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”

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 canContinue reading “We Have Nothing, Unless He Gives It”

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 inContinue reading “A “Zucchini-Blasted” Faith”

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 wonderContinue reading “Grace: Be All You Can Be”