Tag Archives: grace

what is the gospel?

The Gospel is true because it changes things and it changes us. We need to be changed. Just look around.

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Give them grace

Give Them Grace is a helpful corrective to making more rules, and a healthy reminder that grace is sufficient. Even for parents.

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A pilgrimage of my own

My dad loved India and part of why I’ve come is to see why. It becomes clearer every day.

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on table grace

Even the devout often give thanks with no consideration to the rain, the soil, the farmer, the process, or even the taste. There is no awe of the miracle, especially if it comes in a box.

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on covenant making

A covenant is more than a contract. It does not protect our interests, as a contract does. It surrenders them. You come here to surrender yourself to the interests of each other, and you do this by making an oath. There is no mingling of blood, but a mingling of purpose as God himself makes you one flesh.

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a prayer for Elena

I’m praying that you will soon realize that these blessings are all a gift. And that understanding what grace looks like, you will grow to know what it is.

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all in the family

Our Thanksgiving was not what the Pilgrims had in mind, but I wouldn’t trade their life for mine.

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and be ye thankful

The relationship between gratitude and well-being is simple to understand but difficult to apply.

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on dying well

We have a lot yet to learn. But we are determined to learn it, and to extend grace with calmness and certitude in our final hours.

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(un)intentional community?

People who talk about intentional community are often talking about starting over and starting outside churches where people are already responding corporately to unexpected blessings and unplanned grief.

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