Chronic Grace

Finding the Grace in a Life With Chronic Illness

It has been all over the internet–and my theological journals too–recently, that a large percentage of so-called Millennialsdon’t identify with any religion at all, and the new classification assigned by pollsters is “none.”  This makes me, a Gen-Xer, very curious. I have to admit that as a “Cradle Catholic” and product of Catholic schools the …

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Originally posted on Therese J. Borchard:
With all the uncertainty that’s going on in my life, I’m trying to cling to prayer as much as I can, to continually ask God to guide me in a direction that best promotes His peace in this world. Ironically, as I looked for prayers to say in the…

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Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Grace is everywhere, even in our darkest moments, when we feel unloved, alone, and unwanted. I’ve been there, through the pain of PTSD and major depression, the loss of both of my parents, whom I loved dearly, and the agony of infertility. And somehow, just when I’m on the verge of giving up all hope, that I have found God in my heart. I have found God in the deepest, darkest night, patiently waiting for me to notice.  And I have discovered God the most in the mundane, every day things. St. Theresa of Avila once talked about finding God in “the pots and pans.” I figure that if God is found in washing the dishes, then God must be lurking  everywhere, if we only have the heart to see!

That’s what this blog is about. My spiritual journey, discoveries of grace in the most ordinary places, my encounters with God on the bus, in Church, in my hospital room. It is about realizing that the little things really do matter.

 

January 6, 2013

Emptiness Friday Five…..     This Friday five comes courtesy of Sally over at RevGalBlogPals! (You don’t think I could come up with something like this myself, do you?) I have been pondering this Friday Five over and over in my mind, but I am coming up with nothing, so I am wondering; what do …

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THIS IS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO KNEW AND LOVED MY MOM: Top Ten Things I Learned From My Mother (In No Particular Order) She always told me that love is the only thing that really matters. You can lose your possessions, your job, and your health, but you can always hold on to the …

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This week’s Friday Five come courtesy of Singing Owl from RevGalBlogPals. She writes:   Friday, February 27, 2009 Friday Five: The Fork in the Road “I am at a life-changing juncture. I do not know which way I will go, but I have been thinking about the times, people and events that changed my life …

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