Faith, Glimpses

The Weight Of His Grace // Glimpses Link Up

This has been home to me for over 20 years. I’ve served with all of my heart for many years; now I just attend, sporadically, when I’m able to get out of bed and get moving. Sometimes depression and anxiety keep me home. Sometimes I just don’t feel like going. Sometimes I don’t want to go and just sit on the sidelines, watching things play out that I once felt so sure I was to be a part of. I know it’s been a few years now, but the truth of the matter is I am still broken, still hurting. I wonder if anyone really sees the depth of my pain.

When the human heart is

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My 5 Minute Fridays

Leaning Into the Rhythm of His Grace

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Rhythm

My steps have been hard pressed of late.  I’ve grown weary, caving underneath the weight of my “to do” list.  I never seem to get caught up, and I find myself twirling about in circles, never really accomplishing much.  I’ve found myself drawing away, shrinking back, unable to move at times, immobile,

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Faith

His Grace is Enough

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His grace is great enough to meet the small things; the little pin-prick troubles that annoy, the insect worries, buzzing and persistent, the squeaking wheels that grate upon our joy. –Annie Johnson Flint

Last week, during my 5 Minute Friday writing exercise, God reminded me that His grace is sufficient.  He has called me to rest.  He promises rest to those who are weary and heavy of heart.  But rest will only come to me when I first surrender my cares back to Him.

I’ve been on this journey of 1000 gifts for a while now, and as I’ve gone back to review my graces, I am finding

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Faith

Grace Abounds

(Used with permission.)

Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound.
But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.
(Romans 5:20)

Looking back to the cross and all that Christ did for me.  I am so thankful that God continues to pour out the grace that was so freely given to me on days when I feel I don’t deserve it.  He loves well, even though I am still learning how to love.  His grace is multiplied in my life when I mess up and this grace covers a multitude of sin.  As God continues to impart grace to me, I continue to find areas in my life where grace abounds.

“Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning, then a light; and at last the sun in his full and excellent brightness.”
-Thomas Adams (1612-1653)

Continuing to count:

96.  His death.
97.  An empty tomb.
98.  The promise of my salvation.
99.  Sharing

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