How Grace Robbed Me of My Shame (and it can rob you of yours, too)

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh How many of you (you don’t have to raise your hand or answer out loud) either struggle greatly with guilt over things you did in the past, or at times wonder if God could REALLY, truly, actually forgive you with no strings attached and never remember your sin again, or….lay awakeContinue reading “How Grace Robbed Me of My Shame (and it can rob you of yours, too)”

New Year’s Reminds Me of Church

Since it is New Year’s Day, I really can’t let this opportunity escape me to tell you a story about a New Year’s Eve in my childhood. Growing up, my family went to church. A lot. As in, most weeks we were at church a minimum of 5-6 times a week. And that didn’t evenContinue reading “New Year’s Reminds Me of Church”

Christmas isn't over….there is one last gift…..

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh If you are like me, the day after Christmas is really hard! All of that build up, all of that preparation, and poof! It is done. Over. Gone. If you are feeling a little rumpled in spirit today (a little Anne of Green Gables reference for all of you Anne aficionadosContinue reading “Christmas isn't over….there is one last gift…..”

Enough

By: Stephanne Morris Marsh Laying here in the quiet wee hours of the morning, the faint glow of the Christmas tree lights peaking beneath my bedroom door; my mind is frantically racing, trying to remember if I’ve forgotten anything. This is it. It’s here. Christmas is here. All of the cooking, all of the hurrying,Continue reading “Enough”

Grace

By: Stephanne Morris Marsh Sometimes, even I, wonder if the grace of the gospel is sufficient for me. You see, sometimes, late at night, or even during an especially hard day; all of your would have, could have, should haves, have a tendency to come up and tiptoe or maybe even parade loudly through yourContinue reading “Grace”

The Greatest Gift

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh Ahhhhh, it is Christmas and the hurry and the scurry and the fuss and the muss……everything looks as though it should be perfect, and yet, so many of us are walking around with big gaping holes, searching for the ONE thing that will fill us up. We are searching and lookingContinue reading “The Greatest Gift”