We are saved by the grace of God. Nothing we can do ourselves can save us. If we could, we would boast about it and then what would be the purpose of the cross? Why would Jesus have had to suffer and die if I could earn my way to heaven?
Choosing Your Shape
Grace means using forgiveness and humility to keep you away from being self-centered and judgmental.
Grace, Consequences, and Jesus
The unmerited favor of God is not a license to go and do whatever the world says is OK.
Applying biblical truth comes more easily if you’re intentional about representing Jesus and being his ambassador.
Measuring Up and Mother’s Day
When you feel defeated, burdened, and ashamed of past mistakes, God’s grace covers you sufficiently.
In Case You Think I’m Perfect
The world wants us to beat ourselves up for mistakes, but God has no limits on hie love. None.
3 Steps to Social Media Grace
How about social media that makes our world a more joyful place?
An Ancient Soap Opera of Grace
Before you point your finger at someone else, take a good look at your own choices.
The Compassion of Christ
He is God, and there’s nothing done on our own strength that we can boast about.
If God is Good Then Why . . .
Choose faithfulness and be restored through God’s sustaining grace.
No Small Print, No Exclusions
Let’s not complicate salvation: There are no exceptions to who can receive it.
God, rich in love and mercy, wants you to come to Him and surrender what you have been holding onto.
How a Christian Responds to Criticism
Criticism is an inevitable fact of life. It is our response to that criticism that makes a difference.
Cancel Culture vs. Grace Culture
Every person is loved by God and was placed on this earth with a purpose.
Fountains of Grace: Better Bring a Bucket
God’s grace doesn’t just trickle down; it fills to the brim and overflows!
Grace: Lessons From a Road Trip
Things rarely improve where grace doesn’t make the first move.
He Takes the Broken Pieces and Creates a Masterpiece
God is in the business of creating life out of death, beauty out of ashes.
A Parent’s Lesson From a Strong-Willed Child
It’s in and through our trials that God cultivates maturity in us.
How I Can Identify With My Transgender Co-Worker
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4 Tempting Ways to Determine Your Identity
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Don’t Settle For an Average Life with an Average Purpose
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Betrayal Doesn’t Have to be a Relational Death Sentence
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Moving Beyond Shame and Regret: Part Three
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This is Why a Sheep Loves to Read
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Evangelism Begins With Grace
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“Prone to Wander, Lord, I Feel it”
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Four Ways to be Grateful During This Season of Thankfulness
If only my children would be more grateful . . . As a young mom, I was sure that was […]
13 Red Letter Teachings of Jesus
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A Tattoo of the Cross
I had a conversation with a friend this week about tattoos. It got me thinking. She said… “I really want […]
The Kingdom of Self: 3 Ways to Conquer It
Why has it taken me so long to “get it”? It’s been 45 years, and I still don’t understand that […]
“I Choose Mercy!”
My daughter Meredith has always had a very tender heart. When she was little, she could cry the largest tears […]
Resurrection: The Burden of Proof
The conception and rise of Christianity in the first century was due to the resurrection of Jesus, and so profoundly […]