Growing in Grace- Links 3/30

A collection of links from around the web this week to encourage you in your growth! Click the links below. Keep it Simple: Loving Our Neighbors as Ourselves is Two-Sided “When the music swells, when the blood boils, when we’re sure we’ve been wronged, Jesus’ expectation seems like a pipe dream. Love might bear, believe, hope and endure all things—but surely not these things.” Don’t … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 3/30

Growing in Grace- Links 3/22

A collection of links to encourage your growth. Click links below: Down Syndrome: The Bigger Picture, A Better Dream “In an instant, the dreams I had envisioned for our family’s future crumbled in my hands, like hardened mud breaking apart at the slightest touch. Nowhere, in all of my dreaming in life, had Down syndrome ever entered the picture. I felt that life as we … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 3/22

Battling Discouragement

We all battle discouragement throughout our life. It might come about because of a situation we are dealing with or something we see on the news. Sometimes it cannot even be explained, we just wake up one morning and feel discouraged. When it comes, it hits us like a wave and floods our soul with grief, worry, and hopelessness. It can quickly debilitate us and … Continue reading Battling Discouragement

Growing in Grace- Links 3/16

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 built in the 1950s was 1,700 square feet, while in … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 3/16

When It’s Hard to Forgive

“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 do so completely. To say, ‘I forgive you’ is easy … Continue reading When It’s Hard to Forgive

Growing in Grace- Links 3/9

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 don’t even know) receives eternal life. He reaches out in … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 3/9

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Do You Love Your Friends Enough to Hurt Them?

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 drive drunk. Why would they step in to stop this … Continue reading Do You Love Your Friends Enough to Hurt Them?

Are You Wishing Your Life Away?

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 around wildly, the thought hit me: “one day I’m going … Continue reading Are You Wishing Your Life Away?