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An Unhurried Life

This is a book I was told about several years ago and it sat on my shelf.  I regret having not hurried to read this book way back then as it may have added a few years to my life that has been shaved off scurrying from busy task to busy task. Hurry and read this book, NOW.

Crash The Chatterbox

Love him or not Steve Furtick, Pastor of the largest church in N.C. has put together an insightful book to help to manage the range of thoughts that roll in and out of our heads. His honesty is seldom heard from prominent leaders hiding their struggles.


The story of Maurice Clarett is one dear to my heart being a huge Buckeye fan and also attending what I considered the greatest football game ever played.  It was the 2003 double-overtime win by Ohio State over Miami.  The game-winning touchdown was scored by Clarett and we had the happenstance situation of meeting him on our flight back from the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix. Little did we know at that time that it was his last game played as bad decisions forced him out of football and sadly in prison.  But through the Grace of God his life was turned around and now he has had a huge influence in guiding athletes and others.

Father: A Look Into The Heart Of God

This is an older book written in 2004.  It is a compilation of teachings from legendary Gerri Keller who truly understands the Father-Son/Daughter relationship with God and helps separate the limitations of our earthly father figure relationship letdowns in comparison with that of God.

Her books have been instrumental in helping friends and family. All her books provide insight to having a healthy brain wiping out toxic thoughts that lead to sickness.

Bill Johnson is a 5th generation leader of Bethel Ministries in northern California with worldwide influence.  While considered controversial by some, his knowledge and experiential applications of Biblical truths should not be ignored.  I have read several of his books after being told by some NOT to.  Biggest mistake of my life was heeding the NOT TO advice which left me boxed in by ‘doctrine’ that stifles the Spirit that God provided to us as a helper in a spiritual world.  I highly recommend Hosting the Presence (especially chapter 9 on the peace of God)  as a first start as well as any others that he has authored.

Average Joe

Average Joe

Tired of losing the inner battle that worry and anxiety wages inside your heart and mind? I am too!  This Average Joe admits worry is a DAILY battle.  Yes, some of us are born with anxiety DNA.  Are you ready to defeat it and be able to help others you care for to conquer their worry?  Avg Joe’s Portico is a place where we Worriers learn to become Warriors!  Life can be a Pressure cooker,  how would you like to uncork the steam and turn it into positive power? MORE ABOUT JOE...



Music Reviews

The Pen & The Page - Jimmy Atkins


I had the pleasure of witnessing Jimmy Atkins' solo live debut.  Looking for some soothing down to earth guitar playing with thoughtful lyrics, the Pen and the Page is the album for you.   And click here for a cool trek from the west Carolina hills on YouTube which is not on the CD/MP3


Average Joe's YouTube Channel

I pride myself on great taste (IMO) in music.  I cannot play any instrument other than the ‘play’ button on the device of the moment, but love to find new unique sounds and pass on my discoveries. Here are some of my latest downloads to listen to and maybe order to support the artists. You can also catch some on my YouTube Channel.

Cheryl Vought is a personal friend of mine whose new recording is one that will take you to a new level in your spiritual journey.  The cover song is one that I play to start the day to get in the right realm and close the night to end in the right place.   While this is her first release it is not as a newbie in maturity.  The music is solid and fresh and her vocals sound as if they are coming straight from the title.

Little Bird - Misty Edwards

Misty Edwards – Tremendous variety and wisdom in her recordings.  Latest is Little Bird which has a Tori Amos sound, totally unlike any other ‘Christian music’.  Her other recordings are also great, this is the newest.

Asaph - Loud Harp

Loud Harp is a two-man group with a sound of a full band.  Tremendous guitar work, vocals, and writing.   Listing their last recording, the first is just as good, I own both.

David and Melissa Helser have a tremendous authority in their words and music.  On The Shores seems to be on a continuous loop on my Ipad lately as the variety in the music is fresh all the time. Their other releases also sit in the same play mode.

Amber Brooks mix of music fits in almost all settings whether looking for uplifting, sorrow adjustment, relaxation or wherever. If you buy no other song at least check out Heavenly Places, song #10 in my YouTube listing.

Rivers and Robots is a UK band that is just beginning to be known here across the ocean.   The first time if heard their music I had to find more.   The two albums listed are ones I continue to hit repeat often.

I Must Find You - Young Oceans

Young Oceans is a New York band whose instrumentals remind me of Explosions in the sky. Adding in the lyrics and soothing voices takes you straight to the ocean or calms down those road rage thoughts if rolling down the highway.


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