Blog

“Grace is not the absence of God’s high expectations. Grace is the presence of God’s power.”

You know the story of The Giving Tree? I don’t love it. (If you do—that is fine! Many people do! But you probably won’t like this post haha.) In the story, the tree gives her apples, then her branches, then her trunk to a boy she loves until she is just a stump. I’ve sometimes … More “Grace is not the absence of God’s high expectations. Grace is the presence of God’s power.”

Our redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, came to pay a debt He didn’t owe, because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay.

In 1741, George Frideric Handel composed “Messiah.” Handel had all the proceeds for the performances go to releasing people who couldn’t pay their debts from debtor’s prison.  Because of his donation, one hundred and forty people were released from debtor’s prison.  An appropriate use of funds for a song about the Messiah, wouldn’t you say? … More Our redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, came to pay a debt He didn’t owe, because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay.

“Blessings come not so much because of our abilities, but because of our choices.”

One morning before school, my son had a melt down that, in the rush of getting him out the door, I didn’t feel that I handled correctly. It was a tricky situation though, and I didn’t really know what the right thing would have been. Frustrated, I prayed after dropping him off, wanting to know … More “Blessings come not so much because of our abilities, but because of our choices.”

“We are here to help, lift, and rejoice with each other as we try to become our very best selves.”

A woman named Jen Hatmaker made an observation that I love,  “In the wild, when a mama elephant is giving birth, all the other female elephants in the herd back around her in formation. They close ranks so that the delivering mama can not be seen in the middle. […] They send a clear signal … More “We are here to help, lift, and rejoice with each other as we try to become our very best selves.”

“If the bitter cup does not pass, drink it and be strong, trusting in happier days ahead.”

Did you know that lemons are the unnatural result of crossbreeding a citron and a bitter orange? Meaning, life never gave us lemons. We created them all by ourselves.  I think there is powerful symbolism in that. Adam and Eve created a bitter experience by choosing to eat the fruit… the Lord telling Eve, “I … More “If the bitter cup does not pass, drink it and be strong, trusting in happier days ahead.”

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


Follow My Blog

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.