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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"It's all grace" - what does that mean, anyway?

Grace.


Amazing grace. How sweet the sound.


Truly.


But what is it, really, and what have we done to it?


Perhaps grace is hard to define.  We try and explain it, but we can hardly understand it.  So we come up with ways to help us comprehend. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Why do tragedies occur? 10 things to embrace during seasons of pain

Today, a godly, selfless, radiant wife and Mom of three little girls is being laid to rest. A missionary pouring out her life in a foreign land.  A woman of kindness and enthusiasm and joy. And not that it matters, but she was also very beautiful.


Her young husband is left alone to raise these precious babies and thousands of friends are grieving with him.  Missing Kyra, too.  Wondering how he will manage, where will he land, and why.


From an earthly perspective, it just doesn't make sense.  It doesn't seem "fair".  Why would God allow such a tragedy to befall such wonderful people?  People whose only goal was to serve Him.


I surely cannot answer the "why"  It doesn't make sense to me, either.  If I were running the Universe, I'd take out a whole lot of other people before I brought pain to this family.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I left my heart in Myers Quad

Myers Quad.  Georgia Dawgs know it well.  That wide open space framed by dorms near the heart of campus.  Close to the sacred Sanford Stadium and the 24 hour offerings of Snelling Dining Hall.  Popular path for Frisbee pick up games, football fans, and Friday afternoon eno naps. 


Well, this is just a warning to all that traffic.  Be careful not to stumble on the hemorrhaging mass of tissue lying there.


Because today, I left my heart in Myers Quad.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Building up or breaking down?

The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Proverbs 14:1


Whenever I read this verse, the Spirit probes....where am I building wisely?  And where am I manifesting destructive foolishness?  Let's unpack this Truth and see how a wise woman builds...