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Posts tagged grace
What is Love Anyway? (5/5)

The One Way Love of God

From the beginning, God has loved and created us without needing something from us in return. His love truly is the very example of what (in this series) we’ve been calling one way love. A love that is extended from one direction (God) to another (us) without regard for what comes back.

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What is Love Anyway? (2/5)

As human beings, made in the image of God, we all have inherent value and worth. In a sense, we are all lovable. Yet, the conversation about love starts before us (otherwise it rests on us to determine what is or isn’t love). God, the Creator of all things, is the source of love. God is love. (1 John 4:8) His character and nature is love. He loves us primarily because love is a reflection of who He is, not because of how loveable we are or aren’t.

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"Free Beer for Quitters!"

For the first time in my life, I ran the Broad Street 10 Miler earlier this month. Countless numbers of people lined the sidewalks giving out high fives and cheering on the 40,000 runners as we passed by. Experiencing our city come together like that was amazing. And the signs! Many people made signs to encourage us saying things like, "You Got This!" or "Pain Now, Brunch Later." But the sign that was most memorable to me came in the last three miles of the race.

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