Life is Grace

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

What happened in Charlottesville was evil. Pure and simple. The same evil my father fought in WWII, now come home to America, complete with swastikas, seig heils (including “heil Trump”) and chants of “JEWS won’t replace us”, and, in the end, murder. The KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, spewing their hate, were out in full …

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Gulp. I just realized that I haven’t posted since November. Granted, I’ve had a lot happening in my life, but shouldn’t I be blogging the most at times like this? Instead I drew into my turtle shell. However, since this is Wordless Wednesday, I will skip the writing and catch up using photos!. Pictures of …

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I had to reblog this; the quote made my day and upped my gumption quotient. I will barrel through this fibro flare, migraines and all! Related articles Two Years Of Fibro (thesilverliningofchronicillness.wordpress.com) #back to reality (livingwithfibroblog.com)   Positive Outlooks The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. — Mulan …

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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 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

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