Accepted in the Beloved

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians begins with a list of our spiritual blessings in Christ. As I was reading them, I was struck by verse 6 in Chapter 1 where he says, “to the praise and glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved (NKJV).”  To be “accepted…

A New Year and New Commitment

I join many other people in using today to consider the past year and thinking about the upcoming year. Last year was filled with the joy of two granddaughters and the fun of having an adult son living at home, in addition to the usual activities of going to work each day and caring for family. Each year,…