Tag Archives: grace

Are You Ready to Rumble

You open your eyes, turn over and look at the clock. It’s 7:30, Monday. You should have been up at 6:30 but you forgot to set your alarm clock. You give yourself a mental slap upside your head and drag … Continue reading

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Tangled Up! Just Don’t Even Go There!

Not long ago, while I was driving my daughter to school, I saw two calves who had gotten stuck in the barbwire fencing near the road.   They were stuck pretty good.   I had imagined that they had only … Continue reading

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War of the Roses

WAR OF THE ROSES Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. Billy Sunday When my husband, Donny and I first started serving at a small Baptist Church, we … Continue reading

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Works & Grace

(Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– {9} not by works, so that no one can boast. We learn from the time of … Continue reading

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Stones made of Sand

Have you ever really wondered what Jesus wrote in the sand? I have. John 8 goes into detail about the woman who was caught in adultery. The obvious intention of her “stoners” was to stone her for this sin. Where … Continue reading

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When good works are dead works

As I contemplate the beginning of a new year and the possibility of it slipping away into a mere twelve months of inconsequential existence, the vital importance of re-evaluating the value of my spiritual life has weighed firmly upon my … Continue reading

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Star Bright

Star Bright By Tim Russ The star shines bright. The night sky pales. Announcing Christ, Salvation unveiled. It calls the angels, Decrees the time, Exposes man, To Godly shine. A child is born, To set us free; Born for you, … Continue reading

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What Does Hope Look Like?

Hope. We can live without a lot of things in life but hope is not one of them. As a small child I would gaze out of our picture window watching the snow fall hoping to get a glimpse of … Continue reading

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“I want to know what I am doing here! Does anyone know?

•Now that I have your attention have you ever asked yourself that question? Are you one of the many on this planet who wonder if we are the only people in the universe? And if we are, what are we … Continue reading

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When it Becomes Personal, Not Just Business

I must be doing something right.  Joyce Meyer spoke that maybe God brought that person into your life to shave the outer crusts off of you.  Well, I feel shaven.  Just when you least expect it, someone shows up that … Continue reading

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Every Grain of Sand

Today I returned from a few days of vacation at the beach.  The coast of South Carolina is my favorite place on earth. It helped this was a free trip! My husband has a business conference while I just go … Continue reading

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Do Not Judge

(Mat 7:1 NIV)  “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. This is perhaps the most well known verse in the bible.  Christians share it with each other all the time.  Those in the world share it with Christians … Continue reading

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Gracious Confusion

 I was miraculously converted to Christianity through a two by four.  While I was not exactly hit in the head with a piece of board I did receive a complete shaking of my life.  The wonderful thing was that … Continue reading

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At That Time

Luke 1:26-45 gives us the account of the conception of the Christ within the womb of his mother Mary.  Our world is sharply divided over the issue of abortion.  I have avoided talking about it most of the time because … Continue reading

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It’s a Clear Choice

 Almost everyone who has heard the word of God preached has heard John chapter 3 verse 16.  It’s one of the most preached about verses in the bible. (John 3:16 KJV)  For God so loved the world, that he … Continue reading

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