A collection of links from around the web to encourage you in your growth. Click below to read. Is Hospitality Your Mentality? “Rather than opening and sharing our homes, the current American Dream is that each family member has his or her own room, their own screen, and their own bathroom. The typical American home … More Growing in Grace- Links 3/16
“Christians are the most forgiven people in the world. Therefore, we should be the most forgiving people in the world.” While we know that should be true, it isn’t always the case. I know I’m supposed to forgive, but sometimes I just don’t want to. Sometimes it seems too hard to actually forgive…at least, to … More When It’s Hard to Forgive
A collection of links from around the web this week to encourage you in your growth! Click below to read. The Scandal of Sheer Grace “Two criminals hang next to Jesus. One mocks Him, but the other recognizes His innocence. And the repentant criminal, an outcast from society and written off by everyone (whose name we … More Growing in Grace- Links 3/9
Most of us know the popular slogan “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” It’s a simple phrase that’s been around since the early 80s. With just a few words, the phrase carries much meaning. The subject, “friends,” shows that we’re talking about people who care. What do these friends do? They don’t let their friends … More Do You Love Your Friends Enough to Hurt Them?
A collection of links from around the web this week to encourage you in your growth! The Young Roman Catholic Man Who Clenched His Fist “As he began walking away, holding the tract in his hand, all of a sudden, he clenched his fist and destroyed the tract. I was shocked. Our conversation was among the … More Growing in Grace- Links 3/2
My two-year-old son ran up to me, dripping wet, and said: “Daddy, this is fun!” Last summer, we spent a week visiting different DFW attractions. My kids were enjoying the splash pad at Legoland, and I was watching from a nearby table trying not to melt in the scorching Texas heat. As I watched them run … More Are You Wishing Your Life Away?
Imagine a little child sitting on the edge of the beach. As the waves come in, the water barely gets to her knees. She feels the water and knows it’s cold. The smell of salt fills her nostrils as she watches the water make its way up the beach, only to be pulled back by … More Children Paddling at the Edge of the Ocean: A True and False Knowledge of God
In moments of extreme difficulty or longing desperation, people in Scripture often turned to prayer and fasting. Consider David fasting for his sick child (2 Samuel 12:14-16), the people of Nineveh fasting at word of their coming judgment (Jonah 3), Jesus fasting before beginning his earthly ministry (Matt. 4), or one of the many other … More Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting
He wasn’t sure what he should do, so he buried the money. His master had left town, and instead of getting that time off, he was given a talent and expected to invest it well. He had plenty of ideas, but they were all so risky. His master was a harsh man, even immoral, and … More Spiritual Disciplines: Stewardship
It wouldn’t be much longer until his death. The disciples were gathered together for supper with Jesus. As they were eating, Jesus got up, took off his outer garments, and filled a basin with water. The disciples sat and watched as the Son of God himself knelt down. The eternal Christ, worthy of all praise … More Spiritual Disciplines: Serving