They're familiar comments. We've all heard them before ... "I've worked hard for everything I have" ... "He's a self-made man" ... "She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth." The class-system mentality separates us. Judgments are made based upon a person's ability, contribution to society, whether they have value or are deserving. … Continue reading Breath Day – August 4, 2018
It was Adventure Day at the Farm. A friend sent out an invitation to spend the day at the farm and create our own "adventure." That was all I needed to hear, and I was there. Because my favorite new activity is kayaking, my eyes lit up when I arrived on the property and saw … Continue reading Current of Grace
Every morning when I rise I thank God for a new day of grace and mercy. And every day I am thankful for that grace and mercy. God’s grace saves me daily from my faults. He saves us daily not because of righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy.– Titus3:5. Understanding this … Continue reading Tell Your Story
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!
You are probably familiar with the story of Jesus calling Lazarus out of the grave. I remember as a child hearing the story in Sunday School about two sisters whose brother died. Jesus waited four days to show up and missed the burial, the wake and everything. Martha and Mary were still upset about their … Continue reading Burial Cloths
I tell a lot of dog stories. Not because I'm an expert on dogs or have owned a lot of them but because I have learned so much by observing them. Because dogs don't talk, they communicate largely through their behavior. And Gracie did. Gracie came to our home on a whim of mine. With my … Continue reading The Amazin’ Gracie
I remember the time when grace first revealed itself to me. Not fully, but I saw a little corner of the truth. I was spending the summer of 2009 scanning old training records at a nuclear power plant near my hometown. Drawer by drawer, we slowly emptied the old records storage building. When we finished … Continue reading Grace is Greater