Hi, I’m Chad.  I am a follower of Jesus, husband to Lisa and blessed Daddy of three crazy “Bams” – a.k.a. Maia, Caleb, and Abi.  I am privileged to serve Jesus as a Pastor for Pleasant Valley Church in Winona, MN.

Grace has been both amazing and, at times, fleeting in my life.  It is readily available in Jesus Christ, but I have been quite adept at swinging the legalism bat in an effort to earn something from God.  I have also been hit a few times by the well intentioned, but sorely lacking swing of others.  Resting in the sufficient grace of Jesus shouldn’t be so hard, but we are workers by nature and need to be reminded that Jesus alone has  accomplished our salvation.  I find myself praying often: “Tell me again, Lord.”

My purpose for writing this blog is to speak to those who need to hear the song of grace once more.   My prayer is that it will be a source of laughter, a breath of much needed Biblical oxygen, and a place to connect together in the grace and goodness of Jesus.  If not, “move along, these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”


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