G Is for Grace

Apr 08

G Is for Grace

We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you. 2 Corinthians 1:12b   Our culture values rational thinking. From childhood education through adulthood, we learn to “be rational.” Rationalism is an idol, a substitute for God. Rather than relying on our own human...

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Growing in Grace: 31 Verses for Daily Meditation

Feb 28

Growing in Grace: 31 Verses for Daily Meditation

As we approach Easter, I hope you’ll enjoy this list of 31 verses on grace. Use it as you wish. You might mark each verse in your Bible, journal about each verse, pray for God to deepen your awareness of grace, doodle about the verse, or use other creative means to interact with God’s Word depending on your interests and talents. There is a link to a...

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Growing in Grace: 31 Bible Verses to Doodle or Journal

Feb 26

Growing in Grace: 31 Bible Verses to Doodle or Journal

As we head towards Easter, I thought it would be a nice time to focus our hearts on God’s grace. With a blog named “Crazy Grace,” you’d be correct to assume grace is an important theme to me. I live with bipolar disorder so I have a messy, imperfect life. Thankfully, God’s grace has me covered. I screw up royally, but God picks me up and sets me on the right path...

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The Gospel Cannot Be Chained: A Grace Paraphrase of Paul’s Four Prison Letters

Nov 25

The Gospel Cannot Be Chained: A Grace Paraphrase of Paul’s Four Prison Letters

The Gospel Cannot Be Chained is Mick Mooney’s paraphrase of Paul’s four prison letters: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. Mooney’s paraphrase places a special emphasis on the message of grace throughout each letter. I thoroughly enjoyed reading his paraphrase and I’ll probably read it again from time to time. I thought the paraphrase was respectful...

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The Power of Not Yet

Oct 20

The Power of Not Yet

God must have prompted me to select this book off my Kindle, because it spoke to my need in the midst of feeling stuck. Parented by a perfectionist, I learned to see things in a pass or fail mindset. In order to gain approval, “pass” (or perfection) was the only option. Later in life, I’ve found that I give up easily because if it’s not perfect, it’s not worth...

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