Category Archive: Grace

Describing God

The Nature of God I was once asked to describe orange to a blind person. The words warm, bright, vibrant and sweet came to mind. I am not sure if my description conveyed… Continue reading

Trepidation

I write this article with a vague feeling of trepidation. We are once again celebrating Advent, a season which reminds us of God’s universal love and boundless grace, demonstrated by the birth of… Continue reading

They Had all Things in Common

Historical reporting presents a constricted view of the events and culture being described. Ultimately all history is a snapshot that, despite being worth a thousand words, cannot convey the actualities of the past.… Continue reading

A Passionate Church

Years ago, when I was struggling with the idea of becoming a pastor, I took a lay leadership class in one of our states larger cities. The host minster explained that 30 years… Continue reading

What is the Good News

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is more than the story of our savior. While beliefs about salvation, prosperity, truth, forgiveness and love are integral to God’s plans, they are not the purpose of… Continue reading

Grace: A Choice or Predestined?

        At the beginning of the Protestant reformation, England’s King  Henry VIII declared himself head of the Church of England and used the Parliaments to enact the laws ruling his… Continue reading

Grace in the Woodshop

For woodworkers, a router is not a device to wirelessly route signals from one computer to another. It is a tool used to make shapes, joints and edges in wood. Years ago my… Continue reading

First Steps

First steps are always the most important. They may not seem significant but taking that first step is a commitment to follow a path toward either a certain or uncertain future. Lives will… Continue reading

Ruminatin’

At the beginning of each season I choose a theme to be the foundation of my messages. These themes are developed through prayer and seeking God’s plans for His churches under my care.… Continue reading

Attitude!!

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. ‘Well,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll braid my hair… Continue reading