The Bible must be studied considering culture and language. This does not mean we must all attend seminary and learn Hebrew and Greek. This also does not mean that we can’t glean from the Bible simply taking it at face value. But it does mean that we don’t glean everything God has for us when… Read More What’s Weighing You Down?
(Please feel free to share this image!) Years ago I was intrigued by grace. I studied it. I searched for it. And I prayed to understand it better. I really wanted to do this life with grace, gracefully and graciously. What I learned was that God’s grace encompasses everything. It’s not just for eternity,… Read More A Prayer when You Can’t Do It. A Prayer for Grace
Can you feel it? Though it’s still HOT in North Carolina, and the leaves are still green. . . Though the water is still warm enough for this fair weathered swimmer to immerse her whole body into the ocean, and the insects still orchestrate a concert every night. . . Though I have no children… Read More Finding Your Rhythm in a New Season
Easier said than done, right? “Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.” Col. 3:15 Well, it’s especially difficult when something is not right. When you’ve been hurt by someone you trusted or trials surround you–one disaster after another seem to be coming your way. “Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.”… Read More The Keys to the Storehouse of Grace: How to find Peace
I was restless. No matter how much I prayed or how hard I tried, I couldn’t find a rhythm for the fast. I couldn’t gather the resolve to refrain from foods I vowed I wouldn’t eat. One day I’d be successful and “holy” and the next I’d fall off the wagon without a… Read More Word Wednesday: Grace Living/ Episkenoo (2 Cor. 8,9)