When I notice something that bothers me in Church, or with other believers, it’s good to ask a question first: Is this a salvation issue or is it just a preference issue? Christians are commanded not to judge others, but in a sense we do need to be able to judge for ourselves the non-negotiable... Continue Reading →
Lord, give us your wisdom to understand in our hearts, deep inside, that when life is hard, when thousands of burdens rail at us from the business side of a new week, what it means to be satisfied and contented with you.
Good morning friends, As much as I hate to admit it, I can't do it all and don't have it all together. Every day I punish myself with guilt for not being able to take my life by the throat and make it what I imagine it should be. And on top of that, it's... Continue Reading →
There is a dangerous misconception that we cannot receive God's grace until we "clean up our act". My chance encounter with someone who did not seem to believe in her own worthiness served to remind me that grace is ours for the taking, regardless of what we have done. We have only to receive it with humility and faith.
Once again it's that crucial day when everyone decides whether to make or break their resolutions: January 2. According to researcher John Norcross in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, approximately 50 percent of the population makes resolutions each New Year and by February, they have given up. (From Psychology Today) Can you relate? I sure... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I spent more than 10 hours traveling with three connecting flights and almost no sleep, only to find that there was no bag for me when I arrived at my home destination. Maybe this has happened to you before, maybe not, but perhaps you can still sympathize with that feeling of "....oh no...." as... Continue Reading →
1 Peter 4:10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. How are you being a good steward of God's grace today? Remember, your bank account of Grace is constantly overflowing! Give it away generously so that Jesus has more and more... Continue Reading →