Monthly Archives: March 2011

Embracing Grace: Buy the Mountain Top

Note: due to the length and nature of this post it will not be split over the two days it encompasses, but rather posted both days. I encourage you to read it the first day, then meditate on it the second. … Continue reading

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Embracing Grace: Are Your Robes Washed Clean?

A 365 Day Devotional Journal Day 48  Scripture: Revelation 21-22; Isaiah 29. Years ago, when I was single, I discovered a name in the Bible for the city of Jerusalem, also called the City of David. So impressed was I by … Continue reading

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Embracing Grace: When Fire Falls

A 365 Day Devotional Journal Day 47  Scripture: Matthew 3:10-12; Luke 3:15-17; Luke 9:22-24; Hebrews 12:28-29 When we want a loaf of bread, we typically go to the grocery store and buy it. If we are brave, we make freshly … Continue reading

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Embracing Grace: Rivers of Living Water

A 365 Day Devotional Journal Day 46 Scripture: Ezekiel 47; Joel 2:28-32, 3:18-20; John 7:37-39 Grand scale agriculture is the foundation of modern civilization. Gentle soaking spring rains are a vital component to this model of farming. One such region in … Continue reading

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Embracing Grace: Glory to Live for

Day 45 Scripture: Psalm 46; 2 Kings 4; Psalm 91. We may never be called to die a martyr’s death but that does not mean we do not know suffering. Many sorts of suffering exist in the world. One of … Continue reading

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Embracing Grace: Glory to Die for

A 365 Devotional Journal Day 44                                                     Scripture: Hebrews 11; 1 Peter 2:20-24. I have often wondered what went through Paul’s mind as he penned the words below. Was he thinking of the death of his fellow apostles at the hands … Continue reading

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Embracing Grace: Vertical Growth Brings Linear Change

A 365 Day Devotional Journal Day 43 Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:50-52; Psalm 102:25-27; Jeremiah 2:10-12; Daniel 2:20-22; Amos 5:6-15; Romans 12:21 Like a plant that springs forth from the earth, change is inevitable yet takes time – time to till, … Continue reading

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Embracing Grace: From the Inside Out

A 365 Day Devotional Journal Day 42 Scripture: Matthew 18:2-4; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Deuteronomy 4:39-40; Philippians 2:12-16; Romans 12:1-2. God never changes. I, however, am not God. Duh. Oh, so you’re a comedian, are you? Look, some people act like … Continue reading

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Embracing Grace: At One Again

A 365 Day Devotional Journal Day 41 Scripture: Romans 8; John 17; Psalm 84:11; Proverbs 4:9; John 1:14; Matthew 10:28-30; Romans 5:1-2. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of the New Testament states that peace, peaceable, and peaceably, occurs in each of the … Continue reading

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Embracing Grace: I’d Like to Buy an Argument

A 365 Day Devotional Journal Day 40 Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-3, 18-20; Ephesians 5:13-15; James 4; Galatians 5:14-16; 1 Peter 5:8-9. I came here for a good argument. No you didn’t; no, you came here for an argument. An argument isn’t … Continue reading

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