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
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
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” Ephesians 2:8–9. I have heard that verse all my life. The truth is it takes all three: grace, salvation, and faith. Kinda like it takes milk, … Continue reading Recipe for Grace
But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do (what is required of you), what God is looking for in men and women. Do what is fair and just to your neighbor (act justly), be compassionate and loyal in your love (love mercy), and don't take yourself too seriously - take God … Continue reading Love, Mercy