The Riches of Grace

Today’s post is offered by my friend Roy Goble.  Roy was the best man at my wedding.  Read more great stuff at his blog called Junkyard Wisdom and visit PathLight Ministries, an organization that he founded. The only thing I have against him is that he is a Giant’s fan, but congratulations anyway, Roy!  Thanks […]

Gracious Worship

I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD, That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders. O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells. Psalm 26:6-8 Is worship an obligation?  Do I have […]

Gratitude Overflowing

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude  (Colossians 2:6-7) You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows (Psalm 23:5). These two verses […]

Singing in the key of G

Grace Challenge Day 2 Grace may be the word that best summarizes Christianity. In English, “grace” is connected to two other important words that teach us a response to grace: Gratitude and Graciousness. Here is how it works. First and foremost, our life, salvation and everything in between is a result of the grace of […]

The Grace Challenge

Today we start a monthlong experience of Grace. For the month of November you will find a daily devotional available at both The Temple Blog and the Olive Grove Church Website.  Reminders and links will be posted daily on Facebook, Twitter, Google+. Here is the challenge: Give Thanks every day.  Be deliberate and specific.  Grace […]

Love God…Thank God

A reprint from 2007 becomes Grace Challenge Day 26 “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” This is at the same time the easiest and the hardest part of Christianity. When […]

Having A Bad Day?

Grace Challenge, Day 15 Here is a repost from December 1, 2007… Have you ever had one of those days?  Where you skipped breakfast, didn’t eat lunch till 2 and finally stopped for dinner at 10pm?  Where you ran from thing to thing, didn’t get anything done, had all sorts of interruptions, and then the […]

There’s Nothing nuevo about Nuevo

Dan Flores shares our Grace Challenge Day 12 “There’s nothing nuevo about Nuevo.” It was the conclusion my college buddies came to after they visited our town for the first time. Having never been to Nuevo (or even heard of it), they slightly expected something ‘new’ about the area based on its name. Passing over […]

Mis-Spoken Prayer

I originally posted this back in March, thought it was worth moving to the top of the blog for Grace Challenge Day 10 My Dad is a Russian immigrant and English is not his first language.  He prays at all our family functions.  We often make fun of the mistakes that he makes in speaking. […]

My Record of Grace

Today’s post is offered up by Dan Flores.  Dan is a pastor at Olive Grove Church, father of two fabulous boys, married to the Diva of Nuevo (yesterday’s guest poster, Jolene).  Dan does something helpful for us here by sharing an actual journal entry from his Grace Challenge Journal. Thanks Dan for your contribution to […]