Tag Archives: law and grace

Parting with one’s money

Sometimes the greatest experiences of giving come from receiving. I have been taught a lot by those who give to the Catch.  Last night we received a generous unexpected check from someone who had already recently sent us an extra … Continue reading

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Grace doesn’t play by the rules

Who can understand God’s Grace? Who can fathom its depth? Who can stretch as far as it can?  Who can know what it is going to do? Who can plan on it showing up? On one hand, there is cause … Continue reading

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Are we guilty of narcissistic spirituality?

A little guilt is good; too much guilt is selfish. To wallow in one’s guilt is to place too much importance on oneself. I think for too long, we have been too obsessed with our own spirituality. God doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Ben Stiller, rules and religion, and Christ

In an interview this weekend in Parade magazine, actor and comedian, Ben Stiller, (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander, Zoolander No. 2, Night at the Museum) made a quotable quote about religion. Most of the article was devoted to … Continue reading

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I Will Still Love You

I Will Still Love You Words by John Fischer Music by John Fischer, Dan Russell and Victor LeComer You can give me everything Or take it all away Make the sky above me blue Or you can turn it gray … Continue reading

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12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee (like me)

“How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?” (Galatians 3:3 NLT) They’ll never see the light if all you preach is hate … Continue reading

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The other side of the gap

I was up late talking with my 15-year-old son Chandler last night and I must say, I have fully graduated to the other side of the generation gap. I know I felt some of this with my adult children when … Continue reading

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Which God?

I think we all know that God is a God of judgment and punishment. It seems that the prevailing attitude of most people who don’t know God is that He is an angry old man just waiting to jump all … Continue reading

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