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 will somehow grant us a pile of ‘nice things.’  This concept tells us that material possessions are a sign of His blessing.  If we just have enough faith, we willContinue reading “Grace: Be All You Can Be”

Learning to Lean [Intimacy]

  “One of His disciples, whom Jesus loved [whom He esteemed and delighted in], was reclining [next to Him] on Jesus’ bosom.”   John 13:23, Amplified  “One of the disciples, the one Jesus loved dearly, was reclining against him, his head on his shoulder.”   John 13:23, The Message The apostle, traditionally John, is foundContinue reading “Learning to Lean [Intimacy]”

The Lord of My Darkest Fear

“And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.”  Job 11:18 “If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”  Prov. 3:24 Bedding down in the ruins of an old adobe church gave me a great deal of apprehension. Continue reading “The Lord of My Darkest Fear”

Fire or Blackberries?

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning In some odd way, our lives seem to be always getting interrupted by God. And it can happen a lot. We need to seeContinue reading “Fire or Blackberries?”