How to Find Healing for our Deepest Wounds

As a pastor, I often have people share deep and painful things with me. They confess their sins. They express the guilt they feel. They describe the brokenness that surrounds them. They explain the wounds they have experienced. They describe the shame they feel as a result of all these things. Too often, though, I notice that people—myself included—struggle to … Read More

Because of His Great Love For You

Before we collide with the grace of God, we must collide with the truth of our own sin. -Kyle Idleman In Ephesians 2:1-3, we see that we were dead apart from God’s grace—like zombies, we were the walking dead. But through Christ, God makes us alive. Why does he do this? “Because of his great love for us!” The apostle … Read More

God’s Grace is Greater Than Your Worst Sin

We have inherited the riches beyond our wildest imagination, but continue living on our old budget, penny-pinching our way through life with God. In the early 20th Century, a woman named Hetty Green died, leaving behind an incredible fortune. By today’s figures, it’s estimated that she was worth over four billion dollars at the time of her death. She was … Read More

The Astounding Beauty of God’s Grace

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Photographing the magnitude and astounding beauty of Big Sur, California is no small task. It is not a “one picture does it justice” kind of place. Even if you take a hundred photographs, you still feel like you need to get one more — from a different angle, height, distance, or light. Because every time you look, it feels new. … Read More

Is My Sin Beyond God’s Forgiveness?

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Most of us have experienced a moment when we look in the mirror and do not recognize the person we see. Every time I looked in the mirror, all I could see was a monster, someone who had shattered lives. -Darryl Davis We know God’s grace is great, but when it comes to specific shortcomings – our own unique shame … Read More