As Christians, we often talk about “grace and truth” or refer to speaking “the truth in love” — as if the “truth” is very unlike grace or love. But for a moment, can I address the truth about grace? The truth about love? The truth about God’s love and grace is that both are way too extravagant for our comfort. Some willContinue reading “The truth about grace. And why Jonah was pissed.”
Category Archives: Making Life Matter
#firstfridayfinds: As far as it depends on me.
It’s the first Friday in March, which means I’m linking up again for first friday finds! You can read the details by clicking on the image above. Here’s my March find… If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18) Man, I’d really like a re-doContinue reading “#firstfridayfinds: As far as it depends on me.”
Savor: What I learned about God from a chocolate bar.
I’m feeling a little queasy. Possibly because I just took down 2/3 of a Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Bar with Caramel, Black Sea Salt, & 70% crack cocaine cacao. I really only meant to have a delicate little square. You know, practice the art of “savoring” rather than “gluttonously inhaling.” But the square didn’t break evenly,Continue reading “Savor: What I learned about God from a chocolate bar.”
Refuel: 1 practice to prevent a personal breakdown
I hate stopping for gas. I will drive as far as possible on “E” before stopping at a gas station. (Sorry, Mom & Dad – I know, you taught me better.) I hate the anxiety of wondering if I’ll make it to my destination before I run out – but I hate stopping for gas even moreContinue reading “Refuel: 1 practice to prevent a personal breakdown”
Anchor (how to get your laugh back)
Do you ever look at yourself and think, “When did I get so… serious?” Sure, I can have a good time and joke around when I want to. But, the often-furrowed brow… The slight but constant weight on my shoulders… Did it start when I graduated college and became An Adult with A Real Job? OrContinue reading “Anchor (how to get your laugh back)”
#firstfridayfinds: My Unbelief
It’s the first Friday in February, which means I’m linking up again for first friday finds — and I’m not even late!!!!! (Miracles DO happen, people.) You can read the details by clicking on the picture above – but in a nutshell, on the first Friday of each month I’m going to open up myContinue reading “#firstfridayfinds: My Unbelief”
#firstfridayfinds: Made Clean
I’m taking a dare. I’m already three days late, but I don’t even care. One of my favorite people on the planet has started something she’s calling #firstfridayfinds, and I want in! I think the idea is fantastic – as is everything she writes. (You should definitely check it out at her website http://www.mywordsandwonder.com. You’llContinue reading “#firstfridayfinds: Made Clean”