Grace (and the abuse of grace) for narcissists and abusers

I live daily with a paradox. On the one hand, grace is audacious, extravagant, immediate, and all-embracing. On the other, grace is painful, reconstructive, surgical, and slow. Grace is the deliverance from Egypt and grace is the long, grueling journey through a blistering wilderness. I live with this paradox because of the work I do. … Continue reading Grace (and the abuse of grace) for narcissists and abusers

Where are you? God’s first question.

Imagine the scene. Adam and Eve, anxiously anticipating the intense exhilaration of the promised high. Forbidden fruit - promising they'll go deeper, further, higher than they have in what has become a constricting garden. Perspiring. Hearts racing. ¬†And then the bite. Utter darkness. Emptiness. Convicting truth, marked by a shame that fills their entire body, … Continue reading Where are you? God’s first question.