Established

Established

Early in my walk with God, I heard the same kind of teaching that many brand-new Christians receive: We’re poor sinners who will struggle with our sinful nature for the rest of our lives. We’ll make it to heaven, but just barely. This erroneous teaching left me...
His Sacrifice Was Enough

His Sacrifice Was Enough

Easter is the time of year when we celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some Easter celebrations are simple, like flying kites or eating hot cross buns or lighting bonfires. Others, however, are more on the extreme side. Some...
Grace to Love

Grace to Love

“The man I’ll marry must be at least as good as my dog.” That is what the bumper sticker in front of me read. It’s funny that someone would think that a dog could be the model for a good husband. That bumper sticker reveals two ideas: dogs are great, and dealing with...
The Balanced Equation of Life

The Balanced Equation of Life

With safety goggles and long white lab coat on, I began the weekly lab experiment in my high school chemistry class many years ago. I knew that if my measurements were off, I probably wouldn’t cause an explosion, but I would, at the very least, make a mess. I had to...
You ARE a Winner

You ARE a Winner

The gun had fired, and I was running for my life. At least it felt that way. In
 reality, it was a pop gun, and I was running with about thirty other girls, all 
jockeying for positions as we settled in for our three-mile race. I fell into 
my normal place near the...
The Works of Grace

The Works of Grace

Ephesians tells us that we receive the grace of God through faith—not works (Eph. 2:8-9). But according to James, our faith must have corresponding actions (James 2:17-18). What are those actions? They are the works of grace. For it is God who is producing in you both...