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Grace and Truth exists to point people to Jesus. We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week. If you're a blogger our hope is that you'll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you're a reader our hope is that you'll meet new bloggers that love Jesus just as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you'll meet Jesus here.
1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent CHRISTIAN LIVING posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don't align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.
3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don't link and run!
4.) All links are randomly sorted - feel free to link as early or as late as you'd like. The playing field is even!
In order to be featured next week:
5.) Grab a button or link back to encourage new linkers. This is not mandatory to participate, but is required to be featured.
6.) Each host will choose one link to feature and promote via their social media channels next week.
7.) By linking up you agree to allow the hosts to use your featured post image if you are chosen as a feature for next week.
If you are a follower of Christ, here's something to think about. You didn't choose him. He chose you. The implication of that truth is deep. It means you have a purpose. This week's featured post for the Grace and Truth link up is by Dianne Thornton, who writes at Sweeter than Honey. It's titled, Chosen On Purpose, FOR a Purpose. Her words encouraged me and I pray they'll encourage you as well!
This week's featured post for the Grace and Truth link up is a fabulous resource. It's a free Bible study on the book of Ephesians by Sarah Koontz called, Worthy of the Calling. I've taken a sneak peak at this study already and I'm telling you, it's powerful! The book of Ephesians is packed with truths that equip Christians to walk worthy of the calling. Sarah has done a beautiful job putting this study together and she is generously offering it at no cost. 15 minutes a day for 31 days is all it takes. The study will be delivered to your inbox. If you are interested in taking part, I'll encourage you to click HERE and find out more.
This week's featured post is a story. It's called An Assignment for Fighting Depression, by Emily Wood. She writes at Splashes of Joy. I've chosen this post to highlight because it's a relatable story about the author's initial misconceptions surrounding what it's like to go to counseling- and what really happened. I believe that preconceived ideas often hold so many people back from getting the help they need. Emily writes with humor and sensitivity and I think her words will be helpful to people. I hope you'll take a moment to read and to say hello.
Hope for the Weary Ones is the title of this weeks featured post for the Grace and Truth link up. It's written by Lois Flowers of Waxing Gibbous. The hope that we have because of Christ is such a beautiful and true reality. God is still in the business of redemption. Lois's words will be sure to encourage you. I hope you'll take a moment to go and visit!
Thank you for sharing with us last week, Lois.
Never stop believing that there is hope. Our God is a God of miracles and restoration. This week's featured post for the Grace and Truth link-up is called, Lord, Restore My Marriage, by Valerie Murray who writes at Cord of 6. In this post, she offers encouragement along with an offer to subscribe to her free 31 Days of Mending Marriage Prayer email series. It's a great resource! I hope you'll check it out!
God's power is at work and we can be thankful in any circumstances. This week's featured post explains more. It's called, The Power of Thanksgiving, by Karen Del Tatto, who writes at Growing Together in Grace and Knowledge. I was so encouraged and challenged by Karen's words. I hope you'll take a moment to visit, say hello, and be blessed as I was.
Thank you for sharing with us last week, Karen.
That longing for home is a part of all of us, I think. Rosa's vivid descriptions took me right into a place I think many of us will recognize in this week's featured post. It's called, When You Don't Feel at Home Anywhere, by Rosa A Hopkins, who writes at Gutsy Christianity. Our true home is in heaven. Until we're with Jesus, face to face, I think that we'll always have some longing. We were made for something more. I loved reading Rosa's words and I hope you'll take a moment to say hello, read, and be blessed as I was.
This week's featured post for the Grace and Truth link-up is called, The Time to Pray is Now, by Heather Bixler. She explains the 3 reasons we often fail to pray (and why that needs to change). God may not always change our circumstances in exactly the way we ask but when we take our requests to him in prayer, he does change our hearts.
I hope you'll take a moment to visit Heather, read her words, and be encouraged as I was.
Thank you for sharing with us last week, Heather.
And now, it's time to link-up!
This week's featured post for the Grace and Truth link-up is by Deb Wolf, who writes at Counting My Blessings. It's called, Taking My Brokenness to the One Who Can Restore Me. To be broken hearted over that which breaks God's heart...that is my prayer. And then, there's restoration. I'm so thankful for the restoration that God brings to the brokenhearted. Deb shares some beautiful verses in her post, that bring so much hope. I hope you'll take a moment to read, say hello, and be encouraged as I was!
My apologies for not having a featured post today. I am on vacation and will be back next week!