Truth and grace lie on a spectrum. Some of us place a high value on truth. We proclaim boldly and are strong proponents of the counsel of Scripture. Others reside in grace. These people are the type of friend you call first when you’re hurting. Incredibly, Jesus embodies both grace and truth. Where do you need his balance of these two attributes in your life today?
The Anatomy of Forgiveness
When someone treats us badly or we are hurt in relationships, we often find ourselves struggling to forgive. When we gain new insights about a person or situation, our feelings can change. Craig shares wisdom from the Bible, a wise book he read and his own life story in this post about forgiveness, and how we too can move past pain and into redemptive relationships.
The Heavenly Party
Dale’s death brought a sting into Craig's soul that he had never felt before. The counterbalance to this great loss was the incredible blessing of seeing him die well. It is common to see people living well. But, when death comes knocking, it is uncommon to see someone look death in the face, not wince, and full of peace in their heart and joy on their face boldly declare, “I’m ready to go Home.” Craig shares from his own experience how we can hold on to the hope of the eternal even in the face of death.
Three Steps to Live Life with Courage
A beautiful life, the life for which we were designed, follows when we courageously face our fears and failures and embrace bravery in Christ. In this post, Craig shares his personal journey of discovering God’s gift of courage on the battlefield of life. Through our faith in Jesus and his goodness, we also can live courageously. How can you embrace bravery today?
Leaning into Ugly
How do you respond to ugly? We’re not talking about the way people look, but the way they behave. How do you react when people gossip about you, belittle, disrespect, ignore, insult and ridicule you? It’s a hard thing to do, but here is the challenge: lean into ugly. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us and we are called to love others as he loves us!
The Floating Gospel
All of us know the feeling of trying to evangelize and tell others about our relationship with Christ without scaring people away or being misunderstood. In this post, Craig shares a true story of how one of his friends, John, learned how to share the Gospel, the story of God’s work in his life, in a way that was gentle, respectful and faithful.