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The Weekend Brew: The Mystery of Grace

Grace. It’s a beautiful mystery.

Some days it feels non-existent, and everything feels hard.

Other days, it falls like a slow, cool rain on my skin and seeps deeply into my pores, bringing nourishment and refreshing.

Still other days, it comes crashing through as loud thunder, impossible to ignore.

When I am weary and void of strength, He says,

“My grace is sufficient for you.” (2 Cor. 12:9)

The mystery of His grace overwhelms me when I need it the most.

He will not allow me to fall.

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27 Comments

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    Joanne Viola
    July 6, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Barbie –
    I love the quote from Anne Lamott. This was a beautiful post!
    Have a great weekend,
    Joanne
    Joanne Viola recently posted..The Random Five – 7/6/13

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      Barbie
      July 6, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you Joanne!

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    Mia
    July 6, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Dear Barbie
    Oh, and we need that grace in abundance every day! I love how Paul tells us in the Book of Hebrews too just draw near to God to receive His grace.
    Blessings
    Mia
    Mia recently posted..A Gate Called Beautiful

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      Barbie
      July 6, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      It’s so easy, isn’t it? Yet so hard, but only because we make hard.

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    kendal
    July 6, 2013 at 5:14 am

    love love love anne lamott….
    kendal recently posted..when beautiful is ugly

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      Barbie
      July 6, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      I’m grateful I stumbled up this quote. Blessings!

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    Lyli@ 3-D Lessons for Life
    July 6, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Grace upon grace… He is so good to us! πŸ™‚
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      Barbie
      July 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      Yes, He sure is. Have a beautiful week.

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    Linda Stoll
    July 6, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Hey Barbie … I invited myself in for a cup of coffee {mmm … how ’bout a glass of ICED tea instead?}

    Linda
    Linda Stoll recently posted..His Trademarks

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      Barbie
      July 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      I am so glad you stopped by Linda! I brew ice tea too!

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    Carrie
    July 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Terrific quote, terrific thoughts. Thank you for the encouragement!
    Carrie recently posted..Learn to Say the B Word

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      Barbie
      July 6, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Carrie!

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    Rachael
    July 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful post, Barbie! Grace is one of the most amazing gifts I have ever received and feel it most when I can extend it to others. Blessings to you! Love, Rachael
    Rachael recently posted..When Discouragement Settles Deep Pt.1

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      Barbie
      July 6, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      I give it away to others better than I receive it myself. Praying you have a beautiful tomorrow.

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    July 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful!! Barbie you words are like the sweet rain. πŸ™‚
    I am so very grateful for an extra measure of God’s grace in my life right now. It overwhelms and envelopes and makes me feel like I am tucked under His wing. What a blessing.
    Praying that you experience His grace in similar measure this week. [hugs]
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day recently posted..Patriotic Poppy :: The Week at a Glance 7/6

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      Barbie
      July 6, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      “tucked under His wing”….hmmmm….I think I’ll stay there! Have a blessed tomorrow Diane.

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    ~ linda
    July 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    His Grace…it truly is a mystery, yet one I hope to never be afraid of nor turn away from. We are blessed each day and need to stay in the cleft of His Rock for He walks by us in all His Grace.
    ~ linda recently posted..Freed

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      Barbie
      July 6, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      “in the cleft of the Rock”. I’d like to stay there too! Blessings!

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    Denise
    July 7, 2013 at 4:17 am

    HIS grace is amazing…HIS love overflowing….HIS miracles limitless!! <3
    Blessings and hugs Barbie!

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      Barbie
      July 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      AMEN! Have a blessed week Denise!

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    Rosann
    July 7, 2013 at 6:00 am

    His grace is sufficient, indeed. πŸ™‚
    Rosann recently posted..Songs of Joy

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      Barbie
      July 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Praying He surrounds you with His grace every minute my friend!

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    Elizabeth@Transitional-Woman
    July 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Your post reminds me of this hymn.
    Grace Grace
    God’s Grace
    Grace that will pardon and cleanse within

    Grace Grace
    God’s Grace
    Grace that is greater than all our sin.

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      Barbie
      July 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Love it! AMEN!

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    Beth
    July 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Beautiful, as always, Barbie. Our pastor just finished a sermon series on grace so this really spoke to me. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Blessings.
    Beth recently posted..For your Sunday

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      Barbie
      July 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Thank you my friend! As always, too short of a weekend, but there is grace for the week ahead. Blessings!

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    Ann
    July 10, 2013 at 9:23 am

    We’ve been studying the subject of God’s grace in a sermon series at our church. Since my name, (Ann) means “full of grace”, I’ve always loved the word and its meaning. God’s grace is all sufficient and is shown to us in so many ways, as you haven written! Thanks for sharing and hosting the Sunday Brew link-up!
    Ann @ Christ in the Clouds
    Ann recently posted..The Blessing(and Heartache) of a Family

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