Far too often the truth of God’s grace has been polluted with legalism, rules and religion, hindering the children of God from the fullness of a life-giving, intimate relationship with their Creator-Father, from receiving the acceptance and love purchased for them by Christ on Calvary. I recently read a book that helps fight against this … Continue reading Squashing Religious Hindrances: The Ragamuffin Gospel (Book Review)
We must consider who we allow into "our space" on a regular basis. We need proper boundaries, which we ourselves must enforce because others will not do so for us.
You and I are called to a holy pursuit: the pursuit of friendship with God. Our goal? The closest possible relationship we can have with the Lord, even on this side of eternity. This is the center from which our lives and His Kingdom flow. The Lord alone satisfies. As wants for success, love, and … Continue reading From Strength to Strength (Psalm 84)
Hurts and wounds lodged within can poison us not only emotionally but physically and in other ways. Hurts within us can also poison those around us. Hurts and wounds occur when we are wronged, when things don't play out as we had hoped, or when we are misunderstood. Someone spreads a rumor or speaks negatively … Continue reading Hurts and Wounds Within: Hidden Poison
The Lord wants companions and friends, not simply distant acquaintances who just want to feel the good vibes in the room because He is there. Jesus wants to be our Best Friend and Highest Priority, just as we are His. He wants to be with us, and He wants us to be with Him.