Fully, Finally, Completely

“It is finished.”  These three words declared the free gift of our salvation.  Yet, these three words are almost too wonderful to fathom; for they are the words that tell us the work has been completed- and there is nothing we can add.  Try as we might, that truth is immovable.     And so uncomfortable.   BecauseContinue reading “Fully, Finally, Completely”

Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series

Day 6: Frequently Give Grace:  “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 This one might be a game changer in our everyday lives.  Actually, there’s no might about it.  It is a game changer.  Why? Because grace has a way of creating freedom and safety inContinue reading “Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series”

Grace in the Good Work of Parenting

There’s nothing like parenting to stretch the bounds of one’s patience, love, and in general, emotional control. My husband and I were blessed with two children, one boy and one girl.  And while we love them equally beyond words, one of them has definitely tested these bounds more than the other.  In fact, when IContinue reading “Grace in the Good Work of Parenting”

The Remedy for Discouragement

Although we’re only one week removed from Easter, today’s post comes from a seed of inspiration planted this past Christmas.  Strange timing? Maybe. Or, perhaps there’s no time like the present to connect these two seasons.   It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic Christmas movie loved by many for the last 7 decades.  I hadn’tContinue reading “The Remedy for Discouragement”

Crucibles

Today marks fifty-two days since Wednesday February 19th, the beginning of Lent.  Although it has not been our practice to partake in lenten traditions, this year my daughter and I decided to participate by giving something up.  That something, we decided, would be complaining. The timing of this was uncanny because never in my wildestContinue reading “Crucibles”