WHO? The author is Royce Ogle of Monroe, Louisiana. I am just a guy who has been a believer in Jesus Christ for much longer than most of my readers have been alive. I am not an expert on theology, nor do I claim to have a monopoly on truth. I do pursue truth and cherish it. I have no ideology to defend and reject any label that might be used to describe me other than those found in the Bible.
I am approaching retirement age, have 6 of the most handsome and beautiful grandchildren on earth who just happen to also be the most delightful and grandest in every way a child can be measured. My best friend and the dearest person on earth to me is my beautiful and talented wife Carol Jane. She is an amazing wife, grandmother (“Nonna”), mother, mother-in-law, friend, mentor, and Christian lady. She is at least 1/2 or more of who I am. She makes me whole.
I am a retired real estate professional, and enjoy yard work, gardening, writing, and ministry. Carol is the Coordinator for WFR Relief, a global disaster relief ministry responding to natural catastrophes around the world with help and hope through the network of churches of Christ. Carol and I facilitate a Grief Share ministry, she hosts a Heart to Home ladies ministry, and speaks to ladies church groups and retreats about grief and women’s ministry. And, she sings with the Piney Hills Sweet Adeline chorus in Ruston, LA, Top of the Rock chorus in Little Rock, AR and her quartet, Sweet Harmony. I teach at every opportunity, fill a pulpit on occasion, share the very good news with folks, help to bury the dead and marry the crazy.
WHAT? Grace Digest is a collection of Bible studies, editorials on Christian living, church life, and Christian ministry, and a few selected political options. Grace Digest is primarily an outlet for a frustrated preacher/teacher/writer who sits at the keyboard and just shares his heart. I have been humbled and blessed to receive positive comments from a wide swath of humanity who themselves have been helped, blessed, or for some other reason have appreciated what I have shared through this outlet. My readers come from all the states of the U.S. and from many foreign countries. Those who leave comments here at Grace Digest represent only a tiny fraction of those who read this blog. I have received phone calls, emails, and kind remarks in by the scores and I am humbled.
WHY?I have no agenda other than the pursuit of Truth, the truth about God and His son the Lord Jesus, and what has already been accomplished for me and every sinner. It is my work and my joy to share the very good news that God loves the hopeless and helpless and is still today making the gracious offer of taking sins away and giving eternal life to all who will come to Him by Christ Jesus.
Agree or disagree, all are welcome here and your visit is very much appreciated. Visit often and know that your feedback is a help and a blessing.
His Peace be yours,