3 Ways You Can Be Like Mary

3 Ways You Can Be Like Mary
Actually, it is 3 ways you can aspire to be like Mary. Mary was a poor peasant girl: a nobody in the great Roman Empire's power pyramid. Yet we remember Mary more than 2000 years later. Mary's platform didn't make her memorable; it was her heart's posture. Mary bent her heart low in trust and surrender. She's remembered because she believed the Lord's promises to her (Luke 1:45). Her trusting "Yes," to God changed history. Her example challenges me. Photo used with permission of Flickr User: Fr... [More]

On the grace to listen to your life (& Questions)

On the grace to listen to your life (& Questions)
On my first post in my grace series, I wrote about the story of the Prodigal, and how I identified with the Prodigal. My fourth and final post in the series is on how the prodigal found the grace to listen to his life and how we can, too. ******* In the story of the Prodigal Son, the prodigal listened to his life when he longed for the greasy bits of meat, stale bread and vegetable peelings he fed the pigs. He listened to the aching hollow in his stomach and realized no one cared for him. He als... [More]

On Uncommon Grace (& Kezazah)

On Uncommon Grace (& Kezazah)
On my first post in my grace series, I wrote about the story of the Prodigal, and how I identified with the Prodigal. My third post is on uncommon grace. ****** The shared Facebook photo arrests me with its image of a young black woman putting herself between a white man and his attackers. What made this act even more stunning was that she protected a man who hated her. I wish I could remember more but those were the key facts. This young woman showed this man uncommon grace and her courage humb... [More]

Is there a new way to tell your story? (By Jennifer Camp)

Is there a new way to tell your story? (By Jennifer Camp)
As the part of my series on God's grace, I'm delighted to introduce my dear friend Jennifer Camp and her devotional, Loop: What Women Need to Know. Her words are full of God's grace and she invites us to experience more of God's love and grace in our lives. There is always a new way to view an old story. We hear of a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. We hear of a King who came to reign, with feet bare, born of a teenage mother, and of a family heritage of prostitute and a... [More]

When you are the prodigal

When you are the prodigal
Welcome to the first post of my series on grace. Once upon a time, a father had two sons, whom he loved. One day, his younger son asked for his share of the inheritance. Back in the first century, the son’s request meant he essentially wished his father were dead. Hardly a loving request. Yet the father gave the younger son his inheritance. The younger son immediately left for a far country, and found friends to party with and to enjoy his lavish lifestyle. Photo used with permission of ... [More]