Dis. Grace.: Responding Biblically to Church Scandal

It happened again last week. Another scandal. Another high profile pastor stepping down from the ministry in disgrace. Another family broken. Another church stunned and bereft. And it's not just the money grubbing televangelists anymore, either. This was one of the theological good guys. Sadly, pastors and Christian leaders - both those in the public eye and those right … [Read more...]

Into the Stillness + Grace & Truth {Week 23}

Sometimes a writer has a gift of weaving plain old letters and words together in a way that makes poetry. Even when she's not meaning to. Dawn Boyer of Journeys in Grace is one such writer. And in today's featured post, like an expert artist, she paints a picture of what it means to abide in Christ. To go to Him in the morning and again at noon and again at … [Read more...]

When God Says Wait – 10 Prayers While You’re Waiting

Has God ever asked you to wait? You know what I mean, right? You're trucking along your merry way, and He abruptly brings you to a crashing halt. Yeah. I've been there, too. Just about three years ago, we began to sense God calling us to be foster parents. So we spent the required number of weeks in training and then waited for the phone call letting us know needy … [Read more...]

I Have Stepped Into a Big Mess + Grace & Truth {Week 22}

Have you stepped in any messes lately? I sure have. As a homeschooling mom and foster mom to young children (not to mention loving, frustrated owner of an elderly dog...ahem), I often feel like I spend my days moving from one mess to another. Whether you're at home or at work, at church or in your community, if you sometimes find yourself in the middle of a mess, today's … [Read more...]

After this Manner Therefore Pray

Prayer. It seems so simple- just talk to God. But when it's time to actually do it, there can be a million questions. What should I pray about? How long should I pray? Do I have to say "Thee" and "Thou"? Eyes opened or closed? Do I have to be on my knees? Should I speak aloud or pray silently? It's nothing to be ashamed of. The disciples lived with Jesus. Heard Him pray. … [Read more...]