Lord, help me to never grow complacent in Your magnificent grace!  From Randy Alcorn………………….

John Piper says, “Gratitude leaves no room for sin, because it comes out of humility, the opposite of sin. And for sin to flourish it must be dripping with pride.” Happy people celebrate their conversion not just once, but over and over. They are profoundly grateful for what God has done for them. In the…

via Happy, Grateful People Never Get Over God’s Grace — Randy Alcorn’s Blog


God never lets go From The Corner Shelf………………..

The morning light was still hours away from creeping through our windows yesterday morning when I woke up and stumbled downstairs to the coffee pot at five o’clock. Rubbing my eyes thoroughly and rummaging through the fridge to find the creamer helped wake me up and by the time I curled up in my usual […]

via He Holds Us Fast — -The Corner Shelf-

Part of loving well is to listen well.  Here is some encouragement to do just that from Refining (Spiritual Growth)………………..

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1 A single sin can cause a destructive chain reaction in a multitude of ways. Sin quenches the Spirit, separates us from God, limits our fullness […]

via Spiritual Gentleness — Refining (Spiritual Growth)

This article links to one in Christianity Today that describes a recent symposium in Canada on the topic of reaching out to Sikhs around the world.  As I have an adopted daughter who is of Sikh ancestry, I am really touched by this recognition that missions have largely failed to witness effectively to Sikhs around the world………………….

The Global Sikh Consultation objectives were to pray, share research, share resources, and to mobilize Recently, I had the privilege of convening the Global Sikh Consultation (GSC), the first Lausanne Movement consultation on Sikhism. The organizers of this event were all Edmontonians, mostly Filipinos, passionately involved in global missions and local evangelism. The vision to…

via Global Sikh Consultation: Calling Sikhs To Christ — The Exchange

From Going Deeper with God:  A collection of thoughts and applications on how and why God makes things that should be “straight” but rather are “crooked”………………..

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 re- minds us that the life God breathed into us is replete with good and bad […]

via Going Deeper with God – Living through Good and Bad (Ecclesiastes 7:13-14) — Living as Apprentices

From Theology Along the Way……I like this!!…………………….

*By Dave Zuleger, Lead Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church (south campus) We Are Who We’re With We all know that the more time we spend with others, the more we become like them. We take on personality traits, inflections, and can even begin to sound like them. Often times, we begin to act like them […]

via A People Marked by Their Withness — Theology Along the Way

From Gentle Reformation, a very nice reminder of the trials and joys of motherhood…………

Next week, my little girl turns thirty years old! Because I worship at a church with lots of children, because I work at a seminary with lots of young families, and because I am a biblical counselor, I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about children. So, today, in honor of my daughter,…

via A Few Thoughts on Motherhood — Gentle Reformation

Nice article from Drawing Closer.  Jesus is more worried about our hearts than our hands!…………………….

Mark 7:1-8 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of […]

via Wash Your Hands — Drawing Closer