Once in a blue moon….

Although the full moon on Aug. 31, 2012, will look like an ordinary full moon, it’s actually a bit extraordinary—a blue moon. What is a Blue Moon? There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month….

Readers! Our blog is reaching the world!

Below are the countries in which folks are reading our blog, Arrested By Grace.  I’ve been imagining someone sitting at their desk, or holding their Ipad at work researching more about Jesus or the topics we’ve discussed together.  Are they male or female?  How old?  Are they hurting and searching?  Do they need prayer?  So, whenever one…

Compare? Beware!

I had a wonderful meeting today with a LONG time friend from church.  She was sharing her awesome  mission trip (our post on Deborah House, a home in Romania for girls who have faced significant trauma).  We were catching up. We talked about so many things we were jumping around in the conversation. There was one…

Even Before You Were Born You Existed

Isaiah 44:2a (CEV) “I am your Creator, You were in my care even before you were born.” Some books never get old.  The church we are visiting is offering families the book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.  It’s updated in that you can scan a barcode using your Iphone on each chapter and see a small…

Let Freedom Ring! Let the White Dove Sing!

Melissa wakes up each morning wondering how did she get to this confusing place. Everything, it seems, has come to chaos; yet she knows that it’s been years of not dealing with issues, or being so busy, she hoped that would solve the constant remembering.   She is disappointed in herself that the years of Bible…

HOW DO I PRAY FOR MISSIONARIES?

Here are some specific, practical areas of missionaries’ lives to pray for: Solid family relationships. The tasks of full-time ministry, often in a foreign culture, can cause a strain on the relationships within a family — husbands and wives, parents and children. Pray that the Lord would strengthen these family bonds and draw them close…

Jesus is not a “tack on”

Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift…

Blown away…

At church today God confirmed why He wanted me to pray for our missionaries.  A family spoke on their mission and how God miraculously over seven years showed them His vision for them AFTER 15 plus years in Mexico City as a missionary family.  They were in church one Sunday, all was well, and God…

A travel brochure. Destination: Heaven

Remember our post on remembering what God HAS DONE for you?  Let’s take time thinking of our future with Him.  These things He has already done for those who love Him and call Him Savior.  A free gift!  We need only to say YES to Him!  I’m at an advantage because I have the privilege…