I have been saved by grace simply through believing that Christ died for me. (Ephesians 2:8-9) I must admit that I struggled much in my early faith walk to comprehend the difference between mercy and grace! Mercy: Outward manifestation of pity; assumes a need/a plea for help by the asker; a disposition to forgive Grace: Endued … Continue reading Grace Got Me!
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet … Continue reading Accessorize Well
Yes, even the words to America’s national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” remind us that we are blessed to live in the “land of the free.” However, when these words were originally penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814, many slaves were not free. This is still true today. Oh yes, we are free to … Continue reading Living in The Land of The Free
Growing up as a dancer, my natural tendency and lean in life quickly became to perform. Over the years I became very good at it. Recently I also took the enneagram test, which once again affirmed this. If you haven’t taken this yet, it's another great personality test to help discover things about yourself and … Continue reading Letting Go Of Fear
Receiving the gift of grace-bought salvation is a one-time and for-all-time occurance. But sacrificially giving grace -- stepping beyond the parameters of human ability and freely forgiving because you have been freely forgiven -- that is a life-long journey. High school was a tough time for me. Years of bitterness, insecurity, and grief became an … Continue reading Regifting Grace
When I was eight years old, two short months after the devastating and life-changing attacks on 9/11, I accepted Jesus into my heart and publicly made a decision to follow Christ. However, it was more than a decade later before I realized what that decision truly meant and why I needed to intentionally and passionately … Continue reading Receiving the Gift
I remember the first moments I found out I was pregnant with our second child, Knox. Holding that unexpectedly positive pregnancy test, I felt shock, disbelief and, if I’m being quite honest, dread. Such a departure from the happy dance and squealing when I read “PREGNANT” for the first time with our daughter, Presley. And … Continue reading Unexpected Blessings