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Captivating: Healing the Wound of Our Feminine Hearts

Captivating: Healing the Wound of Our Feminine Hearts

I didn’t know just what was wrong with me, Till your love helped me name it. – Aretha Franklin Down those old ancient streets, Down those old ancient roads, Baby there together we must go  Till we get the healing done. – Van Morrison Just an hour ago, a hummingbird was trapped in our garage. They come here to

The Case for Grace: Through Adultery to Grace

The Case for Grace: Through Adultery to Grace

Editor’s note: Today’s article begins in the middle of the story of Heidi and Brad, a Pastor “fallen from grace”. The question Heidi faced after he confessed to committing adultery was “Can I forgive him?” Her answer came slowly as she watched Brad be truly repentant – yes. The next question for them was… Brad’s

Grace on Tap

Living “in the world,” we can look for natural opportunities to dispense grace — not just words — to those around us. Gabe Lyons recommends inviting community leaders, whether Christian or not, into church to tell how best to engage with the neighborhood and its problems. As he notes, African American churches have historically done that, finding ways to honor teachers,

In the Middle of the Mess: Brokenness Is the Beginning

Grace and Radical Acceptance You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. — John 8:32 ESV Session Overview It’s there to greet you first thing in the morning, through an unkind word from your spouse or child. It’s there again as you merge onto the highway, via the other guy’s blaring

Jesus is Enough | The Comeback by Louie Giglio

Jesus is Enough

Many stories in this book are about people successfully overcoming obstacles as part of their comeback process. A person goes from hurting to healed, from addicted to free, from sorrow to joy, from loss to gain. These stories are powerful and encouraging. We rejoice with what has been healed or set free or overcome. But

Laced with Grace

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. — Proverbs 16:24 I am such a Bible nerd. Not only do I love to learn the meaning behind the Hebrew or Greek words in Scripture, but I like to study certain English words that pop up at me, pogo-stick style,

Forgiveness and Entrusting Justice to God

Revenge builds a lonely house. Space enough for one person. The lives of its tenants are reduced to one goal: make someone miserable. They do. Themselves. No wonder God insists that we “keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time” (Hebrews

Dance Stand Run: Let’s Go Back

  It’s okay if we’ve had some misconceptions about grace, holiness, and mission. But it’s time for us to go back to the beginning of our faith and sort them out. ✦ Suggested Reading in Dance, Stand, Run: Intro, Chapter 1 (To be read by facilitator) Intro Ladies, friends, sisters: are you ready? This week,

What Happens When Holy Women Talk to a Holy God

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just

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