Tag: Grace

For When You Feel Like A Failure

Do you ever feel like a failure? Or get upset because you don’t live up to your own expectations of what you should be able to accomplish? Last week, we had VBS at our church. There was a girl who needed to talk about something, and my tongue tied itself up terribly. I just couldn’t […]

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God’s Strength Is Enough for You

A lot of people can quote the first half of 2 Corinthians 12:9, but I’m not sure how many actually understand the power and strength imparted in its fourteen words of divine promise. I didn’t, until I actually lived it for myself. I didn’t really understand until I’d been diagnosed with a life-altering illness. Until I had […]

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Practicing Habits of Grace

Start talking about spiritual disciplines — habits like reading God’s Word, praying regularly, attending church, evangelizing the lost — and I guarantee someone will roll their eyes and respond that the word discipline is just too legalistic, not grace-oriented enough or allowing for Christian liberty. Others will sigh at the amount of effort required to maintain those disciplines. I […]

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Choosing Gratitude: Chapter 2

Welcome to Week 3 of the Choosing Gratitude study! If you’re not sure what this is all about, we’re studying through Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. See the Introduction for more details.  Guilt, Grace, and Gratitude There is so much good truth packed into this chapter! Of course, it starts off with the three things […]

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Come Thou Fount (paraphrased)

Sometimes I like to write out hymns in my own words. Because, though I sing them every week at church (and sometimes in between), I don’t always think about what I’m singing. I know the words, but I might not truly understand the message. So I write them in my own words. I personalize their depths of truth. I […]

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Book Review: The Truth About Grace

“Grace is grace precisely because it comes to people who are utterly ineligible for any favor from God.”   The concept of grace is an oft-discussed thing in our world today. What is it, exactly? How does it affect our lives? What does it have to do with us personally? In The Truth About Grace, John MacArthur […]

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