Blurbs of Grace

Tag: Family

Good WILL Prevail

Yes, there is horrible evil in this world. But let’s not forget there is also incredible good. Evil can only win if we allow it to overcome our perceptions, to shake our peace and fill our hearts with fear. Let us not forget that good will prevail.

Praying for the families affected by the Connecticut School Shooting. May their hearts be filled with comfort and a peace that surpasses understanding.

In Spite Their Imperfections

Loving a person does not mean you have to love everything they do. Love others in spite of their “imperfections.” That is, after all, how you would want others to love you.

Consider those Words Today

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Why is it that it often takes a person to die for others to consider what they said while they lived? Don’t wait. Consider your loved ones words today.

John 2:19-22
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”
But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

Magnify the Good

You magnify what you focus on. Focus on the good in others. After all, isn’t this how you want them to focus on you?

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

– Philippians 4:8

The Gift of Trust

I received the most precious gift from my husband last night: a short little email with these words, “I love you and I always will.” How awesome it is to hear those words. Why not say them to the people you love today?

Faith and Finances

Don’t focus on what you need. Focus on what you have. Thank God for all that He has given you and ask Him to give you wisdom to maximize on all the provision He has already provided. Let Him be the Lord of your finances. Be willing to allow Him to change your heart on what you really need.

Be Thankful

Thankfulness is powerful. Peace and joy ride on its wings.

Today consider all the things in your life that you should be thankful for. Consider the things you don’t have. Are you healthy? Others are battling sickness. Did you have food to eat for breakfast? Others did not. Did you have a hard time deciding what to wear today? For some there is no decision. Did you have a bad hair day? Some have no hair, their therapy has caused it to all fall out. Did you lock the door of your home on your way to work? Some have no home nor job to go to. Did you get in a car to continue your travels? Some have no car. Did you kiss your spouse and kids in the morning? Some have no spouse or kids. Meeting a friend for lunch? Some have no friends… And what else can you be thankful for?

Consider all that you have and be thankful, truly thankful.

While we Live

I wanted to take some time to brag on our oldest son. I have never seen an eight year-old boy with such compassion. He engages his siblings (though not always for the good). He rarely demonstrates an “above them” attitude. I have never heard him say that he is “too old” to play with his younger siblings. He gets in his sisters’ pink room and helps them play dress up. He holds them and tells them “It’s okay.” He listens to them and deals with them many times with more grace and gentleness than I do. Truth be told, he is often my biggest helper. I am so proud of him and in many ways I am learning what love looks like through him. He told me yesterday, “Many people believe that God sent Jesus just to die. And they are right but they are also wrong. He also came to teach us and show us what God’s love looks like.” I have no idea how long my son will be in my life. I pray for many, many years. Already, in his short eight years on earth he has taught me so much about the Lord and what love looks like. Thank you God for this precious gift in my life.

We are all born to die and our lives are but a vapor, but how much we can teach people while we live.