Experiencing Grace – BELONGING

We all want it.  Every person who ever walked this earth desires experiencing Grace.  I promise you that’s a true statement.  Sure, we want fairness and justice.  We crave love and hope.  Happiness is high on everyone’s list too.  I’d take a new car if it was given to me.  But above all, we want to experience grace.  We don’t know we want it, well, because we don’t really know what Grace is.  We’ve got all these words and desires…but we don’t know how they fit together.   We just moved into a great new house.  I don’t like moving.  Its hard work.  Its exhausting work.  Packing and unpacking, dismantling and rebuilding, it takes forever.  You got to start with priorities.  The first thing that[…]

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even in chaos, love leads

Sunday Rewind: Happily Ever After… Love Leads

Even when I’m right, sometimes I’m wrong.  We’ve been remodeling our home for the past month.  So near the end, I can’t express how eager and ready I was to move my family in.  We’d been staying with my wife’s family.  They are incredibly generous and great hosts…but it is never as comfortable as your own place.  Our kitchen appliances had been ordered a month out and were scheduled for delivery the day we planned to move in.  As the delivery truck pulled into the drive-way, I could see the light at the end of the remodeling tunnel.  As the rear doors opened to the delivery truck, our stove was no where in sight.  Somehow, during the past month, our stove was backordered and no[…]

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