What if we turned the tables on hate by setting the table for love?
Jesus did not give everything so we might experience political freedom, but so we would be able to enter into the ultimate love relationship(with God) without fear.
What got my attention Thursday evening was the pure beauty of so many (very young) children massed together and singing songs about God's love.
The marriage feast is a lot like the kingdom of God. There is generosity, lavish celebration, wide open arms, welcome, faithfulness, commitment, renewal of hope, and promise for the future - all brought together in the context of extravagant love.
Sandee Hagen was one of the most courageous people I have ever known.
We've been dating now for 14,610 days. We've been married thirty-seven and a half of those forty years, but we've worked really hard to make sure that we never stopped dating
Thanks to our Richmond family, "Christmas Day Two" turned out to be a much more exuberant gift exchange. At five and three, David and Beks are the most precious, precocious, priceless of children, and they have already learned both to give and receive with unusual grace.
Rebekah and I will never cease to be amazed - and blessed by - our church family's enormous capacity to love.
the more years I spend on this planet, the more likely I am to err on the side of grace rather than judgment. We all walk a tightrope of indecision sometimes, and if I am going to make a mistake - which is likely - then I would rather err on the side of grace.