The Gospel is Life-Changing

“Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.” James 1:18 Annie Lobert grew up in Minnesota. She lived the quintessential American life… until she was sexually abused as a teenager. The shame led her deeper and deeper into darkness….

A Beautifully Simple Prayer

“Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me! O Lord, be my helper!” Psalm 30:10 Growing up, I would often hear my grandmother say, “Lord, have mercy.” It was usually because my brother or I had done something… well,… less than extraordinary. My brother set up a small bike ramp when he was about 10….

Don’t Give Up on the Church

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Heb 10:24-25 Relationships can be messy. If you put two sinners in a room…

Sisters of Uncommon Grace

Back to back with pursed lips standing two sisters of uncommon grace. Yet, now their Father bids demanding to meet Him in a Holy Place. She reflects her Father’s glory exacting payment for man’s sin. Justice declares what is holy. A righteous verdict! We’re all condemned. Mercy cries, ‘Forgiven them, Lord!’ though she knows her…