I’m not sure if you've noticed but something on the blog is different. Do you see it? Look carefully. Do you see it now? The blog has a new name. I was writing a post on the weekend when the title caught my eye. “Moments of Grace.” And a still, small voice whispered to my … Continue reading Something is Different!
My daughter sat dejectedly beside me on the couch. “She told me that she didn't want to play with me and it hurted my feelings.” Her eyes were sad as she described what had happened on the playground that morning. “I tried to give her a stamp but she didn't want it and then she … Continue reading Lessons from the Playground
“That day, the Spirit led him to the temple.” (Luke 2:27) He was old. Wrinkled. Grizzled. He probably wasn't much to look at. Just an average senior. You likely wouldn't think twice about him if you passed him on the street. But he had a big, crazy dream that he harboured in his heart. He wanted to … Continue reading Are You Missing Out?
My husband and I stood on our cobblestone driveway watching flames curl around a measuring tape by our feet. “I have been crucified with Christ,” I said softly. “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and … Continue reading Breaking Limitations – Not I, but Christ
I stand at the sink and watch water wash over the strainer piled high with grapes. Purple skins glisten. As I spill them onto the counter, I can hear the baby fuss, hungry. I pick up the knife and slice the fat ovals into quarters, dark skins giving way to juicy green. As fast as … Continue reading To Inherit the Earth
Last night's moment of grace was cleverly disguised. It began in the morning. My gut instinct said, "Don't put alfredo sauce in the crock pot." But I did it anyway. Even before I left for work, I could see that it was a mistake. Sure enough, when I got home, I lifted the lid of … Continue reading A Salvaged Feast – Grace in the Mess
We were sitting around the table eating spicy taco salad the other night (yum!) when my two-year old daughter piped up. “Daddy, we watched Cars today. I liked it. There was a truck named Mack.” My husband paused, a forkful of food halfway to his mouth. “That’s great! I thought you would like that movie!” … Continue reading Unprompted Gratitude