life as the president of…

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A Christian response to 12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

A Christian Response – Peterson’s 4th Rule for Life

September 28, 2021

Rule 4 / Compare yourself to who you were yesterday not to who someone else is today Peterson discusses the futility of comparing ourselves to others as there will always be someone better, stronger, more intelligent, more beautiful or wealthier than we are. Furthermore, just because these people appear to be better off than we…

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Short Devotion : Acts 9:43

Short Devotion : Acts 9:43

May 16, 2021

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.” Acts 9:43   Simon was a tanner which means he touched dead animal carcasses daily. According to Jewish law, this made him unclean, yet Peter stayed with him for “some time.” God was working…

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