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.’ And […]

We Have Nothing, Unless He Gives It

   “To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:6 “We’re all stumbling towards the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment.” -Bo Lozoff We really must come to this point in our discipleship.  Simply we must realize that we can […]

A “Zucchini-Blasted” Faith

I have been rightly branded as a pessimist.  My struggles are such that I must continue to press into joy, to continue over and over, shaking off the grave clothes, and step into the sunshine.  I need to spontaneously sing once in a while, and pick flowers. I know this. For there’s an abundance in […]

Grace: Be All You Can Be

“Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes” –Martin Luther There exists a mentality among Christian believers where our faith grants us a plethora of nice things.  This concept tells us that material possessions are a sign of favor.  If we just have enough faith, we will live in a land of wonder […]