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God’s Grace Overcomes Difficulties

God's Grace Overcomes Difficulties

I don’t like difficulties of any sort. Take physical pain, for instance. When I have a headache, I want it to end. When my joints ache, I want the hurt to stop. I don’t like relational difficulties. Or financial. Or anything that complicates my life on a boat. My human nature would rather do life… [ read more ]

When Life Feels Overwhelming

Sailor-Man and I took the Makana away from the dock for the weekend. We could never have written the script for what took place.   First, the alternator quit working. Then we experienced engine failure not once, not twice, but three times on our way home yesterday. The first failure meant retracing our journey twelve… [ read more ]

God Gives Second Chances

  I once interviewed a former police officer who told me how he’d tried to solve his financial difficulties by robbing banks. His actions led to prison time and divorce. He eventually hit rock bottom and committed his life to Christ. Now he’s helping at-risk teenagers realize the importance of making wise choices before they,… [ read more ]

I Love You T-h-i-s Much

One of the ways in which I express love for my grandkids is this – I extend my arms wide open and then I say, “I love you t-h-i-s much!” At the very least, the little ones grin. Often they repeat my words and actions, and then they give me a big hug. So precious…. [ read more ]

What Possessed You to Do That?

  On Saturday I attended the memorial service for Letisha Reimer, the 13-year-old Christian girl who died following an attack in her high school a few blocks from my home. It’s hard for me to imagine what possessed the 21-year-old drifter who committed this evil act.   “What possessed you to do that?” is a… [ read more ]

5 Must-Haves For Every Spiritual Wardrobe

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothes yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. (NLT)     Yesterday I sifted through my dresser drawers and closet. Having lost 52 pounds in the past 17 months means jeans and tops now hang like sacks on me. So… [ read more ]