Category Grace

Being Kind To(wards) Sin

What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? […]

We Are All Slaves (But To What and to Whom?)

So you should also consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:11).

Hot or Hell?

Loving God means keeping His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3 There is this false sense of security we all have about God Almighty. That because God is love there is no way He would send me anywhere predicated by the way I’m living now. ‘No, not my God!’ But why? Do we […]

How Can I Serve the Lord Today?

For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared   for me. I was in prison, and you visited me. Matthew 25:35-36 […]

You Can’t: How to Make Your Spouse…

Pray. Read the Bible. Listen. Communicate. Tithe. Save. Cook. Clean. Show affection. Initiate intimacy. Spend time. Be faithful. Stay. Whew…It would seem that ‘making’ our spouse ‘do’ what we want requires a lot effort, doesn’t it? Not from their perspective, but from ours. It would seem we want to create this super-spouse more than they […]

Silencing My Opinion and Shouting Out His Praise

For the Scriptures say, “’As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.’” (Romans 14:11) Ever wonder about that great day? When every knee is bowed and every tongue is confessing? Just think about it, nothing else will be happening, nothing, […]

Reflecting on the Strength of My Savior

‘And just as any parent would run in and carry their child out of a fiery building, Jesus did that for us.’ My four-year-old son had just walked off the school bus when he asked me to pick him up. He looked like he had a long day of preschool. So I did. We walked, mommy walked. He rested his […]

Picked Up, Dusted Off and Encouraged

As children we’re encouraged by our parents through accomplishments and failures, good and bad days, with tender words and loving actions. Our biggest ‘encouragers’ to all of life’s childhood dilemmas. As teenage years dawn on us and influences and responsibilities come our way, we’re encouraged by our friends. Experiences seen and shared through the same […]

Saturday Morning Prayers…and then Cartoons

Breakfast was prepared and eaten. Orange juice and apple juice drank. Dishes and cups were rinsed and placed in the sink. And mommy was told thank you. And then she remembered her own thanks to give. Thank you Jesus for another day under your grace, Saturday morning grace. Her four-year-old son ran off to watch Saturday morning […]