Cleanse your hands you sinners…what?

Sometimes Christians mistakenly believe that after a failure, or perhaps in an attempt to please God or be more spiritual, we must continually strive to cleanse our hands and purify our hearts. Have you ever felt that way? It sounds well meaning but I think it may be misdirected! This podcast episode is a little longer than normal (around 11 minutes) but I want to briefly explore those verses. Let me know what you think…


Prep for the New Year

Yes…I finished it! What? My plan…ok, it’s not that big of a deal. I want you to prep for the new year and download a free tool on your iOS or Android device from the incredible folks at that will help your personal walk with Christ. I have used the YouVersion Bible app for years primarily for my devotional reading; if you are not among the millions of users, make a point to download it now or go to


Ralph Harris in a recent post reminded me and clarified yet again, as only he can do, the idea of abiding. If you struggle with trying to abide in Christ as a believer, your struggle is over. You may still wrestle with your experience but don’t confuse that with reality as a result of the cross. Take about 6 minutes and listen to this week’s GraceTake and let me know what you think…it may simply be a reminder or perhaps a brand new beginning.