A Graceful Farewell

A Graceful Farewell

This was a special day. Grace Lutheran Church held a farewell for me, and it was beautiful. The Fellowship Hall was decorated with love, a spread of cookies, cakes and fruit, and each table was centered with a pile of Almond Joy candy-bars to send me off with JOY! I...
A Graceful Farewell

Grace, Easter, and the Final Week

Grace. Easter. The Final Week/Holy Week/Passion Week. These are familiar terms that all Christians share. Grace is God’s unmerited favor. Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. The Final Week contains┬áthe events that happened between...
A Graceful Farewell

What is Freedom? A Devo from Galatians 5

Galatians 5 has been rattling around in my brain all week. I mentioned in my last post that I feel compelled to discuss the phases of the spiritual Journey in the sermon this weekend. Part of that process is to focus on the “works of the flesh” that Paul...
The Dark Side of Grace

The Dark Side of Grace

Last week I posted an article called Theology of the Cross. The emphasis in that article was that the Good News of our salvation is that it is not based upon our ability to succeed in being righteous. The Gospel is an unconditional promise of God to restore all...
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