Grace and Mercy: Your Past is Part of Your Call

We all have a past.  Some of us were practically born into the Kingdom of God, being raised by Christian parents who brought us up in God’s care and admonition.  Others… were not.  I have met so many young adults over the years who place themselves in a category above others in the area of…

Grace and Mercy: Mercy Triumphs Over Judgement

JAMES 2:13 There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you. (mercy triumphs over judgement) I have been studying the book of James yet again.  There’s something about this book that I can’t get away from….

Grace and Mercy: Defined

In the Christian life I truly believe many of us just repeat words that we have heard growing up and really don’t know the meaning of them. I remember when I was in the 6th grade, my teacher, Mrs. Lipko, asked me to pray. I led the class in a prayer and ended it in…

Nothing worth doing is easy.

We just made a 1400 mile trip to our new home in Texas.  Nothing worth doing is easy.  I’ve lived in Florida my entire life (except the first two years) and I’ve always wanted to leave.  I dislike Florida very much.  I don’t like the heat all year, or the beach, or the mosquitos, or…