Category Archives: grace

Better than we could possibly have imagined

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (Romans … Continue reading

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Grace that is greater than all our sin

“Gee, it’s worse than I thought.” “Yeah but the cross is bigger than I thought.” Jim posted the observations above on our website following Tuesday’s Catch where I commented on what my sin must have looked like to me 45 … Continue reading

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God loves us because He loves us

I noticed in the comments from yesterday’s Catch that there was an overwhelming sense of wonder as to what God saw in us that was valuable enough to make us worth saving when we know how messed up we are. … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

“Are not the gods just?”  “Oh, no, my child. Where would we be if they were?”  (C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces) by Marti Fischer There was once a time when I got distressed about the existence of evil/sin … Continue reading

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The indignity of indiscriminate acceptance

Lord, please restore to us the comfort of merit and demerit. Show us that there is at least something we can do. Tell us that at the end of the day there will at least be one redeeming card of … Continue reading

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It’s a good thing God is kind

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful … Continue reading

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It doesn’t matter what your excuse is

A bruised reed He will not break. Isaiah 42:3 I can see it now. Jesus, on the night in which He was betrayed, goes to the olive grove called Gethsemane taking Peter, James and John with Him, and urges them … Continue reading

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Our wishful Washington concert

  What a concert! Yesterday I wrote a Catch about how music might have affected the large political gathering at the Capitol building last week the way music addressed another political crowd gathered near the nation’s capitol back in 1963 … Continue reading

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