Posts Tagged ‘Grace’

Ripple Effects of Grace

“I don’t wanna abuse Your grace. God, I need it every day. It’s the only thing that ever really makes me wanna change…”  These lyrics from We The Kingdom, “Holy Water,” were on repeat in my mind as I ran, er, was dragged on a run, with my dog a few nights ago. It’s the only thing that ever really makes me wanna change. Wait. The very grace that forgives us is a grace that… … Continue reading

Rob Lowe, Sex tapes, and Redemption

I know just TWO things about actor Rob Lowe: When I was in high school, some really awful stories surfaced about him. He had become addicted to drugs and alcohol. His addiction to drugs and alcohol led to some poor decisions. And even without the help of YouTube and social media, video proof of his poor decisions were quickly spread, and viewed by many. Tapes of him with a sixteen year old girl, among the worst.… … Continue reading

Tiger Woods, Grace and Easter

They are calling it the “biggest sports comeback of all time.” Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters by one stroke. It was his 15th major title, his first in almost 11 years. It’s being called the greatest sports comeback ever. But I beg to differ.  OK, OK. I’m no sports fanatic. No expert for sure. This is a golf thing, right?  But I think this is way more than a sports comeback. Since his self-imposed… … Continue reading

When It’s Not How You Planned It

“This is not how I planned it” Have you ever said that about your life? Have you ever said that about the direction that something you anticipated going in changed? You had a different idea in mind. Life played out differently than you had dreamt. Life played out differently than you had hoped. That situation played out differently than you prayed for. I was talking with someone this week who sheepishly admitted that this wasn’t… … Continue reading

How a Wife’s Powerful Prayer Saved Her Husband’s Life

Darren from We Are Messengers says that he was a dead man before he met Jesus. He has only been a Christian for 7 years and has a powerful story of how God completely turned his life around. When Darren was younger he couldn’t imagine anything worse than being a Christian and singing Christian music but now it’s his passion! Hear his new song, “Everything Comes Alive.”    Darren’s wife praying for him is a… … Continue reading

How to Reverse Your Regrets and Mistakes (from Josh Wilson)

When you make a mistake something, the first thing you wish you could do is take it back. Josh Wilson tackles that feeling of regret in his latest music video, but he also shows us how grace enters the picture and takes our breath away. Not only can the guy write a good song, but Josh can write poetry with some excellent twists. He wrote this poem to accompany the video for the song, “No… … Continue reading

When It’s Not How You Planned It

“This is not how I planned it” Have you ever said that about your life? Have you ever said that about the direction that something you anticipated going in changed? You had a different idea in mind. Life played out differently than you had dreamt. Life played out differently than you had hoped. That situation played out differently than you prayed for. I was talking with someone this week who sheepishly admitted that this wasn’t… … Continue reading

4 Practical Ways to Get Past Failure and Into Freedom

Failure is inevitable. Last night I got into an altercation with my young daughter. She wanted to watch a TV show; I wanted her to go to bed. What came next was a series of escalating arguments that ended with one person running out of the room crying and the other person weary and disappointed. (I’ll let you figure out who was who.) As grown-ups, we have a responsibility to steward our lives well. This… … Continue reading

This Song Brought Lauren Daigle to Tears

Lauren Daigle may be young, but her voice and her songs are powerful. The first time she heard the song “How Can It Be”, she was surprised at her reaction. Hear her tell the beautiful story in this video. “As I listened to this song, the words became so alive. Tears just streamed down my face. I couldn’t believe I was responding this way to this song… In my sin and in my shame, He… … Continue reading

Why I Live in God’s Grace (And Maybe You Should Too)

Every day I fail. I do and you do too. I have the best of intentions but I never quite get it right. I was doing a Bible Study recently that asked me to list my strengths and weaknesses. I flew through those weaknesses because I know them by heart. They show up in my every day life, but I struggled to list my strengths. This all made me realize that we can’t live our… … Continue reading