Spent

Blog - SpentSTRIKE ONE, STRIKE TWO, AND THREE AS WE move further down the “to do” list. Our fine-point permanent marker is worn. The only visible notation of the once named Sharpie is the faded letters pie appearing on the marker’s exterior. Whereas the ink, in times past, had been defining and boldly black, it now dispenses as a stubborn, charcoal-gray color with grave uncertainty. It takes multiple overlapping marks to make one effective strike. It’s frustrating, but we are determined to show that we have completed the list. And that means striking a heavy line through every task to prove its fulfillment. Continue reading

Hoarding Grace

Blog - GraceA troubled marriage.

Financial difficulties.

Wayward children.

A terminal illness.

All are realities of this life. And all present a real need for God’s loving grace.

But is it enough? Is His daily provision of grace really enough?

Is it enough when we have so many pressing issues that make negotiating the terms of this life so painfully troublesome? Laid before us are the hard facts of life. In fine print, many times, we miss the disclaimer. We didn’t see the circumstances forthcoming . . . . and coming so deliberately, as if to overtake us with brutal force. Continue reading