The Retreat

I’ve been to a couple of ladies retreats in my life. These were events aimed at helping women be all they can be, creating community, and sharing encouragement. The strange thing was, the eve…

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My story, your story

We laugh and we cry, we hurry and we linger. We worry and we trust.

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Which Bible expat are you?

Thought I’d share something different this week. Here’s a quiz for anyone who’s ever lived abroad. Which Bible expat are you? Below is a quick questionnaire about your experienc…

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Komagata Maru Recalled…

Today in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized for the role the Canadian government played 102 years ago in refusing entry into Canada to 376 South Asian passengers, all nonwhit…

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For When I Cannot See

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Access to Grace

Reflections in The WORD

“…we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,” ~ Romans 5:3 (ESV)

Rejoice in your sufferings, knowing what? In the fifth chapter of his letter to the Romans the Apostle Paul begins by writing that God has given us access, by faith, into grace that makes it possible for us to stand for Christ in this world and live a life that glorifies God.

Imagine how it must make God feel when He has given us access to all the grace we need to live for Christ in this world and we never access that grace. According to Paul, because God loves us He permits suffering to enter our lives that we cannot bear without drawing on this grace we can access by faith.

Paul writes that as we receive the grace to endure our suffering God produces mature Christ-like character in our lives such as perseverance…

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