Grace and Our Warped Sense of Justice.

Sometimes our sense of justice blinds our touch of grace. We want others to experience the justice of getting what’s coming to them. Have you ever said this? “She’s going to get what’s coming to her.” Maybe with a little bit of smugness in your voice? I have.

Getting to Shockingly Gracious

When she’s been hurt. When she’s disappointed. When she’s angry. When she’s frustrated. When she’s tired. A woman who does not give grace lacks the deepest kind of beauty: The willingness to yield to the Holy Spirit that always prompts us to forgive. Always prompts us to display love the way Christ did. Selflessly. If you’re anything…

Burn to Memory Proverbs 11:16

By Tiffany Deluccia >>> Learning to be a gracious woman. This verse arrested my heart a few weeks ago. Let’s memorize it together. I’ll share more thoughts tomorrow but I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below on what it means (or what it doesn’t mean) to be a gracious woman. What do…

Forgive my excuses…

By Lydia Sellers On a daily basis, we make up excuses to defend ourselves of our mistakes. “I was late because it was a difficult day at work, and my alarm went off, but I fell back asleep, …” etc.  Everything in our beings says, “No! It wasn’t my fault!” It’s like we want to…

Bitter-sweet?

By Lydia Sellers Bitter. Not a pleasant word. Ever bitten into a piece of fruit expecting pure succulence, but instead got a slap as sour juice hit your tongue? You can’t get rid of the awful tang until you eat something else. Some people have the same effect. In fact, some Christians have the same…

Devo: Lessons on Forgiveness

By Kaleigh Ward Sometimes, my morning quiet time consists of doing a Bible Study workbook (woo Beth Moore!), reading the Psalms, listening to a sermon, or journaling about God’s faithfulness. This morning, my quiet time was a time of wrestling with God.  Sometimes, when I’m hurting and confused, God and I have to spend extra…