Hello friends. I am a 55 year-old man doing my best to chase after the heart of God. I’m a husband of 33 years to a beautiful and God-fearing woman, a father of four amazing adult children and a grandfather of 5 beauties. I’ve been on this crazy, grace filled journey with God for more than 32 years. I have made my share of mistakes along the way, but because of His grace and mercy, I can thankfully say that there has been minimal collateral damage. Obviously there have been many challenges. Raising our family, career changes and navigating within His beautiful, and sometimes messy church body, is not always easy. But it’s in the journey, and through those struggles as a husband, father and servant, that my faith continues to be shaped, my pride continues to be stripped down, and all of it moving me to press deeper into Him.
I love His word. His truth keeps me anchored. I want to encourage those who are discovering their own journey with Him. Im just a man working out his own salvation with fear and trembling. In my journey, I’ve earned a certificate in Biblical Studies, and I’m an ordained Pastor who loves to write. This blog is a place to share some of the things I’ve learned, and things that I’m still learning, in both victory and struggle. In Christ we are never defeated!
Grace: “the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God toward man.”
Jesus takes me just as I am. I cannot earn anything from Him. His favor, His love is freely given to me, without condition. That’s grace. His grace breaks through into my life and into yours in so many ways. Often, He breaks through in our circumstances. He may adjust our perspective as we are stretched, or when we are pressed into a state of vulnerability. He may send someone along our way to offer, a fresh perspective, and sometimes unwittingly.
If we’re paying attention to Him, His grace will break through. I hope that’s what you will find written in this blog: moments of grace that will effect your journey with God, moving you closer to Him.
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