Category Archives: Grace

Joni: After 50 Years of Quadriplegia, God’s Grace is Still Enough

After 50 years of quadriplegia, Joni Eareckson Tada is even more aware of God’s grace. I am in awe, not of Joni, but of the amazing God she joyfully serves.

But I Begged God…

Why doesn’t God fix my problem when I’m begging him? I have asked that question numerous times as I’ve felt abandoned by God after begging for his help.

Why Should I Forgive?

Forgiving is hard; it often feels like death. And it feels so unfair. Yet extending forgiveness has been one of the most life-giving things I have ever done…

Facing Failure

What do you do with your failure? Do you deny it, rationalize it, hide it or let it bury you? Or do you dare to believe that God can use it …

Do the Next Thing

Those four words that have guided me through the darkest days. They have given me clarity and strength when I needed it and direction when I felt overwhelmed.

God Uses All Things

God can use both my sorrows and my joys to draw me closer to him. But am I willing to trust God with the things in my life that look marred and broken?

Learning the Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Jesus doesn’t just offer rest. He shows us how to do it. As we walk with Him and watch what He did, we will discover the secret of true rest.

Good Friday: Consolation from the Cross

Good Friday has even become more precious this year as I have seen new facets of the cross to be thankful for and have fallen even more in love with Jesus.

Grace Always Heals Deeper

Most of us would prefer healing to grace. It’s tangible. Visible. A cause for celebration. Our needs are met. What healing can grace offer us in comparison?

An Unlikely Word for 2016

My word for 2016 is challenging all of my thoughts and actions. Rather than something I think about occasionally, it must change my very fiber to become a reality in my life.

When Everyone is Irritating You…

I was mentally jotting down people who had been irritating me. It was everyone I knew. But then I picked up the Bible and was convicted of my own actions and attitudes…

Perfecting Parenting

Perfecting parenting is not about learning to be the perfect parent. Perfecting parenting is about trusting Christ who is using parenting to perfect me.

It’s NOT my Fault

When I found a ring that I thought someone had stolen, God convicted me about the way I blame others for my mistakes. When things go wrong, I rarely think that it’s my fault…

Easter is Coming

On Palm Sunday I felt guilty that I had not taken much time to reflect on Easter. But then I realized Easter is not about my effort but about God’s unequivocal triumph.

But I Can’t Feed 4000 People…

God doesn’t only bless our work if we pray or have a quiet time. My time with God is not a favor I do for Him, hoping to get something in exchange. But if I skip it, I miss out on hearing His voice.