What Grace Feels Like

raging riverThe last few months I have been less consistent in blogging than at any time since I started this blog 3 1/2 years ago.

There is a reason–I have been busier than ever before.

It seems all I do is work and sleep and go to church on Sunday.

It has also been one of the most stressful times in my life. I have more on the line in more ways than at any time in my life while having seemingly less time to consider, manage and attempt to control those things.

I’m a detail-oriented, preparation freak. So lately I’ve felt like I’ve been behind the wheel of a very fast car with my hands on the steering wheel, but they are not steering, just holding on. Continue reading “What Grace Feels Like”

His Grace is Enough

The last five months have been brutal.

For me, its been a time of trials, difficulties and illness.

About halfway through it I called my pastor. He prayed for me, and I immediately felt better, but he mentioned he didn’t think the trials were something the Lord would take away immediately. Even though it was not what I wanted to hear, He was right. It was only in the last few days that I felt this season of testing coming to a close.

While I was in the midst of this season I prayed repeatedly for grace, not the unmerited-favor grace of Ephesians 2:8, the other kind. Were you aware there is another kind? Continue reading “His Grace is Enough”