We hope and pray this blog will encourage some to seek and find the author of Grace and unconditional Love–the God Who made and loves you, the Saviour Who died and lives for you, the Spirit Who guides and comforts you. We may disappoint in our endeavour, but He doesn’t. Ever…
The purpose of this blog is to edify, bless, comfort, and encourage readers, “according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29
Absolute: Complete, perfect, pure, unrestricted, independent, unqualified, unconditional, self-existent and conceivable without relation to other things.
Grace: Unmerited favour of God, inspiring and strengthening influence, unconstrained goodwill. *
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished upon us.” Ephesians 1:7, 8
“for by grace you have been saved through faith; and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Eph 2:5
“for God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom 5:8
“and of His fulness we have received and grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.” Jn.1:16,17.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes on Him, would not perish, but have eternal life.” Jn.3:16.
* Definitions from The Concise Oxford Dictionary, Oxford Unity Press, 1976.
More about Us
This is a joint-venture for my husband, John Owen, and I! My name is Linda and my journey in God’s grace is somewhat long and convoluted. From Colorado mountain girl, to Navy wife, homeschool (and always a) mom for our daughters, Joy, Hope, and Grace, Sailor and Navy Chief, retired veteran, traveller, and freelance whatever…my only consistent identity is who I am in Christ. Chief among sinners, saved by Grace!
John is Long Island born and raised, then our paths joined in 1976 and we’ve “shared the road” and journey ever since. John’s pilgrimage covers a lot of territory, including being a Hospital Corpsman, loving at-home Dad, Navy veteran, and tremendous listener and counselor. He journals a lot about the Lord, Scriptures, and this and that, and loves photography–but doesn’t want either enjoyment to become a job.
What I’m reading now:
A Shelter in the Time of Storm. Paul David Tripp
Broken Down House, Paul David Tripp
Spurgeons Sermons, Vol. 1
The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
Little Dorritt, Charles Dickens
Morning by Morning, CH Spurgeon
Favourite Books (not exhaustive):
God’s Smuggler, Brother Andrew
Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
Charity and It’s Fruit, Jonathan Edwards
Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
The Kneeling Christian, author unknown
Practicing the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
Passion and Purity, Elizabeth Elliot
Knowing God, J.I. Packer
Morning by Morning, C.H Spurgeon
The Suffering of Man and the Sovereignity of God, C.H. Spurgeon
The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, John Foxe
Favourite Movies (even less inclusive)
Lord of the Rings
Chariots of Fire
It’s a Wonderful Life
What John is reading:
The Book of Romans
The Prodigal God, Timothy Keller