Tag: grace

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She brought me a bucket Of calm, clear sea. She bent down slowly And put it at my feet. Out of her pocket, She withdrew a wild rose. She placed the bright, red flower Right between my toes. She sat for a while With her head upon my knee. Our bodies warm together Her soft…




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If my prayers are only whispers Of a wish list in the sky, Then I have only brought the world Another selfish guy. If my prayers are only sweet-sung praises And I neglect to love, What good does it do to believe In a God in heaven above? If I call myself a Christian, But…




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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom…” I can’t have a bank account From the First National Sermon on the Mount. The beatitudes are all about attitude. The first blessing that Christ’s addressing Is the condition of my heart. Do I understand What God had planned? Jesus bent for Hell and…




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Last summer I wrote a letter to a friend and placed it in a bottle. I hadn’t seen her in a while and it was great to reconnect. I wanted to mark the occasion for her and show her my gratitude and love. She traveled a great distance physically and emotionally to arrive at my…




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What is the point of this life? Why do I do what I do? What would happen if I just quit today? Where is all this hard work leading to? . . . Those are some very deep and tough questions to answer. And. Well. I don’t know the answers to those questions (I don’t…




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God created us so wonderfully and beautifully and not only did He do that but also gave us dominion over everything he made; both on land, in the air and under the sea. However, many of us have decided to recreate ourselves due to some earthly factors that are swiftly beginning to lead us astray,…




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Apr 14

Fantastic

My family and I just went on vacation to Florida. On our way back to KC, we decided to stop at Fantastic Caverns, near Springfield, MO. I took many photos (scroll to the end of the post) in the caves, beautiful colors and high contrast. I was pretty snap-happy. I was surprised that I could…




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A few years ago, when we moved to the city we are currently living in, my family and I went church shopping. We tried several new churches, trying to find the perfect one. (Ha!) We weren’t just looking because we moved though. We had been looking for a new church since we left our old…




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News flash: I’m not perfect! But I’m trying. Two years ago, chilly morning, I was the door-greeter at my daughter’s school. Glamorous, I know. The music teacher asked for volunteers and I supervised drop-off for before-school choir and band rehearsal. (*Most Interesting Man in the World: I don’t always add that many hyphens to paragraphs,…




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The Power of Grace At its heart, grace is gratitude for all that is. Gratitude naturally results when you become aware of the events, processes, and coincidences that must happen to support your life. It is the realization that trillions of cells in your body all coordinate to give you life. Grace is gratitude for…