all is grace

for those days we just need to look up

for those days we just need to look up

I think the times we doubt God most are when we become myopic — incapable of seeing anything beyond the woes and terrible-horribles we’re sinking under today.  When we thrash against them, they just suck us down like quicksand till we’re suffocating and can see only gritty bits through squinted eyes.

I know this is true in my life – easily stuck in the “dire” of today. Sometimes I still flail and fight and fuss at God with flimsy arms and self-righteous thoughts until I’m convinced He cares not for me. That the way I take (of potholes and sandy pits) is foreign to Him, or at best, part of some high and lofty plan that has so little to do with me, I may as well be Continue reading →

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My theme for this year

My theme for this year

I love January 1st. The prospect of new beginnings and a fresh start always fills me with great hope. Who knows yet what this year has in store? Probably wild, wonderful things are just around the corner!

I was looking back at my Grace Journal and reminding my soul of what God has done when I came across my favorite entry from this past year. Continue reading →

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when life changes keys on you

when life changes keys on you

Sometimes you just don’t understand what God is doing. You think you’re going one direction, walking with Him, talking with Him, and all of a sudden He veers you off into a completely different place.

Me, I sit there for a while kinda dazed, thinking, “But, I thought we were doing that over there, Poppa. What’s up with this here?”

I imagine He chuckles a little Continue reading →

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a fresh breath of grace

a fresh breath of grace

I’m not much of a museum buff. The rare times I go, I choose children’s hands-on museums where I can interact with the exhibits.  But this summer I had the chance to visit the travelling religious collection called Passages.

In a word? Incredible.

Over 40,000 sf of Bibles, documents, religious history, and God story. And I loved it! Continue reading →

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because we all need a duty break now & then

because we all need a duty break now & then

Not many days ago I stumbled upon several grownups engrossed in childlike fun, and I asked myself why we don’t do that more.

Why we don’t break away from daily duty to enjoy life more?

The first was a grown man flying a red triangle kit at the park. The kite was enormous – at least three or four feet across – but flying so high it was only the size of a quarter held at arm’s length in the blue CO sky. (I know because I held my arm up to measure.) Continue reading →

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