Archive for the ‘grace’ Category
Grace comes free of charge to people who do not deserve it and I am one of those people. I think back to who I was–resentful, wound tight with anger, a single hardened link in a long chain of ungrace. Now I am trying in my own small way to pipe the tune of grace. I do so because I know, more surely than I know anything, that any pang of healing or forgiveness or goodness I have ever felt comes solely from the grace of God.
– Philip Yancey
What’s So Amazing About Grace?
God let me know He wasn’t looking for me to recycle old history, but to be part of the new history. He would unfold here. I don’t know what God has planned for us, but I can tell you I had my first sermon prepared a week ago, and late last night God changed it. He led me to Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, where we’re told to walk worthy of our calling, with humility, gentleness, patience and love, ‘being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.’
– Kim Cash Tate
A low mood is not the time to analyze your life. To do so is emotional suicide. If you have a legitimate problem, it will still be there when your state of mind improves. The trick is to be grateful for our good moods and graceful in our low moods. The next time you feel low remind yourself, ‘This too shall pass.’ It will.
– Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and it’s all small stuff
We remember now to thank our Creator for all that we are and all that we have. May our sharing with one another embody the generosity made possible for us by the Giver of the original gift.
– Philip Foubert from
Graces: Prayers for Everyday Meals and Special Occasions
You know, Lord. You knew yesterday who I would be today, and you know today who I’ll be tomorrow. Maybe I don’t need to know myself as well as I thought.
– Maribeth Walker
A Moment With God for Graduates: Prayers for Every Graduate