Choosing People Over Beliefs

In Spirituality by Caris Adel25 Comments

  I changed my profile picture yesterday.  There was some personal backlash from conservative family members. A woman I used to go to church with, and haven’t talked to in years, posted a couple of times yesterday on my wall, explaining to me what the gospel really means, and who salvation is really for. People are sharing that Rick Warren …

Grace In the Darkness

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Grace and justice feel like opposites.  Justice punishes the evildoer, and grace lets them get away with it, under the guise of love.  Or so it seems.  So it’s understandable in a case like Jerry Sandusky’s (because he’s a case now, not a person), that people would all lean hard towards justice. It’s hard to err on the side of …

A Modern Wandering In the Desert

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  “God, I’m sorry I treat you like an ass.” I said that a few days ago. Because I’m a spoiled brat sometimes. You’ve heard ‘don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’, right? As in, don’t check the teeth of a free horse, because it’s free and who cares if it’s old? Well…what would you do if God personally …

A Sh–ty Grace

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I have a new favorite visualization of what grace is.  Actually, I don’t know that I ever actually had a favorite visualization before.  In the past, whenever I thought about grace, it was usually to picture beautiful things co-existing with dirty things.  A beautiful flower rising out of a compost heap.  Two friends hugging and smiling through their tears.  Normally, …