Abundant Grace, Part 8 & 9

Part 8 – Fall 2014   Conversations buzzed all around me while the continual drone of rain beat against the windowpane. Yet I heard nothing. It was as though the world was dead to me. I felt vacant inside; only able to stare into the blank space and toss the saltshaker back and forth. All…

Abundant Grace, Part 5, 6, & 7

Part 5 “What was he thinking?” I seethed while trudging down the abandoned street. “It’s not even like he had to lie,” I continued to fume, realizing that Ian wasn’t the person who I had thought he was. Now he was gone, all because he chose to keep the secret of his faith in God….

Children as Blessings

Sometimes our greatest frustrations can also be our greatest blessings. And I’m thinking of something very specific when I write that statement. In my house, it comes in the form of three little boys. That’s right, my children. Sometimes, I get to the end of a long day in which, for one reason or another,…

My Word for the Year: No Rights

Ok, so it’s actually two words, but I’m playing off an article I recently came across in which the writer stated her New Year’s Word for the Year: NO. NO to all of the committees she’s constantly asked to be on. NO to the outside writing jobs she’s asked to do. NO to the projects…

Missed Opportunities Are Expensive

“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity” (Jackson Brown, Jr.). Have you ever regretted a missed opportunity? I have—too many, as a matter of fact. Probably one of the greatest opportunities we have as believers is to give someone the good news, the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we took…