You did not choose me, but I chose you

You did not choose me, but I chose you

You did not choose me, but I chose you (John 15:16) After I reached a memorable point of surrender to faith, I found myself thanking God over and over for opening my heart to him.  I had been reviewing my selfish, sinful choices in life, and I felt so relieved that my...
Honesty, a Building Block of Community

Honesty, a Building Block of Community

Why is it that so often we have difficulty being honest with one another, particularly with our Christian friends?  I’m not talking about lying, although that can be a part of the problem.  Mostly, I’m talking about how we use the “F” word.  How are you doing?  I’m...
Why Do Emotions Affect Our Belief Systems? 

Why Do Emotions Affect Our Belief Systems? 

In both my own journey and through my observations of many of the men and women who have come to Where Grace Abounds over the years, I’ve noticed a pattern in which men and women sometimes get caught up.  I’ll start with an illustration from my own life to explain....
Reconciliation Stories: Here and Now

Reconciliation Stories: Here and Now

Series Focus:  “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who...