Be All That I Need

I was recently asked what the “State of My Faith” was. This is my reply.  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:1  “and without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6Not too long ago, Abigail told Matt and I that she didn’t be ...

Emptied Himself of All but Love

Lent: Resurrecting EasterEmptied Himself of All but Loveby Laura DingmanHe left His Father's throne above, So free, so infinite His grace.Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for Adam's helpless race.'Tis mercy all, immense and free, For, O my God, it found out me.Amazing love!How can it be that Thou, my God, should die for me!                 from "And Can it Be" by Charles Wes ...

Broken and Poured Out

Lent: Resurrecting Easter Week 1Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. Philippians 2:5-8 NRSVAs we begin the Lenten journey ...

Lent: Resurrecting Easter

Lent: Resurrecting Easter

My grandmother was in her 70's when she converted to Catholicism. She mostly converted because of her boyfriend, Lou. Having been raised in a non-denominational Christian church, there was a lot about Catholicism that I didn't understand. I remember one Ash Wednesday, she came home and my youngest brother made a sarcastic comment to her about having dirt on her forehead. Most of my family giggled about it, but I was intrigued. Shortly af ...