Tagged with grace

A Clean Slate… Grace for the Sinner

A Clean Slate… Grace for the Sinner

My friend and I talked today. Her heart was heavy with burden over a loved one who has been lamenting past sins. The sins are quite old, and minor on a human scale, but the woman feels pain afresh. So, we talked of God’s precious grace and how my friend can remind this woman of … Continue reading

God’s Might and Armor

I don’t feel very mighty.   And the reality is that I’m not.  But the good thing is that I really don’t have to be; I just need to know where to access might.   This week in the Glorious Grace Ephesians study with HelloMornings we focused on Eph 6:10-23.  Several things popped out at … Continue reading

New Clothes

Eph 4:17-32 I need new clothes!  Well not for me, but for my youngest daughter.  She’s grown and her fall clothes from last year are much too small.  The sleeves don’t reach her wrists and the pant legs are far above her ankles.  Her old clothes aren’t even comfortable anymore.  As one growing and maturing, … Continue reading

Strengthening the Inner Man

Eph 3:14-21 This week has been tough. It’s also been absolutely wonderful. Ever had a week like that? My family is experiencing the long awaited joy of having a relative as a house guest and it’s such a true blessing and joy to have him here! We are thanking God for all the wonderful things … Continue reading

Bold in Christ

Eph 3:1-13 I recently signed up for a Twitter account (find me @HeartfeltByAli), and I had to come up with a few self-descriptors to put in my profile.  (…and for some reason that’s never an easy task for me!)  Really, there are probably a lot of ways to describe myself even though I often feel … Continue reading

Hope and Peace

“At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Israel, and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.” (Eph 2:12, HCSB) “In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” (Eph 2:22, ESV) Without hope … Continue reading

Rich Love

I remember, as a little girl, sitting in my grandmother’s farmhouse kitchen. The table was heavy laden with homey, old-fashioned comfort foods.  I remember Mammaw’s kitchen always smelling earthy… probably because of the many foods she and my grandpa brought in from the garden.  But, it wasn’t the fresh green beans and corn that drew … Continue reading

Where Do I Stand?

We live in an ever shifting world that just can’t seem to sit still or calm its lust for change even for a moment.  And as the world changes, we’re expected to be able to keep up.  Sometimes life can leave us feeling confused and wondering where our place as Believers is amidst all the … Continue reading

What do you seek?

*****  “And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?”  (John 1:38, NASB) He turned.  And following him were men intrigued.  John said he was the Lamb of God.  And so, believing, they followed.  They wanted … Continue reading