Grace Is the First Point of Truth

Grace Is the First Point of Truth

In 1986, in my living room, alone in the house, I grappled with a powerful call on my life that I knew was beyond anything I was equipped to do.  I wasn’t really regretting my prayer a few months before, “Lord, if you will show me what works, I want to be part of the...
Millstones Around Our Necks

Millstones Around Our Necks

God called me back to basics as the new year rolled into view.  My blog post to that affect was posted in January, 2020. What basics?  After all the wrestling and questioning, it came down to one basic, a familiar call: “Mary, Mary, Mary”….”you so easily forget the...
Prone to Wander?  The Antidote per the Apostle Paul

Prone to Wander?  The Antidote per the Apostle Paul

 “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love……” (Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, hymn by Robert Robinson) A familiar personal battle, one with which most of us can identify—the war within ourselves between two mutually exclusive motives and...
Three Things to Count on in Our Uncertain World

Three Things to Count on in Our Uncertain World

Comfort often comes to me through the way the Bible places praise in so many prominent places in its teachings.  Often, just as the Psalmist is lamenting about great suffering, there is the sense of an intentional turn, a decision to focus attention God-ward.  In the...