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Sharing God’s Touch With Others

Were you blessed by the content published during Pursuit 21? Were you inspired to pray and pursue God? Motivated to prioritize God’s word? Taught how to wage war with God’s personal promises? Did you notice a change for the better during Pursuit 21? Perhaps you were disciplined in setting apart time for prayer compared to prior to the fast. Or maybe you heard God’s voice more clearly.... read more

God Determines our Steps, Part Two: A Personal Photo Journey

In the previous post, I shared how God turned my plans for last year upside down through caring for my dad in his illness and hospitalizations. The change of plans affected everything, even Pursuit 21. I always like seeing faces of the people my friends tell me about. One friend of mine sends me pictures by text so that I can visualize who she is asking me to pray for. Several of you who know about my... read more

God Determines Our Steps, Part One: Plans Turned Upside Down

Seven months have passed, and not a word from me here. I haven’t been intentionally absent or rude. It’s just that last year was not the year I planned. Everything I envisioned for the year was turned upside down. Perhaps your year ended up the same way. “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9, NLT Did you have plans for last year that got uprooted?... read more

The Gift Too Wonderful for Words

Did you prepare a list for a gift giver this Christmas—a list of items you need or would love to have? Imagine receiving every item on your list. Would you be ecstatic? Overjoyed? Speechless? May you be that excited and more about the gift of God’s Son, Jesus Christ! “Thank God for his Son—his gift too wonderful for words.” 2 Corinthians 9:15, TLB You have received a gift... read more

#GivingTuesday: A Day to Share God’s Comfort

This Tuesday, November 27th, you can join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to blessing others and giving back. Together, we can bring God’s comfort to lost and hurting people around the world who need Christ! Trials and hardships are everywhere. We see it in the daily news—and our daily lives. Terror attacks … mass shootings … job loss … financial crises …... read more

Today is the Last Day: Help us Start the Year Ready

I want to thank you for your generous support of Shades of Grace this year — and remind you that today is the last day to give and receive a 2017 tax deduction. Thank You! First, let me say thank you! I’ve seen the result of your generosity this year as lives were changed from the inside out — by the life of Christ and the Truth of His Word. I’ve felt the impact of your prayers as God opened... read more

Jesus, You’re Worthy of our Worship

Jesus is worthy of our worship today! As we open Christmas presents, dine on delicious food, and enjoy the company of family and friends, may we remember what it’s all about. The wonder and beauty of Christmas are not in the presents but in His presence. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle and travel and celebration, may we pause and savor His presence. May we “behold the Lamb of God... read more

#GivingTuesday: A Day to Give Back and Share God’s Comfort

This Tuesday, November 28th, you can join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to blessing others and giving back. Together, we can bring God’s comfort to lost and hurting people around the world who need Christ! Trials and hardships are everywhere. We see it in the daily news—and our daily lives. Terror attacks … mass shootings … job loss … financial crises …... read more

Shop Amazon and Share God’s Comfort

  Are you shopping Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales on Amazon? Your purchases can share God’s comfort for life’s trials with someone in need. When you shop Amazon.com or AmazonSmile, you can bring the life-changing Word of God to someone who desperately needs a touch from Him. Here’s how: Amazon.com Shop Amazon.com using this link (or click the image above), and a portion of... read more

Precious in the Sight of the Lord

As I’ve watched news of the tragedy at Sutherland Springs and seen multiple pastors seize the opportunity—and the platform to hundreds of millions of viewers—to share the Gospel, one thing has become clear. God is NOT wasting the blood of these precious martyred saints. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15). The Holy Spirit is reaching... read more
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