echoes of grace & gratitude

Grace invokes gratitude like the voice an echo. Gratitude follows grace like thunder lightning. – Karl Barth The older I get, the more I see a world that needs grace. And I need that grace too. @Bryan miles tweet Splashes of grace Fall like rain On my parched soil From the first glimpses of sunContinue reading “echoes of grace & gratitude”

when the road seems too long…the wise men

As long as the road would have seemed to Joseph & Mary, there were those on a quest who took even longer to arrive in Bethlehem. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can weContinue reading “when the road seems too long…the wise men”

start with me

I want to comfort, offer hope, lift up and be a help to those in need. Where do I start? It has to start with me. I can’t lead someone where I have not been willing to let You lead me. I can’t express the joy of freedom when I don’t turn to You toContinue reading “start with me”

belong

One of the downsides to working part time is missing out on the same camaraderie those who work full time share. The same can be said about our walk with God. God isn’t interested in part time relationship. He is ours full time, 24/7, 365. And beyond. We think of time in forward increments, GodContinue reading “belong”

free to choose

Freedom has been calling out since losing Eden. With the beginning of work came the lie of self sufficiency. We can do out all on our own. And when we fall, over and over, freedom stands nearby, waiting for our word to step in and help us out from the pit we created. We haveContinue reading “free to choose”

reckless grace

God’s reckless grace is our greatest hope. -Timothy Keller As a bird cannot exhaust the air in the sky nor a fish exhaust the water in the sea, neither can we exhaust the grace of God. -Charles Spurgeon His grace is enough. You’ve heard the catchy song and sung it at church. Read the bibleContinue reading “reckless grace”

the countdown is on

Aslan knew what He was doing when He offered Himself in the traitor’s place. He knew that only blood from a willingly poured out life was offered on the altar, there would be no freedom. Life would stay bound in permanent ice. No true warmth. No hope. Endless cold. This winter, the area where IContinue reading “the countdown is on”