Grits and Grace?  What the heck do grits and grace have in common?

Well, the answer comes from a story I heard at a weekend retreat many years ago.  It goes something like this.

A young man from New York was attending a seminary in the South.  One morning before class, he and a friend met for breakfast at the local Waffle House.  They placed their orders and chatted while they enjoyed their coffee.  When the server brought their orders, the seminarian was surprised to find a side of grits on his plate.  “Excuse me, I didn’t ask for grits,” he said. “Oh, honey you don’t have to ask for grits.  They just come!”, replied the server.

That’s how it is with God’s grace.  You don’t have to ask, it just comes.

What is “grace”?  Grace is God’s unmerited favor.  Grace is a gift from God.  We do not deserve it and there is nothing we have done or could ever do to earn it.  All we need to do is accept it.

So, join me on the journey of living out God’s gift of grace.

Being a Christian is not easy.



9 thoughts on “About

  1. klampert

    petra beyond belief and unseen power were good, but they are the only schlitt CDs that were…

    Best petra CD ever was the impossible to find first one called…Petra…sounded like the alman brothers…close second is captured in time and space

  2. fmckinnon

    My name is Fred McKinnon, I’m a Worship Leader, Pianist, Producer, and yes … a blogger! (see http://www.fredmckinnon.com) I’d love for you to come checkout my blog sometime, learn more about me, etc. I also have the Highest Praise Worship Podcast (http://www.highestpraise.com/podcast) and the Worship Interludes Podcast (www.worshipinterludes.com)

    Anyway, if you have the time, I need help if possible … I’m boldy going and approaching some great leaders/bloggers, etc., about this:

    I’ve launched a site called “The Worship Community” at:

    It’s a forums site for discussion of worship, worship leadership, worship music, Technologies for Worship, etc. I’m hoping to get a huge swell of new users in the community through the network/subculture of worship/pastoral leadership bloggers, music lovers, and fellow Christians.

    We’re doing a full-blown referral contest right now – for those people who come and Register (free) … you get a special “/?referrerid= …” URL. We’re running the contest to get people to come … a “qualified referral” is one who has posted 5+ threads or replies by June 30. The prizes are:

    1st: $50 iTunes Gift Cert
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    I’m paying that out of pocket, and will be investing in some email marketing blasts to Worship Musician, Worship leader, and ChristianMusic magazine subscribers as well.

    Would love for you to check it out, and if you feel it’s worthy of mention, blog it … and of course, hope you’ll join and introduce yourself – use your referral URL and you could win!

    Thanks again!
    Fred F. McKinnon
    http://www.fredmckinnon.com (my personal blog/music site)

  3. Alan LaRue

    I found this site by Googling… are you a former employee of Cimarron Software? If so, hello! If not… sorry.

    Very nice article. I still have my Wham-O! Super Ball from the sixties in my dresser drawer!


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