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. ManningContinue reading “Tough Love: The Ragamuffin Gospel, An Excerpt”

Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]

“Lord, I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup uncertain in asking any small drop of refreshment. If only I had known you better I’d have come running with a bucket.” -Nancy Spiegelberg There can be no freedom from condemnation without submission to the saving life of Christ.  This is a definiteContinue reading “Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]”

Memories Haunt in the Light

For many who have struggled with depression, as I have, often suffer from an underlying brokenness that stems from past tragedies that we can’t seem to completely forget. We try to understand why and pray for forgetfulness that never seems to come. But even so, when we know Jesus as our Savior the Light isContinue reading “Memories Haunt in the Light”

Are You a Half-Shekel Short?

How much money a person has can make a big difference in many things in life. It can mean the difference between shopping for groceries as Whole Foods or WinCo, or not being able to shop at all but having to go to a food bank instead. Money can mean the difference between driving a BMW,Continue reading “Are You a Half-Shekel Short?”