Grace and Truth {June 24}

Grace and Truth {June 24}

This week's feature for Grace and Truth by Betsy DeCruz of Faith Spilling Over.  It's titled, Saying Yes To God When You Want to Say No. I loved the encouragement in this post, to do the walk in obedience and do the next thing in front of us.  We can trust God and his plan for us, even when it's hard, and even when we want to say no.  Beautiful things happen when we do.  I hope you'll go read Betsy's post, say hello, and be encouraged as I was!

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The Importance of Grace in Parenting

The Importance of Grace in Parenting

I could hear my seven-year-old happily singing from the bathroom as I loaded the dishwasher.  It was almost time to leave for school.  His big sister pointed out that he’d been in there a long time, and that he was probably getting into stuff.  It was the same suspicion I had.  His bathroom shenanigans were usually no more harmful than the occasional overzealous application of his Daddy’s cologne- and sometimes, he used way too much toilet paper, causing the toilet to overflow.  I’m an expert with the toilet plunger.  I have a lot of practice.

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Be Bold Girl: Daring to Hope

Be Bold Girl:  Daring to Hope

“I don’t really care if I get it or not. I just want to see what happens.”
How many times have you heard this phrase (or a variation of it) from someone you know? Maybe that someone was you. Did you believe it? Sometimes indifference is a mask for fear.

“Don’t get your hopes up.”
This is too often the response that many of us receive after setting a high goal. Why shouldn’t we have high hopes?

“Well, it’s all in God’s hands….”
There’s truth in this statement. God IS in control. But my feeling is, that too often, this phrase is used as an excuse, to avoid the work that’s required on our part, when we dare to hope for what we really want.

BEING BOLD MEANS DARING TO HOPE.

 

I'm guest writing for the #BeBoldGirl series at Rachel Britton.  To read the rest click here

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Grace and Truth {June 3}

Grace and Truth {June 3}

This week's featured post for Grace and Truth is wonderfully practical.  Who doesn't want more minutes in their day?  I do have some extra minutes but the problem is that it's usually five minutes here, ten minutes there...you get the idea.  And what do I often do in those little pockets of time?  I'll often go straight to a screen to look at social media.  That time can get away from me if I'm not careful.  Does this ever happen to you?

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Grace and Truth {May 27}

Grace and Truth {May 27}

This week's featured post is called, The Sweet Taste of Mercy When You Have Done Wrong, by Carlie Lake of From Dust Towards the Heavens. In it, she shares a touching story of her kids, a story of grace and mercy that we can all learn from.  The beautiful message of the Gospel shines through, loud and clear, in this encouraging post.  I hope you'll be blessed by Carlie's writing as much as I was. 

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Audacious: Asking How to Change the World

Audacious:  Asking How to Change the World

Wandering through a bookshop, several months ago, the title of a book caught my eye, Writing to Change the World, by Mary Pipher.  That’s a bold title, I thought.  I felt compelled to buy it.  Over the time I was reading the book I found myself doing something that felt a little crazy.  When visitors came into my home, if that book (with its bold title) was sitting in plain view, I would quickly turn it over or hide it. 

It felt audacious; to even read a book like that.

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