Grace Defined

Grace Defined

Grace is the single most important narrative of the Bible. Yet, if we were to take a poll of all the people who identify as Christian using the prompt, “define grace,” the responses would vary greatly; that’s because the concept of grace is as individual as it...
All We Do is Win No Matter What!

All We Do is Win No Matter What!

There’s a commercial that comes on quite often and my eyes are glued to the to every.single.time. I see it.  It features people who have just gotten a great deal on walmart.com.  The commercial itself doesn’t last more than 30 seconds but, even in that...
What’s Love Gotta Do With It?

What’s Love Gotta Do With It?

Recently, I was asked to define love.  My response: “Unconditional.”  Certainly not the most complex or the most profound definition. But nonetheless, it’s what | believe.  I mean, I get it.  Often what we read during Sunday morning worship doesn’t...
Advice to Our Younger Selves

Advice to Our Younger Selves

I was listening to the radio this morning (shoutout to Wally and the WAYFM crew) and they were discussing what advice they would give to their younger selves. The task was to write a letter, using only 5 words, to the younger you based on what you know now.  It got me...
Unchangeable God

Unchangeable God

Human beings have an innate need for stability.  Everyone needs some sense of permanence in their lives. That’s why we buy homes, we invest our money, we get married, we order the same drink at Starbucks or meal from Chipotle, and we tend to drive the same route...
3 Keys to Unlocking the Blessings of God

3 Keys to Unlocking the Blessings of God

Have you ever read Deuteronomy 28? If you haven’t, or can’t remember if you have, here’s a crash course. Chapter 28 is a part of a set of texts that could be considered as Moses’ farewell speech. At this point Moses knows his days in the land...
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Time really does fly! It seems like the lenten season just began, and here we are in Holy Week. Holy week officially begins with Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter), and ends with His betrayal, arrest, trial,...
Grace Extended

Grace Extended

Grace can be defined in so many ways. But, simply put, grace is the remarkable and underserved kindness we receive from God through His Son, Jesus. Grace is what we received when we were raised from death to life. John 1:16 teaches that “through Jesus Christ, we have...
Sorry, Not Sorry

Sorry, Not Sorry

The phrase “sorry, not sorry” is an expression people use to show a lack of regret, or repentance, for what someone else may consider a wrongdoing.  For example, people love cats. I hate them, sorry, not sorry. It is what it is-a nonchalant expression of a lack...