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The Revelation of Grace by Eddie Snipes

By on Jul 28, 2016 in Book Reviews, Grace | 0 comments

The Revelation of Grace: Founded Upon Grace Series (Book 1) I had seen the term, “hyper-grace,” but I never really knew what it meant. Some people said it was the Gospel and others claimed it was the spawn of the devil. I didn’t know what to believe (or if I should care) so I shrugged it off as just another fad controversy (the kind that sells Christian magazines and books). I didn’t understand hyper-grace until Eddie Snipes offered this explanation: “When this message of God’s grace is preached, people blaspheme God’s promise by saying that if we live by grace alone, we are in sin. This has been labeled as hyper-grace.” The Revelation of Grace explains the truth of God’s grace in terms that are reader friendly (not too technical theologically). The book explains what grace is, how it is given, and why it is complete and sufficient to take care of sin in our lives. The author...

Ask God to Amplify the Results of Your Weight Loss Efforts

By on Dec 28, 2015 in Crazy Grace Blog | 0 comments

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve never thought about praying for God to accelerate my weight loss. I always took on the burden of weight loss as something I had to do on my own. But it makes sense, now that I think about it. I wanted to share this excerpt from Adam Hogue in which he talks about his near-death experience, obesity, and dramatic weight loss with the Lord’s help.   “I’m fat.” It’s one of the most self-destructive phrases with which people can attack themselves. Satan loves to throw this at people to empty them of all God’s joy. Such people try to lose weight but just can’t seem to do it, so they lose heart and lose faith, finding that they hate the image in the mirror. But God has a better plan for you—a plan to heal you and give you a future and a hope. Did you know that 95 percent of all people who have a weight issue could do something about it? So unless you have...

Entertaining Angels While Christmas Shopping

By on Dec 19, 2015 in Crazy Grace Blog | 0 comments

In her book, The God Who Sees You, Tammy Maltby shares this stunning personal experience. I thought it would be appropriate to share it with you for Christmas. Put yourself in her position and imagine what you’d do during a busy day of shopping.   I was working as a flight attendant, and I had a layover in Portland, Oregon. Christmas was on its way, so I decided to use my limited layover time to shop in the downtown area. I was running from store to store on a cold, drizzly afternoon, trying to put a dent in my Christmas shopping. I crossed the street toward one last department store before heading back to my hotel. And right outside that store, beside the big revolving doors, I saw a homeless man sitting quietly on a piece of cardboard. He was dirty, disheveled, and missing both legs. And he was staring at me. He looked desperate and a little scary. He definitely made me...

Broken for a Purpose by Gisela Yohannan

By on Nov 29, 2015 in Book Reviews, Suffering & Brokenness | 0 comments

Gisela Yohannan shares some of her personal struggles in her book, Broken for a Purpose. Whether it’s the struggle to forgive others or ask for forgiveness, or self-doubts about shortcomings and failures, she is open and honest about her struggles as a Christian and the good that comes of the struggle itself. For it is in the struggles that we are made more like Jesus. God doesn’t give us difficulties to make us suffer. He gives us obstacles and challenges to shape us into the image of Christ. Our struggles have a purpose. Let me share a brief story from the book that really spoke to my heart right now because I feel the same inner conflict. Here, Gisela shares how she wrestled with her failures and faults, feeling unworthy to serve the Lord and teach other women. Then the Lord did something special to touch her heart.   The more time I spent thinking, the longer the list of my...

Can One Dollar Make a Difference? Jon Weece (@jonweece) Explains the Dollar Club

By on May 23, 2015 in Crazy Grace Blog | 0 comments

The Dollar Club A dollar doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up. If you gave someone a dollar, it might not go very far. But if one hundred people gave the same person a dollar, that’s something. And the numbers can grow beyond that if more people are involved or if people give a dollar more often. That’s the premise put forth by Jon Weece in his book, Jesus Prom. I liked his idea so much, I wanted to share it with you. Who knows? Maybe you can find a way to apply this to your circle of influence at work, home, school, church, or sports team. Maybe you can make a difference with a dollar.   Book Excerpt If one person asks me to help them and I give them one dollar, that dollar does not have the potential to change that one person’s life. But what if ten people each gave one dollar to one person in need? Or what if one hundred people each gave one dollar to one person in need? Or what...