the What

"Thread" is made up of two words woven together:
head and heart.

And that's why it's pretty much the perfect word around here, since Grace Thread exists to help Jesus-lovers solidify the truth of God’s grace in our heads and experience the reality in our hearts. After all, the head-to-heart journey is the most important journey any of us can take. (1 John 4:16, 2 Peter 3:18)

When God’s grace permeates a life – when you're convinced you’re loved no matter what and finally experience this reality deep in your heart – grace then:

♥  binds you to God in more intimate relationship,
♥  weaves the truth of your identity into the fabric of your life, and
♥  creates an authentic connection with those around you.

All because His . . .

grace changes everything!

the Why

There's a fierce epidemic in the world today -- one that makes your heart ache to think about. This epidemic plagues women everywhere. Oh, you won't catch it by a sneeze or cough, but it’s permeated society, religion, and families, this . . .

Epidemic of "I'm not enough."

No Christian woman is immune – mom, sister, friend, wife, ministry leader, influencer. The crippling toxins of “not enough” steal your joy and bind you up in “shoulds” and obligation, leaving you overwhelmed, inadequate, guilty, and eventually, a little bit hopeless.

But Jesus sacrificed His life to SET US FREE! He died and rose to offer us abundant, victorious, vibrant life. (John 10:10) He longs for us to rest in Him (Matt. 11:28-30) and awaken to the truth of who we are (2 Cor. 5:17) so we can live freely (Gal. 5:1) and fulfill the joyful purpose He planned for us. (Eph. 2:10)

You are created for so much more than a lifelong struggle with a crippling epidemic. You are meant to enjoy a life of fulfilling grace adventure every single day!

This is why Grace Thread exists -- why we believe what we believe and do what we do -- because of the women, the overwhelming "not enoughs", and Jesus! More than anything in the world, we long . . .

to see women come alive in God's love and acceptance and play in the freedom found there!

the Who

If we’d met fifteen years ago, you would’ve seen a bubbly, hardworking servant of God who pumped your hand enthusiastically and smiled into your eyes. "Nice to meet ya'. I'm Janna Wright!" Then off I'd rush to do some more work for God (with a wink and "No rest for the weary!” as I left).

But underneath my smiling, “I’m fine” mask was a different story.

Underneath was a girl who was quickly growing weary, used up, and disillusioned. You see, after accepting Jesus as Savior as a kid, I’d learned all the "right ways" to be a good Christian – and I’d done them – in every role, as perfectly as I could, till I knew the mantra by heart:  If you DO good, you ARE good.

And so my worth and identity became firmly rooted in my “performance." Continue Reading

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