Pending Resolution

Pending Resolution is an exploration of the tensions of living between God's promises offered and his promises fulfilled, looking to Scripture for guidance.
Sandra McCracken

Sandra McCracken

Sandra McCracken is a singer-songwriter who lives in Nashville. Follow her on Twitter @Sandramccracken.

Threw Away Your Shot? You’ll Get Another.
Threw Away Your Shot? You’ll Get Another.
When we mess up God-given opportunities, God has a habit of giving us more.
Freedom Is Calling. So Is the Birdcage.
Freedom Is Calling. So Is the Birdcage.
If Christ has set us free, why do we often still feel stuck in captivity?
On Earth as It Is in Flight
On Earth as It Is in Flight
Travel reminds us of our God-ordained dependence on others.
Divine Facial Recognition
Divine Facial Recognition
The Incarnation gave us a God we could recognize and know.
Finding Grace in the Sunrise
Finding Grace in the Sunrise
God’s people have often practiced sacred remembering. So should we.
Faith Like an Olive Tree
Faith Like an Olive Tree
What Israel’s most famous plants taught me about spiritual growth.
Of Truth-Telling and Bridge-Building
Of Truth-Telling and Bridge-Building
How Jesus modeled relationships of surprising frankness and trust.
God’s Glowing Gift
God’s Glowing Gift
Light is more than a symbol of God’s truth. It’s a tangible reminder of his love for us.
The Gospel Work of Song
The Gospel Work of Song
Why we need to remember the God-given language of music.
Making Peace with Change
Making Peace with Change
Transition is part of God's original design. So is his peace in the midst of it.
Blessed Are the Slow
Blessed Are the Slow
Scripture reminds us that love—and loving communication—is patient.
Martha, You Don’t Have to Be Mary
Martha, You Don’t Have to Be Mary
In Luke’s famous sister rivalry, Jesus isn’t warning against busyness.
The Case for a No-Filter Prayer Life
The Case for a No-Filter Prayer Life
Why we, as God's friends, can speak to him freely.
Our Silence Is Music to God’s Ears
Our Silence Is Music to God’s Ears
The most joyful noise God desires from us may be none at all.
Our Two Spiritual Time Zones
Our Two Spiritual Time Zones
Living in the tension between present promise and future fulfillment.

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