Tagged: grace

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Fear and Grace

[Part 9 in Liz’s story of God’s calling her into inner city behavioral health care] For my undergraduate graduation, my college ministry group gave me a copy of When People are Big, and God is Small by Ed Welch. I took a look at the description on the back cover,…

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I am not above the charity of God

I was re-reading one of my favorite books, Blue Like Jazz, when the following excerpt hit me hard. At the end, there is a stunning quote worth meditating on. For a very long time, I could not understand why some people have no trouble accepting the grace of God while others experience…

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Grace!

I grew up with a mother who never took a gift… just half of an exchange. I remember watching, with horrified amusement, a lady try to give my mom a bag of mangoes. My mom chased her down and literally threw the bag into the open window of the car as it…