Finding Grace in an Imperfect World

Finding Grace in an Imperfect World Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Hebrews 4:16 “We live in an imperfect world. Movies, television shows, and novels inspire high expectations for life, but reality seldom flows like a … Continue reading Finding Grace in an Imperfect World

Enigmatic Faith

Enigmatic Faith  Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. –Matthew 5:11-12a In his book, A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer writes, “The deeper our faith, the more doubt we must … Continue reading Enigmatic Faith

Christian Values: Happiness

Christian Values: Happiness For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold … Continue reading Christian Values: Happiness

Christian Values

Christian Values For learning about wisdom and instruction, for understanding words of insight, for gaining instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity; to teach shrewdness to the simple, knowledge and prudence to the young – let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill, to understand a proverb and … Continue reading Christian Values

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Life Notes—February 7, 2013  “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’”  Matthew 6:31 “My life has been filled with calamities, some of which actually happened.”  Mark Twain I was convinced this was the end.  I was going to die on a predawn flight … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy