“This is amazing grace. This is unfailing love.” I let the words wash over me as I worshipped and starting thinking about the truly amazing nature of that grace. About a love that is so undeserved, yet so extravagant. When I stop and ponder the depth and passion of the grace and love of Jesus,… Continue reading YOU get love and YOU get love and YOU get love!
When I was expecting I did what I always do, I read and researched as much as possible to prepare for this new thing in my life. But even I knew enough to realize I was still going to have no idea what to expect. So that makes it a little difficult to answer the… Continue reading It Takes A Village, A Very Gracious Village
Grace sounds like such a soft word. It sounds so meek and passive – like something that could never be strong enough to effect change. I think somewhere deep inside of me I’ve thought that to be the case. But over the past couple of weeks I’ve realized – deeply – just how wrong I… Continue reading The Kindness of Grace
For those of you who read my New Year’s post, you know that I made a commitment to post daily. And you also know that this is a commitment I’ve not kept. I think it’s probably a combination of overcommitment and giving in to that pesky thing Pressfield calls resistance. I’m not happy about skipping… Continue reading Resistance is Futile
In service at NCC today, Pastor Heather shared a take on the Parable of the Vineyard Workers that is a little different from the typical ones. (I highly recommend you listen to the whole sermon.) I have to admit that while I believe every bit of it, I don’t like all of it. I want… Continue reading Justice, Generosity, and a Little Perspective
Why do I have such a hard time remembering the graciousness of God in the midst of His discipline? For some reason, I always think that every lesson He is teaching me has to be harsh and painful. I know that there is a balance and that He never promised life would be easy. But… Continue reading Goodness, Gracious