Saturday, April 13, 2013

Face to Face with Jesus

Just saw on FB that Brennan Manning passed away yesterday. Boo. I have so enjoyed his books (The Raggamuffin Gospel & Posers, Fakers, & Wannabes) and always thought it would be fun to hear him speak IRL. Guess I'll have to wait and meet him in heaven!

Though parts of his message is controversial, the crux of his teaching is undeniable truth...

"This is the Big Idea: Define yourself radically as one totally loved by God. Right now. As-Is. Not to be left like this, certainly, but just as certainly never to be loved, valued, cherished any more or less than you are in this very moment because God's love does not depend on you." -Brennan Manning, Posers, Fakers, & Wannabes

I cannot explain how radically this message of God's love has changed my life.  If this does not resonate deeply within you, as something you have experienced even just a little bit, I'm praying right now that you will begin to let Jesus show you this kind of love.  I'm praying like my life depends on it... because your life (true life, right here and right now on this earth) does.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!


  1. Hey Katie, found my way here to see what you've been up to! Your house looks lovely; you've always got a project up your sleeve. It's been such a long time, just thought I'd say hi! Nancy (B)

  2. also, just watched this video: beautiful! Thanks for giving me something so nice to think about! Nancy

  3. Hi!! Glad you found your way here! Hope you guys are doing well!

  4. I had the priveledge of hearing him speak when we took our daughter to visit Azusa Pacific University back in 2004. I was not familiar with him and was so moved by his talk. I have since read several things he has written and appreciate the way he makes me think deeply about the things that are important.


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