Category Archives: Grace

The Best Way to Discourage a Suffering Friend

It’s so easy to discourage our friends who are suffering, by comparing them to others, minimizing their struggles, offering unasked for advice. Here’s what NOT to do…

Grudging Obedience and Extravagant Grace

I had been consumed with anger and bitterness towards someone who hurt me deeply and irrevocably. But as I forgave her, I was amazed at the freedom and joy it gave me.

But I Don’t Want to Forgive…

Forgiveness is hard. It often feels like death. But in the end it is more than worth it, as God unleashes His power in us in an unparalleled way.

Do I Value Sustaining Grace

No one complained about the parting of the Red Sea. Everyone loves delivering grace. But no one is satisfied with manna, God’s sustaining grace. Yet that is the grace that tethers us to God.

Why am I so ungrateful at Christmas?

Nothing highlights my need for gratitude more than Christmas. While I point out other’s lack of gratitude, I disregard my own ingratitude for the people themselves, which is far worse…