Christian Walk, Life, Personal

Defining Grace

Going straight to Merriam-Webster, one will find that biblical grace is defined in three ways: 1) Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification 2) A virtue coming from God 3) A state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance Without going on to define the other big words used in these definitions,… Continue reading Defining Grace

Christian Walk, Life, Personal

Standing in Awe

Many things are described as "awesome" nowadays. "That pizza was awesome!" "That was an awesome movie!" "I just bought the most awesome pair of sunglasses!" That description could really be applied to anything that gets one quasi-excited. Have you ever truly been awe-filled, though? There are a few times in my life that I feel… Continue reading Standing in Awe

Christian Walk, Family, Life, Personal

Doubting the Trustworthy

How is it that humans are often doubting the only thing that they can trust in a given situation? Think of kids that won't jump into the pool where Dad had just caught them moments before because "He may miss this time!" Think of students who question the teacher on answers to tests with "Are… Continue reading Doubting the Trustworthy

Christian Walk, History, Life, Personal

A Day to Remember

America has a tradition of taking time to honor those who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. We take the respect that is to be given to men and women in uniform very seriously. While other things that ought to be honored, such as our flag, president, and criminal justice system, seem to… Continue reading A Day to Remember

Christian Walk, Life, Personal

Staying in the Boat

Whitewater rafting can be a daunting experience. Conditions can change so quickly. One minute the rafters can be gently gliding down a calm river and the next they are plunged into a soup of boulders and drop-offs. If one doesn't know what to look for, the entire raft can be easily capsized leaving all of… Continue reading Staying in the Boat