Weekend Reads


This week there may well be some of the best reads I have found to date. Some really, really interesting stuff.

How science is increasingly revealing evidence of a creator of the universe.

One of my favorite writers/websites for simplicity/minimalism topics is Joshua Becker at Becoming Minimalist. He has written several excellent books, and this week features his most popular writing from 2014, including readers’ favorite posts, Josh’s favorites, most popular guest posts and popular links. Very, very well worth your time to take a look and a read!

When I started down the path of minimalism, simplicity and living with focus and intention, one of the best books I read was The 100 Thing Challenge by Dave Bruno. Is a very entertaiing read about an idea, a blog, and how things go “viral” in today’s interconnected social-media world. It’s one of the best reads in a while…. Its well worth your time.

As I have written before, Tim Challies is a pastor and widely read blogger; he was one of the inspirations for me to begin blogging. In some ways, I have adopted some similar content from Tim, including this idea of sharing interesting things I am reading. He wrote an excellent blog about why he started doing that.

Airline travel is cramped, crowded and not much fun.  And it’s mostly our own fault.  Here is an interesting explanation of how and why airlines fares are what they are, and why service and comfort are what they are.

You may have read that Joe Cocker died recenly at age 70 of cancer. Billy Joel paid tribute to him at his September show at Madison Square Garden, doing an uncanny song-impression.

Here is a really cool, short video that shows how airliners are built. After watching it, I started asking myself, is it not truly a miralce that these things can fly in the first place? While the physics remain simple, the complexity of the machines is truly amazing.

Simplify – A great book at a great price

Simplify-Coffee-227x300Over the last year, I have been intentionally working towards simplifying my life, spending time, energy and money on things that are truly important and matter.

One of my absolute favorite blogs on this subject is Becoming Minimalist. The author, Josh Becker, just put his great kindle book SIMPLIFY on sale for the next 10 days for only $0.99.

I highly recommend it!


Sharing the Word of God!


Its an exciting day for me.  October 16 has always been important and special in my life, but this year its because I am celebrating the launch of the PastorJamie.com blog.

Mostly we’ll talk about life, God’s love…and occasionally other things…

I am starting this blog to share the love of Jesus Christ with the world.  There is nothing more important in this world than believing in Jesus.

I didn’t always follow Christ.  I wasn’t always a believer.  But God has changed me by changing the way I think.  And there is no better way to get to know God and let Him change your life than by reading His book.

Let’s enjoy this journey called life together.

Grace and Peace, Pastor Jamie

Scripture link:  Romans 12:2
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