Rejection happens to us. How we respond to it makes a living difference.
Can you believe we are recipients of God’s love? Aren’t you glad He predestines us to be His children and heirs to His kingdom?
I knew the Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags was fast and thrilling. I’d seen pictures and talked with friends who rode it. Then I rode it. It was everything my friends said it was. It screamed up and down and around those rails faster than I drive my car. I had to admit the […]
Mephebosheth’s story and our stories owe our eternal destinies to God’s amazing grace.
Will you just show up today and allow Jesus to provide for you?
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ […]
The operative word in that question is “doing” The Gospel of Jesus Christ turns on that word. The law is about “doing”. Grace is about “Being”. Folks who work hard to be a “good Christian” miss the message of Christ’s ministry. (By the way, there’s no such thing as a “good” Christian.) For some (I was […]
Books about God’s grace and what it means and what it will do abound. Sometimes I like to boil complex topics down into chunks my simple mind can digest. God’s free gift of grace, to me, is . . . Outright Undeserved Totally sufficient Exclusively God’s Eternal Universal–available to all Indiscriminate Spiritually given Spiritually […]
God answered our prayers for taking care of our family.
We’ve been mislead about what is truly “free” by advertising folks
After a relationship with Christ family is the most important responsibility and blessing we can ever have.
In 1945 two brothers-in-law opened the first Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop in Pasadena, California. They sold 31 flavors, one for each day of the month. Since then the iconic dessert giant boast 7,500 stores worldwide and have created more than 1,000 unique flavors of ice cream. Christianity seems to have adopted the Baskin-Robbins business model. […]
Empty. That’s a forlorn sounding word. I opened the fridge to get a glass of my favorite soymilk. I picked up the carton and shook it. It was empty. Our four-year-old granddaughter drank the last drop. I need to teach her that lesson about never taking the last of anything. A dear friend suffers from […]
What does Jesus do when we sin? He just loves us.
Why do atheists spend so much time talking about God if they don’t believe in Him?
Detachment helps me gain the right perspective when difficult circumstances rear their ugly heads.
Can we love others regardless of their circumstances or their background?
I do lots of stupid things, but God always brings me through them with His grace and mercy.
We don’t have to do anything ti earn God’s approval or acceptance.
EDITOR”S NOTE–This week we are fortunate to have Deborah Ann Belka as a guest author. I encountered Deborah when I linked to her post last week on Bloggingmeetup. Each day this week we will publish one of Debra’s poems about our true identity in Christ. Debra Ann has captured in beautiful verse the essence of […]
We have died to the law and now live the sanctifying life under Grace in Jesus Christ.
Non-believers and believers can not both be right about God and eternal life.
Many of you probably remember what comes after the “pop pop fizz fizz”. It’s “Oh, what a relief it is” from the iconic Alka Seltzer commercials. Ol’ Speedy has been hawking his antacid since 1951, although the product launched in the 1930’s. According to Advertising Age, the campaign is one of the most popular in […]
When folks look at us, how much of Jesus do we reflect to those around us?
Can we think of meekness as power? Our culture certainly wouldn’t agree with that. In fact, as I see it, our culture regards meekness as negative. I think they’d rather promote self esteem rather than the power we can manifest through the power of Jesus dwelling in us. Jesus urges us in Matthew 11:29-30 to, […]
When I started seriously seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, I learned something that has given me great comfort. I lived a pretty sinful life for lots of years, even after I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Some of the things I did I figured would make the Prodigal Son look […]
I lost hearing in my left ear on my birthday, but God is using my loss for His gain. He will get the glory.
How can the church adjust to this new normal in our society?
Do we ever weep and moan about our sin?
You can have every bit of the spiritual life that you want
Grace is God saying, “I won’t ever leave, reject you, or kick you out..
I am here to stay, and you’re with Me to stay.
Is God up to anything crazy with you?
At times, my pride keeps me from God’s best.
Many folks think if their circumstances would change things would be better.
How good do you have to be to get into heaven?
Stop. Right now. For two minutes. Let God’s amazing, wonderful, comforting grace flow over you now and give you a short, sweet moment of His rest. God bless. http://youtu.be/wjvINLSetaw
New Years is highly overrated. It’s a manufactured celebration. Fueled entirely by a world craving self-fulfillment.
I’ve been assaulted by satan’s impatience demon. It’s horrible.
God’s grace is inexhaustible.
Jesus showed Malchus (and the “whosoever” crowd) His grace
Are you still living under law? Or are you now basking in the grace of God?
Our identity doesn’t come from what we do or how we act. We behave badly and sin sometimes. Our identity comes from our identification as children of God.
I used to picture God as loving and kind on one side and harsh and judgmental on the other.
Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness.
Without accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, without their sins forgiven by the blood of Jesus, they spend eternity forever separated from God in hell.
Because of grace, we are loved without condition. We are accepted, taken in, welcomed, understood, and enjoyed.
Right standing with God is not about how we feel. It’s about what Christ did for us on the cross.
I have in front of me the remains of the finest cup of coffee ever made. It isn’t a Costa bucket of vanilla latte, or a sophisticated restaurant’s after dinner dark and splendid filter something or other with bite size dark chocolate mint.
I don’t condemn any homosexual just as I don’t condemn any adulterer, but I do want to warn against the destructiveness of participating in this lifestyle, both to individuals and societies. It’s not the Creator’s plan for anybody!
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