Life is Grace

discoveries of grace in my messy and imperfect, but blessed, life

The end of summer is always bittersweet, but this year more than usual. I had all kinds of things I was hoping to do this summer, from lunch with friends to trips to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to take photos, and did nothing, almost, thanks to my ever-present chronic migraines. I even missed the annual …

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Happy Easter Monday! One of my theology professors used to refer to Christians as “Easter People”. Which we are, of course, since the death and resurrection of Christ are the founding events of our faith. But what does it mean, really…what are the implications for our everyday lives? It means that we are never without …

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 God’s laughter emanating from the sky LAUGHTER CAME FROM EVERY BRICK Just these two words He spoke changed my life, “Enjoy Me.” What a burden I thought I was to carry– a crucifix, as did He. Love once said to me, “I know a song, would you like to hear it?” And laughter came from …

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Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having

–C.S. Lewis

The love between my husband George and his developmentally disabled brother Greg is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. It is a love freely given, which, as C.S. Lewis points out, is the only kind worth having.

September 23, 2013

Originally posted on The MORE LOVE Club:
photo credit: Loving Earth via photopin cc What would the world look like if you loved yourself unconditionally? What if you loved yourself no matter what? Regardless if you failed, succeeded, finished, stopped, chose, or chose not to? What if you loved yourself despite what anyone had to…

Courtesy of my friends over at RevGalBlogPals, here is today’s Friday Five: Friday Five: Favorites Old and New You know how sometimes you just want to have a hymn sing? Well, today is that day. Share with the group five favorite hymns or praise songs or songs that bring you close to the Spirit (that’s …

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Originally posted on Homespun:
Andrew Greeley,self-proclaimed “loud-mouthed Irish priest” On the Relationship between Religion and Imagination  The imagination is religious. Religion is imaginative. The origins and the power of both are in the playful, creative, dancing self. (The Catholic Imagination of Bruce Springsteen) On the Uniqueness of the Catholic Imagination  A word about the Catholic…

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