Down to the River

I went down to the river to pray. The sun beat golden bright in the sky, its light bouncing off the water.  I could hear the waves beat a tattoo on the rocks below where I sat.  My heart was keeping the same rhythm. My faith was fraying.  It had been for a long time.  Like someone had pulled a loose thread on a sweater.  I tried for years to keep a grip on its unbelievable thinness so it...
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When Love Begets Grace

This past week two things happened that left me thinking a lot about grace. A man, whom I respect and who is quite known for his words on life in the midst of ruin, had his whole world come crashing down around him. And last Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states. And while I have opinions on these matters that is not the reason for this post. I...
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The Myth of Abundance {or The Gift of Suffering}

Suffering? A gift? Are you sure? No, I’m not, but I am learning to see beyond the inconvenience of pain.  God never promised us that our days on this side of heaven would pass in Edenic bliss.  He did not promise that we would never experience heartache or doubt. He did promise however, that He would be there for every experience of our lives.  He promised us abundant life, one that we get...
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