Grace Sin

What’s all this talk about sin?

I was recently told that my last few blocks have been about sin. Well duh! After all I am, after all, the chief of sinners, the world expert on the subject. Plus, it seems to me that, there is too little emphasis on sin. No one disputes the fact that we have to confess ourselves […]


My Sin, the Measure of God’s Love

So, just how big is God’s grace? Infinite! The problem with infinite is that it is so big that I get no picture in my head. Picturing grace is like picturing the national debt. I might be able to picture a $1 million house and, with a lot of work, I might picture a subdivision […]

Comfort Grace Humility

Feel Worthless? Good!

The Touch of the Master’s Hand ‘Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer      Thought it scarcely worth his whileTo waste much time on the old violin,      But held it up with a smile.“What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried,    “Who’ll start the bidding for me?”“A dollar, a dollar. Then […]

Christian Living Comfort Faith Grace


John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. I saw this verses’ goal as being to remind me to let go of trying to be strong. When the Bible tells me […]

Grace Humility Life Challange Worship


Getting comfortable with imperfection In my last blog, I misspelled charity as cherity. I guess I could blame my spell-check because it doesn’t look at the title. The error did make me think of my fear of trying, of reaching out to share with others yet being afraid of doing things so poorly that they are not […]

Christian Living Grace Mindfulness

Another way I’m messed up—

How cool is that? In Romans 7 Paul laments that he keeps doing what he knows he shouldn’t and doesn’t really want to do them. Then he doesn’t get around to doing what he knows he should and really wants to but the sin in him keeps bossing him around. I can relate.  Paul calls […]

Comfort Grace Life Challange

More On Burnout–Don’t Stuff Stuff

Caring, godly people hit bottom and burn out sooner or later. I always have admired my dad for his faithful following of the Lord and service to the kingdom. He shared with me that there was a time when he felt burned out but kept walking with God and pulled through. A while back, I […]

Grace Humility Life Challange Relationships


I’m a severe co-dependent, I don’t want to be a burden, so I don’t share with the ones who love me, which makes me an even bigger burden because they wonder how I am doing and feel helpless to help. Instead of not sharing I should help them help us. Of course this would take […]

Grace Humility Iniquity Life Challange Relationships


God commands me to examine myself, to let ALL scripture reprove me, to ask God to search my heart, to let the iron  of his word and faithful friends’ reproof sharpen my iron. Do I really want to be a sharp sword in his hands? Then I must have frequent sharpening. All scripture will first […]

Anger Grace Iniquity Life Challange Love Sin


Two adults going overboard in anger, tend to realize that they are being ungodly and pig-headed, sothey back off and may even seek compromise or solutions. But, where’s the fun in that? Surely there must be something I can be pig-headed about and not feel guilty! Try TAKING-UP-A-FAULT. This is where I look for a […]