The Fruit of the Spirit and Emotional Intelligence

How does your life taste to other people? Are you walking in step with the Holy Spirit, enough so that the “fruit of the Spirit” is evident in the ways you interact with others?[i] How about your “Emotional Intelligence,” which Daniel Goleman defines as “the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for …

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Gawk Reflex

The first time my grandmother saw the Grand Canyon, she cried. I can totally understand why now. I’ve heard about this gargantuan geological treasure my whole life, of course, but it wasn’t until recently that I saw it with own bewildered eyes. We were on a long, epic road trip through New Mexico and Arizona …

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Why I Wrote This Book

I’m a desperate man. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I do think the way you and I sometimes feel about desperate people (avoid them) is way different than how Jesus feels about desperate people (they attract Him). I started writing this book out of desperate places in my own life, when my …

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Sample Reading from “Java Wake”

Mike O’Quin’s international suspense novel Java Wake was released on Amazon in May of 2015 in both paperback and Kindle editions. Click here to read early reviews. Here’s a sample reading by the author from the first chapter, recorded at an early public reading, along with a brief description on his motivation behind writing it. P.S. To …

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Book Launch Party: “Java Wake” @ Austin Java

Hey all you Faith-Activating friends in the Austin area, I wanted to personally invite you to the book launch party of my new novel, Java Wake. Where else could we do this event in Austin besides the Austin Java cafe! We’ll enjoy refreshments, a sample reading from yours truly, a Q&A time, a book signing, …

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“Java Wake” Launches

I’m very, very happy to announce that my novel Java Wake has just been published and is available starting today in print edition and e-book on Amazon. Here’s a little more from the back cover: “Stephen Cranton’s mid-life crisis is coming on a decade too early. On a business trip to Indonesia, he evaluates his …

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The Hope of Glory (Part Two)

Is glory something that God has all there is of, and He doesn’t share it with anyone? By being recognized for our service are we in danger of stealing glory from God?  Is it wrong to want to feel honored even as we serve Him? In this audio podcast, Mike O’Quin interviews Steve Hawthorne over …

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The Hope of Glory (Part One)

“Glory” for most of us is a religious, stained-glass window word that has no real place in our daily lives. But understanding what it is, and what it means for us, can give us a higher purpose for living and a deeper well of joy as we center our lives on Christ. In this audio …

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From Atheist To Believer in Seconds Flat

Shane Harris recently visited a country in Central Asia and met a man who was sticking his toe in the waters of spiritual belief, then suddenly took a plunge while Shane was there. It’s a powerful story of God in action, drawing people far from Christ to Himself. Mike O’Quin interviews Shane on this dramatic …

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Mr. Swan

My five-year-daughter Naomi and I recently went swan hunting along the banks of the Colorado River which flows through our fair city of Austin. Before you notify the Humane Fowl Society, I mean “hunt” in the sense of looking for them to admire their majestic beauty. We were strolling along this river during half time …

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