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!
As I sit here writing, I'm recalling conversations I've had over the last week with a few friends, each that are walking through something heartbreaking. My heart is aching as I lift them up in prayer; my spirit is grieving for them as they each have lost something so very precious. Each a completely different type of … Continue reading Remain In His Love
I was not in a service, but I got “full” as some good old church ladies would say. It was their way of expressing themselves when they felt spiritually and emotionally touched by God. Growing up in church gave me an up-close and personal view of what getting “full” looked like. It could be noticed in … Continue reading Lord, Have Mercy
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
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36 "What? No way. You didn't!" My pace quickened as bits and pieces of package wrappings and boxes appeared strewn on the floor at the top of the stairs.Half an hour earlier I had returned home from a quick trip to the grocery store. Upon my … Continue reading Anyway Love
“And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth clung tightly to Naomi. “Look,” Naomi said to her, “your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same.”” Ruth 1:14-15 NLT For years I've had compassion for Orpah, choosing to believe it was out of … Continue reading The Other Daughter-In-Law
I am the oldest of three girls, and growing up there was a considerable bit of ya-ya going on. But not around my Dad! He wouldn't listen to it. If we insisted on arguing, he would almost instigate a "king-of-the-hill" type challenge, prompting "Are you going to let her treat you like that?" And for a few … Continue reading Mercy Me