Need-based Grace

We have a saying in our house, "Truth is truth whether anyone believes you or not." Knowing that we serve a God who knows the truth often frees us to extend grace to those who would argue. Did you really destroy his Lego creation on purpose?  No?  God knows that and...

Reeling from the Blow

On Monday I published a post called Red Meat Sin.  There is so much that I struggle with on a daily basis which results from being out of scripture or not really digging into scripture, even if I'm faithfully reading it. It is not uncommon.  Whether temptation...

Please Touch!

I seem to regularly stumble upon articles that suggest children deprived of touch suffer developmental delays.  Usually this comes up in the context of evaluating orphanages in far away lands, though I'm not entirely convinced that America does a much better job. One...

Were you born in a barn?

Have you read that funny line where the kid wishes he was born in a barn so that when his mom asks, "Were you born in a barn?" he can say "Yes!"  It makes me laugh every time that circulates. But it occurred to me recently that Jesus was born in a barn... or the first...