Those ‘Marginal’ People

“Light shines in the darkness for the godly.    They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.” Psalm 112:4, NLT The glory of Jesus lies in this: in weakness, vulnerability, and apparent failure. He has called forth disciples to come after Him, willing and able to carry the cross and relive His passion with compassion. They are marginal people,Continue reading “Those ‘Marginal’ People”

A Grace That Overwhelms Me

“To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God’s grace means.” ― Brennan Manning Perhaps there are a few things we need to more fully grasp. There is a real and definite, ‘life of grace.’ AndContinue reading “A Grace That Overwhelms Me”

“Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be?”

The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the following excerpt from the Thorton Wilder play “The Angel that Troubled the Waters”. The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, but it changes the end of the parable. I first encountered this excerpt within the book “Abba’s Child: The Cry ofContinue reading ““Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be?””

Brokenness, Depression and Brennan Manning

I’ve put together a collection of quotes by my favorite author, Brennan Manning.  I have found that when he writes, he penetrates.  What he writes goes deep into the soul of this ex-junkie, loser, and mentally ill person—he tells me of God’s love like few have ever done.  To Manning, every person is redeemable, none areContinue reading “Brokenness, Depression and Brennan Manning”