My inner dialogue is harsh and cruel. My inner dialogue is quick to point out where I am missing the mark in my everyday life. As I sat with tears streaming down my face yesterday afternoon I quickly realized I am a very critical person and I just do not seem to have grace for myself. In this season of life with the chaos of our house flooding, baseball, family and work I have been … [Read more...] about Made for Grace
Words can cut you like a knife. Words have the ability to destroy your day. Words linger for years after they are spoken. My words to myself can be defeating and debilitating. They have the power to keep me stuck. They have the ability to bring me to my knees in pain and agony. Our words to ourselves can bring life or death. We have to be willing to shut up the harassing voices … [Read more...] about Embracing Imperfections
Charis (Greek for grace) means undeserved act of kindness. Everything we have been given is unmerited. Did you hear that? You can NOT earn His love, grace or salvation!! Paul warns against a gospel that teaches anything other than unearned salvation, Galatians 1:6-7: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a … [Read more...] about Charis
We all have expectations. We have expectations for ourselves and for other people. Expectations lead to disappointment. Expectations drive a wedge between us and those we love. Expectations CAN divide a family. Love means letting go of expectations. You see when we love someone it is unfair for us to have expectations... especially, unspoken expectations. Honestly, I am certain I … [Read more...] about Expectations.
Giving up or releasing things to God is never easy. Let's be honest there is part of us that hopes His grace is sufficient to cover all the things we know we need to give up yet just can not seem to pry out of our hands. Gossip. Greed. Lust. Television. Coffee. Wine. Chocolate. We all have something that has a hold on us. We all struggle to make Him our focus in the … [Read more...] about Let us be BRAVE!
Do you ever feel your past pulling you back into the darkness? Do you allow past mistakes to keep you from moving forward with your life? God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he loves so much, the Son who got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating. -Colossians 1:14 MSG Because He rescued us … [Read more...] about Rescued