Author Archives: carlsimmonslive

About carlsimmonslive

See the About Me page, if you want to know more about ME. Otherwise, hopefully you'll know more about Jesus and some of his followers by reading here. And thanks for stopping by.

Maximizing the Midsize Church


Got a decent-sized (but not big) church, and want to keep a handle on where you’re at and where you’re going? David J. Peter. Maximizing the Midsize Church: Effective Leadership for Fruitful Mission and Ministry. 176p., $18.99, Kregel Ministry. Nearly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lay Down Your Goals    


Let’s return to the idea of us “taking things out of God’s hands” through our own control issues—specifically, through the plans and goals we lay out for ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with having goals for our lives. They give us … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Business of Your Life


For young people ready to take their finances into their own hands. . . . Keith Lloyd Brown. The Business of Your Life: A Young Christian’s Guide to Financial Literacy. 240p., $16.99, Deep River Books. Former Ameriprise financial planner Keith … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lay Down Your Doubt


Our anxiety expresses itself through doubt. And our doubt expresses itself by taking things into our own hands. Whether we say it or even consciously think it, trying to make things happen on our own says, at best, “God’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Between Us Guys


For dads, and for all those conversations they’ve been meaning to have with their sons. . . . Joel Fitzpatrick. Between Us Guys: Life-Changing Conversations for Dads and Sons. 128p., $17.99, New Growth Press. This easy-to-use, life-changing book for fathers … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lay Down Your Anxiety   


What I interpret as God’s slowness in making my life less stressful is, rather, his patience in waiting for me to repent. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

God’s Gift of Tremendous Power


We all need more of God’s strength in our life. This book will help you learn more about how to get there. . . . Ann Shakespeare. God’s Gift of Tremendous Power. 128p., $13.99, Deep River Books. God’s Gift of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment