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The Master’s Hand

Do you believe that we live in the company of Grace? Do you believe that Grace lives all around us if we but look for it and/or are open to seeing or hearing it? Here’s a story of another lesson learned that confirms this truth for me… My family went on vacation the...

GRACE in Rest, Renewal and Re-creation

The definition of Grace, or one of the definitions of Grace is “Love and favor freely given by God.” What an amazing and beautiful concept. Yet how often are we consciously aware of that love and favor in our daily lives. If you are anything like me, the tediousness...

God Loves You

God loves you. It’s as simple as that. YOU are beloved. Just the way you are. Just because you are. God loves you! That’s the message of Grace today. I was at a retreat yesterday, and I guess I never realized how many of us have trouble believing that God loves us. I...

Words of Grace: A Legacy of Grace

Who could enter a room full of sadness and sorrow and bring peace and comfort? Who could turn a hard conversation about responsibility and mistakes into a dialogue of forgiveness, laughter, and learning? Who could sit down to a family meal and persuade my Mother to...

Words of Grace: Grace in the Moment

The other day I awoke from a dream, this is what I remember:  I was in a hospital, in a patient’s room standing beside her bed and I looked down and she was bleeding.  Blood was gushing out of her chest, just gushing like in wickedly horrible dreams or...

God’s Grace. What is it exactly?

God’s Grace. What is it exactly? Rarely, I think, does God act in big booming actions or performances of grace in our lives or in our world, and yet, as I think about it…God’s gift of God’s son Jesus, crucified and risen for the world was a pretty darn BIG act of...