The Father’s Love

Always a Second Chance

Always a Second Chance?

Does God always give us a second chance? I hear this preached a lot, especially at the rescue mission where I serve as a part time chaplain. There is a great and wonderful truth to it, but there is also a very big BUT.First the truth: If you are able to turn to God and start calling on His Name in repentance for going the wrong way, you have just been given the second chance! If you want to get your life right with God, but don’t even know how, you have just been given the second chance…

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The Art of Centering Clay

The Art of Centering Clay

Centering clay on a potter’s wheel is a messy and demanding operation, requiring tremendous concentration. Why? Because the clay doesn’t want to be centered! It resists “surrendering” to the potter’s hands. Don’t we all? I learned pottery during my hippie years one summer when I was trapped in DC, trying to get to the West Coast on my motorcycle, but with never enough money to leave town. I had no idea in those days…

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Grace Takes the Pressure Off

Grace Takes the Pressure Off

There is a huge difference between the enemy’s ways with you and God’s. Have you noticed how the enemy (a.k.a. “the accuser of the brethren”) is always breathing out heavy threats, bearing down hard on you for every fault, putting pressure on you to fix yourself or your problems pronto, pushing you to be your own savior? How different the Lord’s ways with us are! With God there are no demands pressuring us to rescue ourselves…

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