Tag Archives: grace

Going Deeper with God: Hebrews 12: 15 – God’s Grace

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage from … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“. . . the one sin I have come to fear more than any other is certainty.  Certainty is the great enemy of unity.  Certainty is the deadly enemy of tolerance.  Even Christ was not certain at the end. ‘Eli, … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Carrots

This blog now hosts nearly 700 posts. Periodically I recycle past posts that newer followers of the blog may not have read. The following post was originally published on August 24, 2014. Gardeners know that root vegetables thrive in cold … Continue reading

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My Garden in the Sky

One of my projected sorrows when moving last summer from a manufactured home with a lovely yard  to an apartment complex was the loss of my flower gardens. However, that unnecessary anxiety was erased this summer by the beautiful, luxuriant potted plants … Continue reading

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From My Reading – Grace and Gratitude

Grace is God giving us everything we need (and even what we don’t know we need) without expectations. This grace is the foundation of God’s relationship with each of us. Grace is a gift. We cannot earn it. Therefore we can … Continue reading

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Something about Grace

“What if God is not mad at you?”  This question from James Bryan Smith in The Good and Beautiful God sets up the psychological dilemma of today’s world. Many raging conflicts between races and between believers and even between individuals hinge … Continue reading

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The Mysticism of Everyday Life

This quote is from the book Learning to Fall, The Blessings of an Imperfect Life.  The book was written during his journey with ALS and published just months before his death in 2002.  The book is full of observations on … Continue reading

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Yard Sale – A Container For Grace

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Eugene Peterson encourages us to expect every job we get or every task we are assigned to be “a container for grace.”  Yesterday the grace overflowed the container. Our neighborhood sponsored a yard sale on Saturday – … Continue reading

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