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Book Review: The Buzzards are Circling, But God's Not Finished with me Yet

In The Buzzards are Circling, But God's Not Finished with me Yet Stan Toler combines humor with sound biblical theology as he encourages and challenges those who face troubles. During these tough economic times, this book does much to answer tough questions and issues.

Toler's messages address a variety of difficult situations and life challenges. Toler, his family and members of his congregation have experienced a bevy of difficulties, Toler describes some of these as a massing of buzzards and then shares folksy stories, anecdotes and relevant scripture to dispel their menacing presence.

The Buzzards are Circling, But God's Not Finished with me Yet contains practical wisdom liberally mixed with humor in each chapter:
When Your World Crumbles, You Don't Have to be One of the Crumbs (You Can Survive Your Situation)Life is Full of Uncertainty ... but I Could Be Wrong about That (Gaining Confidence in Tough Times)God Created the World in Six Days and Did Not Once Ask My Adv…

God's love is limitless

In a recent Upper Room devotional, Mike Macdonald wrote: "Our Creator knows our limitations. While desiring our best, God is not surprised or thwarted when we fail to live up to the divine hope for us. God's love for us is even more abundant and unconditional than parents' love for their children."

We'll run into people (we may be one of them) who can't communicate God's great love for us as we are, where we are.  God's love stretches beyond our understanding. God's love is unconditional, it knows no limits.

God's love reaches beyond our faults, failures and limits. These don't surprise him. Nothing, the scriptures says, nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8).

Books: God Knows My Name: Never Forgotten, Forever Loved

Have you ever had one of those days when you want to climb into the sudsy tub of God's love and soak out the tensions and strains of the day?
If ever a book massages and soothes a weary spirit, this book does. The messages and tone of God Knows My Name communicate everything a beloved child of God needs to know about the heart of God toward those who believe.   

This book is biblically sound in a warm, conversational way.
I hope you or someone you love reads God Knows My Name: Never Forgotten, Forever Loved, by Beth Redman.

On "Trusted Advisors" by Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt often writes helpful blog posts. Today is a great one, full of practical and wise points.

Who Are Your "Trusted Advisors"?

Finding solid footing in God's love

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I'm meditating on rejection today. That isn't true. That's too tame a word. I'm wrestling with rejection today. Some days it's a mud wrestling match. I'm slipping. My feet and heart are reaching for the stone foundation of Christ's love and truth so I can get a better footing.

There's a lot of rejection in this life. If you work as a contractor, freelance writer or artist, you run into rejection. If you apply for jobs or compete for better positions, you run into being judged and possibly found short of someone's expectations.  If you're in the dating phase of relationships, you may feel rejected many times.

Sometimes you know why you're rejected, sometimes not.  Sometimes you're at fault and there is something you can do to improve. Sometimes when you don't measure up, the other may be using a faulty measuring tape. The difference isn't always clear.

Jesus dealt with rejection. He was "the stone that the builders rejected&q…

Transitions

I'm in quiet mode during construction and change. This blog is on hold for the time being.

Enjoy your summer.