A Very Simple Grace

“Do you believe that the God of Jesus loves you beyond worthiness and unworthiness, beyond fidelity and infidelity—that he loves you in the morning sun and in the evening rain—that he loves you when your intellect denies it, your emotions refuse it, your whole being rejects it. Do you believe that God loves without conditionContinue reading “A Very Simple Grace”

CT Interview with Brennan Manning

The Dick Staub Interview: Brennan Manning on “Ruthless Trust” http://www.brennanmanning.com/ Many Christians are still afraid to let God love them as they truly are, says the former priest, sober alcoholic, and author. This is just a small excerpt of an interview given by Mr. Manning to Christianity Today. What is premise of this book aboutContinue reading “CT Interview with Brennan Manning”

Grace, Without Any Additives

I believe that God’s grace goes far, far beyond what we have learned up to now. It  seems everywhere we look in the Gospels we are accosted by extravagant love and bottomless mercy. Jesus fully explains God’s grace; He reveals the true nature of God’s graciousness. Often Jesus’ parables come ‘fully loaded’ and are precise explanationsContinue reading “Grace, Without Any Additives”

I’m Deeply Loved, [and Forgiven]

“My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.” ― Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel This quote rings resoundly within this heart of mine. It echoes and sings with a confidence that is not logical or reasonable by anyContinue reading “I’m Deeply Loved, [and Forgiven]”