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Review: The 3 Minute Difference

“The 3-Minute Difference” by Wayne Nance; a Review I received a copy of this book from the B & B Media Group, Inc. in return for my honest evaluation. To be honest, I struggled a bit in reading this book primarily because it is really three books in one.  Nance, founder and president of Real Life Management, discovered from his own experience that there are three crucial areas of a person’s life that cry for deliberate management; health & fitness, financial fitness and relationship fitness.  In this book he not only recounts his journey in dealing with these areas, but presents some extremely helpful tools for others who are struggling with one or more of them.  After reading this, I’m putting it in my reference library so that I can refer to it again and again as needed. The name of the book “The 3-Minute Difference” is a bit of a misnomer in that it will take much longer than 3 minutes to achieve success in any of the three arenas of life mentioned above.  The name is derived …

Exposed: Inexcusable Me...Irreplaceable Him - Shannon M. Deitz - Google Books

Exposed: Inexcusable Me...Irreplaceable Him - Shannon M. Deitz - Google Books:

For me this was a tough read.  I received a complimentary copy of the book from B &  B Media Group in exchange for my honest review.  So, here goes....
For much of the book I felt a bit like a voyeur, looking through a bedroom window at a young woman's most vulnerable moments.  At best I felt that I was reading someone's private diary.  Although I recognize the need to "set the stage" for what was a very positive ending, I also felt that in some instances there was "TMI".
With that disclaimer, let me move to the positive aspects I found in the book.  I believe, from her personal testimony that Ms. Deitz is a true "born again" Catholic whose allegiance is more to the Lord than to the church.  Her agonizing search for spiritual truth is the real story.  Though I cannot identify with a back ground of abuse, I have dealt with many who can, and I feel that this book wou…

Monday Morning Musings

As is the case with many, if not most, pastors, Mondays start off sluggishly.  Usually we are spent from the rigors of preaching, and are either elated or dejected depending upon the response of the people.  There is the immediate need to evaluate the services from the previous day and begin planning for next weekend.  Even if we are in a preaching series, there are always "tweaks" that need to be made, editing, blurbs for the bulletin or newspaper, etc.
One thing I'm trying to implement in my walk with Jesus is His practice of going to the Father each day for marching orders.  I love the passage in Mark 1 where, in the midst of a revival meeting which went well into the night, Jesus went out to a quiet place "while it was still dark" and spent time with His Father.  When the disciples came seeking Him because the crowd was back, He said, "Let's go to the neighboring villages so that I may preach there too."  Not many preachers would walk away from…