Wondrous Gift of Grace

Wondrous Gift of Grace

It's the most wonderful time of the year! A time of gifts and goodies, of friends and family, of stories and carols. A time to remember God's wondrous gifts of grace and retell the moment those gifts made a special place in our hearts. Here is a story of one such moment . . .

In the spring of 1865, a young preacher from Philadelphia gave a rousing tribute to a leader whose untimely death rocked our nation. But for all the honor of eulogizing an American president like Abraham Lincoln, these were not even the most famous words Reverend Phillips Brooks would pen!

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Posted by Janna Wright in grace changes everything
Experiencing the Joy of Receiving

Experiencing the Joy of Receiving

December is flying past us. By now we’re all surrounded with twinkle lights and gift lists, Christmas carols and flurry, holiday goodies and party plans.

But sometimes in the busiest seasons our Heavenly Poppa reaches down and whispers something special, like “receive.”

“Receive” can seem like a selfish word — like a little child, overly excited about opening her own presents, never giving a thought to anyone else. For us responsible, committed adults, the word, “give”, is often the true hero of Christmas. Give presents. Give cheer. Give goodies. Give love. Give comfort and joy.

I mean, isn’t that what Jesus did when He came to earth — gave of Himself? Isn’t that the very thing we now celebrate ‘mid the flurry and frost? Continue reading →

Posted by Janna Wright in Experiencing God in Everyday Life, What God Is Really Like