For a Child Born Without Eyes

A Pastor’s Letter to the Parents of a Child Born Without Eyes Dear John and Diane, Last night, as I prayed with Noel, you were heavy on my mind. I said, “Lord, O Lord, please let me be a pastor who preaches and leads and loves in a way that makes the impossibilities of life […]

Grace That Teaches

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,” – Titus 2:11-12, NIV The grace of God can be very obvious.  It is seen by all.  It is […]

Low Sodium Christians

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?” Luke 14:34  Our distinctiveness for God is first evident in our communication.  The way we talk is […]

Tough Love: The Ragamuffin Gospel, An Excerpt

The Ragamuffin Gospel  by Brennan Manning Tough love is a love that won’t let go. Sometimes, it has to be ‘velvet on an iron fist’. It is caring enough not to be manipulated or controlled. The truth must be spoken— and spoken in love. The best thing I could do is to let Mr. Manning […]