Posted on November 14, 2015 by BecauseOfGrace
Grief and TheHolidaysNov2015Handouts
And these tools for help,
Note To Self – Daily Reminders For The Broken-Hearted: http://notetoselfdailyremindersforthebrokenhearted.wordpress.com/
Mundane Faithfulness: http://www.mundanefaithfulness.com/
MaryAnne Morgan’s Blog: http://http://www.maryannemorganblog.com/tag/grief
Thank you for attending…
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Posted on November 13, 2015 by BecauseOfGrace
The Desert Mothers and Father called silence “hesychia” which means inner quiet, rest, and stillness. Silence helped them with discernment and to hear God. We let go of all the external and internal chatter to draw near the whisper of God and discover the space between words. In practicing silence I am learning to be more selective in my words and often choosing not to speak just to make my opinion known. Silnce helps us to intentionally create a space to surrender to the unknown and to hear what another Voice has to say. ~Jean Wise in this post
John Climacus wrote, that Stillness of the soul is “accurate knowledge and management of one’s thoughts” (The Ladder of Divine Ascent, page 269). Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church admonishes them to take captive every thought 2 Corinthians 10:5. Joyce Meyer reminds us to take our thoughts captive back to Jesus instead of the “to-do list” myriad of distractions.
Hesychia is a new word for me. It is a Blessing word, to be sure!
Due to scheduling limitations, for me, this weekend, Hesychia will be represented by a locked door in my house. Whether your preference is to go and seek it out or abide where you are and draw it in, may you embrace the godly rest of Hesychia this weekend.
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Posted on November 11, 2015 by BecauseOfGrace
Joining with Knitting With Heart to remember our veterans.
Originally posted on knitting with heart:
Hello & Welcome
to my 29th episode of the KWH iPad Show!
Today’s feature is Remembrance Day…
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Lest We Forget the Sacrifice of War <3
♥ ♥ ♥
Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts :) I look forward to hearing from you!
In thankful remembrance… ♥ Jackie
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Posted on November 8, 2015 by BecauseOfGrace
Posted on November 6, 2015 by BecauseOfGrace
Jean Wise at the Healthy Spirituality blog remind us that November is National Gratitude Month.
“…practicing gratitude helps us turn our heart outward, focusing on God and his gifts. We find hope, light and strength in gratitude.” ~ Jean Wise
This weekend, how about playing a gratitude version of “I Spy” this weekend!
“I spy with my gratitude eye ______________”(someone or something for which to be grateful).
**Use #NationalGratitudeMonth to post gratitude lists and links on social media
**Participate the in the Global Gratitude Challenge (anyone can join at any time)
**Consider creating a Gratitude Jar
**Take a look at the post on gratitude and these gratitude quotes
I’m grateful for you!!
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Posted on November 4, 2015 by BecauseOfGrace
Why Does Grace Heal?
The answer is in
“…because of the truth…”
(2 John 2:2)
And what is the Truth?
that Christ died for our sins, as written in the Scriptures; 4 that he was buried and that He was raised to life three days later, as written in the Scriptures… ~1 Corinthians 15:3-4
That Christ died.
He was raised.
And Grace Wins!
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Posted on October 30, 2015 by BecauseOfGrace
Halloween is tomorrow. It kinda serves as the unofficial beginning of “the holidays.” The stores around here began holiday prep during the dusty last days of August (why do they continue to go there earlier and earlier?).
I will be away this year on Halloween. Although I live in a neighborhood ambitiously dedicated to giving a fun Halloween experience for “the children,” I am feeling a little to ghastly this year. So I will be in quieter environments.
And that is ok.
In the eloquent words of Jason Tippets:
“At some level my aloneness will travel with me as a companion; we will be friends and live life together because I can only embrace it. Alone is not bad—it’s just different.”
Happy Travels this weekend,
Image courtesy of the photographic gift of Anne McCrary
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