Tag Archives: Christian

Go Ahead, Criticize My Faith

or Provocative Love, Outrageous Grace My faith is about love and grace. It is about a provocative act of love stemming from a stunning desire to extend outrageous grace. Some find this kind of love and grace difficult or impossible to accept. They think it must be either a myth or fantasy. Others are curious; […]

The Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God Matthew 5:9 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but […]

Blog Roll

In which I “get” to write about myself Today’s blog is part of the #mywritingprocess blog tour, in which I have the opportunity, through responding to four questions, to write about why I write. This is a new and somewhat uncomfortable experience for me. Before I dive into that, I want to thank Heather Mertens […]

Freedom From Complaining

The Weight of Scripture So Jesus said to those who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 This is a difficult post to write. Not because of the subject matter, but because […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 There are so many facets to love it was difficult to know where to begin; yet, as a Christian, […]

Class of We Made It

Unite Against Bullying We have become a country of “Awareness.” Certain months are dedicated “Awareness Months.” October is no exception. Along with (in alphabetical order) Aids, Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence, Down Syndrome, Lupus and Vegetarian Awareness, it is also Bullying Prevention Month.  Since October 9th is Unity Day, let’s Unite Against Bullying. I don’t want […]

Class of We Made It

Coping with Being Human and Being Christian Yesterday, the weeping came and I couldn’t stop it. It was entirely out of my control. I am looking to move. I am on disability after more than 20 years of teaching elementary school. I live in California. I will start on Medicare in a month-and-a-half, which, with […]

Heart Condition

The Lord’s Prayer I’ve been thinking a lot about The Lord’s Prayer lately. The one that Jesus taught his disciples. Those five short verses. The ones he spoke before the Christian church was formed; before the Nicene Creed; before the massive internal division came. Before we did more harm than good. The prayer Jesus taught […]

Heart Condition

Judge Not… “We plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.” 2 Corinthians 6:1 As often as I peruse the ‘net, the number of times I see judgment about others outnumbers the stars in the sky. Whether it’s conservative or liberal, religious or non-religious, finger-pointing has risen to an art form. […]

Class of We Made It

The Right to Opinion This week, I was asked to participate in a survey about opinion. The responses will be posted on the requestor’s blogsite, Harsh Reality.  My hope in participating was to broaden my own scope of reality, to understand a wider perspective, and open my own eyes to my limited understanding of what […]