Tag Archives: grace

You’ve Been Given This Mountain…but You’re Not Expected to Move It (Soul. Musings. 05/21/17)

So, you’re struggling to carry on. You’ve gone over everything again and again. You’ve checked in with God throughout the day and asked him to show you where you need to make a 360 or why your faith is being … Continue reading

Stop Being Judgmental — A Word on Heart Opening (People. Matter. 01.17.17)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of my all-time favorite theologians. If you’re not all into religion, though, he’s still one of the best writers on theological subjects and life in general. It turns out that he had something profound to say … Continue reading

Trust Day by Day (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 363)

Matthew 6:11 (NLT) Give us today the food we need. God can see the end from the beginning, but He gives us just enough light, strength, grace, and provisions for this day. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not next month. … Continue reading

New Book Now Available: “The Greatest Giver”

Light • Joy • Wonder • Possibilities • Peace • Victory • Purpose • Love • Hope • Forgiveness • Grace • Eternal Life  The gift of Jesus Christ to humankind is the greatest gift ever given. But it is … Continue reading

To Know Him Deeply (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 342)

Habakkuk 3:2a (NLT) I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. God doesn’t just want to be Lord of our lives; He wants to be our very best friend. Sometimes, when we … Continue reading

Give Other People a Break (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 337)

James 3:17 (NLT) But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on Thanks (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 329)

“‘Enough’ is a feast.” — Buddhist Proverb I don’t think there is enough that can be said about gratitude and what it does to us on the inside. I also don’t think there will ever be a limited amount of … Continue reading

A Letter To My 50-Year-Old Self: On Grace and Getting Older (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 328)

“The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable.” — Leon Edel Today, I turned a different age somewhere along the continuum of the roaring twenties. … Continue reading

I Am Life (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 290)

John 11:25-26a (NLT) Jesus told her [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.” When we talk … Continue reading

No Matter Who We Are (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 289)

Romans 3:22 (NLT) We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Don’t you like the feeling of being forgiven? You know when … Continue reading

Faith Gets You Beautiful Experiences (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 288)

Colossians 2:7 (NLT) Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. We’ve been taught to … Continue reading

Hate Only Hurts Your Heart (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 284)

Matthew 5:43-44 (NLT) You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! Listen to any presidential candidate on the campaign trail or in … Continue reading

The Grace Solution (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 274)

Proverbs 29:11 (NLT) Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back. There are a host of things you can’t control in this life. You can’t control the color of your school, where you were born, or who … Continue reading

Keeping The Real (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 272)

Psalm 119:9 (NLT) How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. We live in a world that lacks authenticity. We’re obsessed with image, status, reputation, and appearance. It’s difficult to be real when the environment we are … Continue reading

Let’s Get Right (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 269)

Romans 1:17a (NLT) This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. I’ve read dozens of definitions for the word ‘righteousness.’ In fact, there are more definitions especially in theological dictionaries than I have enough time … Continue reading

Saved to Serve (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 266)

2 Timothy 1:9 (NLT) For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace … Continue reading

Food. Drink. Life. (Live. Pray. Hustle. 09/18/16)

Food is beauty. Drink is grace. Life is good. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Turn On the Grace (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 255)

Ephesians 4:1 (NLT) Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. You need to know something in this life. You are never ever … Continue reading

Reflecting Grace by How We Treat People (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 251)

Luke 6:31 (NLT) Do to others as you would like them to do to you. We may not think about it like this, but each and everyone of us have people in our lives who serve us on a daily … Continue reading