Eating With Sinners

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” Luke 15:1-2 From the moment Adam & Eve sinned in the garden, men and women have been hiding from God. Then the amazing happens! Jesus comes … Continue reading Eating With Sinners

Punishment vs Discipline

Parenting is the hardest job on the planet…especially when our kids misbehave. We have to walk that tightrope of Punishment vs. Discipline when our kids require a consequence for something they have done. We want them to experience the effect of their behavior but in a way that coaches and corrects them. Punishment is intended … Continue reading Punishment vs Discipline

That’s Quotable ~ Henri Nouwen

“To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections that requires hard spiritual work. … Continue reading That’s Quotable ~ Henri Nouwen

Uncensored Grace

Grace is messy! God’s grace reaches down into our messy lives and transforms us from the inside out. This only happens when we embrace God’s grace. Our problem is that we are comfortable with a domesticated grace based on our own performance or effort. The truth is that God’s grace is extended to us regardless … Continue reading Uncensored Grace