Grace and Truth {September 1}

Church was the last place I wanted to be when I was struggling with anxiety. Lots of people and close encounters overwhelmed me. Heaven forbid my bodily symptoms would become noticeable. What if I needed to quickly leave?
— Julie, Unmasking the Mess

I have always loved this story from the gospels of the paralyzed man whom Jesus healed after he was lowered through a roof- but I have never thought of it through the eyes of the paralyzed man’s friends. They must have been profoundly changed through that experience!  When we take our focus off ourselves and put it on others, beautiful things happen. This week's featured post is about this and it's called, Stuck on Myself, by Julie of Unmasking the Mess.  It's definitely worth taking the time to click over and read!  I hope you'll be encouraged by Julie's words as I was. 

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