Tag Archives: grace

Painting in the dirt of our lives

Yesterday I wrote about the story of a Mexican immigrant who drives a short-haul truck route all over Los Angeles and has found a way to express his artistic nature and training in the the dirt and muck that forms … Continue reading

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Dirty life art

Arnulfo Gonzalez is a Mexican immigrant who lives in Los Angeles. He wants to be an artist. He earned a degree in art from East Los Angeles College and attends drawing classes with his wife whenever he can. But art … Continue reading

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The judging game

I take notice today that there are actually two sides to judging: there is judging, and there is being judged. Both are important and both are something we should be without. We don’t talk very much about the second one, … Continue reading

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Another admissions scandal

Our son, Christopher, lives about ten minutes from a church that has the reputation, among many churched and even non-churched people, for having the absolute best pre-school in town. It’s like the USC or Stanford of pre-schools. Christopher’s daughter, Jocelyn, … Continue reading

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Friend of sinners

Jesus, friend of sinners We have strayed so far away We cut down people in your name But the sword was never ours to sway Jesus, friend of sinners The truth becomes so hard to see The world is on … Continue reading

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Grace riddle

Riddle: Once you get it, you have to give it; and if you can’t give it, you never got it. What is it?

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What’s so scary about grace?

What’s so scary about grace? Plenty. First off, we don’t receive very well. It’s an affront to our pride. Like two men fighting over the bill, it’s all about pride. You lose that battle, you feel like you’re the little … Continue reading

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Why grace is so hard to believe

Let’s face it: grace is hard to believe. Why is that the case when it’s so easy to get? Well that’s actually one of the reasons right there. We are all taught that to get anything valuable, you have to … Continue reading

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