When you are the villain in someone else’s story

When you and I consider the story of our lives, we probably do not self-identify as the villain. In thinking through our histories, most of us identify as the hero of our tale. And that’s good! We are indeed called to model the heroic attributes of sacrifice, courage, and overcoming love. And yet, every story […]

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Move forward two spaces

Did you ever play Sorry! or other childhood games where you hoped for a card that would move you forward extra spaces, or advance you to GO, or allow you to favorably swap spots with another player? Wasn’t it awesome when your turn let you avoid dangerous setbacks and sail safely around the board? Do […]

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Beautiful people don’t just happen

Is that true? Is beauty a gift, talent, or a natural asset, or is it something that must be developed and forged over time? In a recent marriage study at Grace, our speaker made the powerful declaration: “Beautiful people don’t just happen.” He was referring to the spectacular beauty of the Himalayan mountain ranges that […]

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Goliath versus Bathsheba

So who would win in a fight, Goliath or Bathsheba? Actually a better question might be, which of them would pose the greatest threat to a king? King David would think the question is a no-brainer. He would say, “A giant on a battlefield is far less dangerous than a bathing woman on a rooftop—because […]

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Heart Punch

Have you ever been punched in the heart? Not your literal, physical heart, but your more vulnerable internal one? You will know if you have, simply by gauging your emotional reaction to the term. Heart punch. It is a blow that thuds into your emotions leaving you feeling sad, sickened, and despairing all at once. […]

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