Where Did You Get the Idea for Your Most Recent Book, Chosen?

Dec 11

Where Did You Get the Idea for Your Most Recent Book, Chosen?

When most people read the biblical narrative of the birth of Christ, they see a perfect, holy family fulfilling God’s perfect plan. When I read the biblical narrative of the birth of Jesus, I see a teenage girl who got pregnant and everyone thought the worst about her. Her own boyfriend assumed she’d been unfaithful. The gossip and public shame became so great the...

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Ninety-Five Affirmations for a Life Empowered by Grace

Oct 17

Ninety-Five Affirmations for a Life Empowered by Grace

Five hundred years ago, a young monk struggling to reconcile church practice with what is actually found in Scripture, nailed to the church door a document containing ninety-five statements he was prepared to defend from Scripture. Martin Luther’s 95 Theses began to shake things up in the church. In today’s vernacular, Luther posted his manifesto on social media for...

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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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