Because of Grace Moments

repeating the names of God

names of God

Another remembrance, small enough to carry or include in a journal.

 

A good book on the Names of God 

 

Another Because of Grace Moment

Words for the Soul~January 30

you are more

“You see, you are more than the boat navigating stormy waters. You are also the ocean and the storm. You get to create from that space — that power is yours. You get to choose whether you will work with that power, or give it away to the events unfolding around you.” ~Daniel Collinsworth
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Other Words for the Soul

A Word from The Sponsor~January 29

1 Timothy 1:14

 

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Saturday Digest~January 28

~The longer we spend dwelling in doubts, the more powerful that story becomes, and we lose our power to change. ~Belle Pirri in this interview at Purposeful Women. This article also includes Belle’s How to Set Yourself Up to Make Choices You Love

~In all things there is the possibility of learning to trust…love the artwork and the message in this post

~Some who wander on the Internet are not lost, they are nourished! Wandered happily at this website

~Today and Always, please remember…You are a masterpiece. In the God Gallery, you are the only one of you.

~Is anyone else as jazzed as I am every time David Arms writes, creates, or expresses his ideas out loud? In this post he wrote, “I think it’s important to live this life looking from many perspectives. It’s important to observe from many angles. It’s important to see what others see. It’s how we learn, how we expand – even if we end up liking our own view better. And sometimes there is no ‘better’. It’s simply two different views.”

~I want them but…Sometimes there are no “You Are Here” indicators in life, but sometimes we knock on a door of opportunity but remain outside. We do not move through the door and enter

Video of the Week:

Somethings Gotta Change by Josh Wilson

“‘The more of us we swallow, the more we become hollow until we don’t know how to feel’. That line is so true. The more that we try to please ourselves and our sinful desires, the farther away from God we’ll be, and the more empty we will feel. Only God can fill that empty space inside of each of us. Oh God, forgive me for my pride.” ~Josh Wilson

 

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Mid-Week Question~January 25

What if our default response was always grace?
What would that look like?

default response grace

{a slightly smaller, reminder size, perhaps to clip and carry?}

A post by Jennifer to read and consider… When Women Hurt Women

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another…
Colossians 3:12-13

 

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Words for the Soul~January 23

Please Remember…

you are loved

Please Remember

Love Will Win

 

“There is a “Hound of Heaven” hunting us down…this Spirit that is stalking us with love, winking at us with miracles, tickling us with grace, subverting everything that could destroy us, and whispering in our ears that we are truly beloved.” ~Shane Claiborne

Other Words for the Soul

A Word From the Sponsor~January 22

john 15:15

Photo, 2003 Knott’s Berry Farm, courtesy of David Johnson

God doesn’t want to just fix our problems, He wants to transform our hearts. ~Tony Evans

Last weeks’ verse

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Saturday Digest~January 21

~When you are ready to match your situation to your soul, you will find that you feel a new sense of harmony and increasingly connected to the ebb and flow of the universe. Subtle changes in your values, goals, or emotional needs can motivate you to distance yourself from one group of people in order to reassociate yourself with individuals that are better able to support you. Read more by  The Daily Om and be Affirmed

~Remember Arnold Horshack, from Welcome Back Kotter, who raised his hand and begged for attention when he knew, absolutely knew, the right answer. Well, like Horshack, I was raising my hand and waving it wildly when I read Tracy Knowlton’s post and this thought: “I was a tired, passive girl pleading for an act of magic to bring me relief…”

~I learned a new, sinister phrase: proxy-killer in How Stress Affects the Body. Did you know  a typical stress reaction involves 1400 biochemical responses…learned a new phrase “proxy-killer”

~As the angels have shown me again and again: Every encounter is an opportunity for Grace. Open your mind; open your eyes, your ears and your heart to what comes. From (((hugs))) at Kind Over Matter

~And filed under “Practical”–> I’m trying to organize holiday recipes and found this great recipe card maker online

Video of the Week:

Windsong by John Denver

This Weekend: Easy Weekend Activity~ Carry on

Knowing that you can do all things through Him who strengthens you…*

Carry on my wayward son  Listen
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more
Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
I was soaring ever higher
But I flew too high
Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I’m dreaming
I can hear them say
Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man,
well It surely means that I don’t know
On a stormy sea of moving emotion
Tossed about I’m like a ship on the ocean
I set a course for winds of fortune
But I hear the voices say
No!
Carry on, you will always remember
Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
Now your life’s no longer empty
But surely heaven waits for you
Carry on my wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry (don’t you cry no more)

*Philippians 4:13

Other Weekend Activities

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Mid-Week Question to Consider~January 19

What if we remember that we never walk alone in our seasons of winter?

Winter

It’s cold this time of year
and wet
like the bottom of a lake
no hope
of drying out

it’s tempting
to stay near stoves
and armchairs

but we must walk
out into the cold
mouth of winter

it is unsparing
but it is
alive.
~Bentlily

 

Last Week’s Question

Internet Censorship Protest

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Let the old, clenched stuff go…

where the miracles are

Words for the Soul~Visible Creators~January 16

visible creators

Verse ~ The most visible creators I know of are those artisits whose medium is life itself. The ones who express the unexpressible – without brush, hammer, clay or guitar. They neither paint nor sculpt – their medium is being. Whatever their presence touches has increased life. They see & don’t have to draw. They are the artists of being alive…

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Other Words for the Soul

A Word From The Sponsor~January 15

philippians 4:8

My focus verse for this season of the New Year 

Last weeks’ verse

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Saturday Digest~January 14

God Chooses You

Please Remember

~Laughter is an Instant Vacation–In preparing for an upcoming talk on the therapeutic health benefits of laughter, I saw this jolly video.

~Receiving mega benefits from bringing growth inside. You might want to be greeted every morning by green. If so, this post is helpful too: http://tipnut.com/nifty-food-plants/

~National Tea Month, Ideas, Info, Recipes and beautiful Photos: http://www.squidoo.com/national-hot-tea-activities

~Where does productivity come from and how can you tap into it? http://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/01/11/how-to-be-productive/

~Great Journaling Ideas on this blog: http://reavespartyofthree.blogspot.com/

~This week was especially significant for me. I let go of some things and embraced some things. When this post from Alia arrived in my Inbox, I felt the hug in the timing.

“How often do we stuff pain and sorrow within our hearts, never to see the light? We carry this baggage around with us, paying a huge price for it every day. It eats away at us with its constant presence. We often forget it’s there.”  ~Alia, Inner Bliss Blog

Video of the Week:

Heal the Wound Point of Grace

This Weekend: Easy Weekend Activity~Live!

live like someone left the gate open

Now I have everything I want—in abundance! …You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need too! ~Philippians 4:18-19

Other Weekend Activities

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Sail Away from the Safe Harbor

Mark Twain quote sail away from the safe harbor

Would it be Exhilarating today to do one, small thing out of our carefully crafted comfort zone?

And this quote from my friend SueG:

“This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: We are given one life, and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind or whether to act and, in acting, to live.” ~~ Omar Bradley, General

Mid-Week Question to Consider~January 11

A Year From Now, What Are You Going to Wish You Had Started Today?

a year from now what are you going to wish you had started today?

 

 

Would you leave a comment? Add your own Question?

Last Week’s Question

Severing Some Relationships

Part of your newness in this year may be the people, places, and painful toxic relationships you left behind.

Now that today begins the double digits of a new month/year/perspective, you may feel the pangs.

I wince when the pangs signal their sinister assault. It usually begins with a trigger—-a song-a memory-a photo-even a scent or a smell of the previous. Sometimes I am surprised because my ego told me that “we”—my ego and I—had this grieving thing all worked out.

This Time. And sometimes I am left with panic and wanting to escape.

Perhaps this sentiment will help you as it helped me:

Severing relationships are often difficult especially if one person is more emotionally invested than the other. However, in ALMOST all cases those who hurt the most will probably end-up happier because in hindsight when the healing begins and they learn the lessons of being taken for granted, they discover their true worth and hopefully, they will no longer settle for crumbs.

So if you are currently in this situation where you are hurting because someone broke your heart, please believe me when I tell you… your heart is really unbreakable. You might think it is because your thoughts are preoccupied with hurt at the moment, but once the dust clouds of anger and pain dissipate, your heart will still be there to tell you, “Hey kiddo, we can only hurt as much as we allow ourselves too and we can be happy the same way.” ~ Dodinsky

Please remember that grieving is not just for loved ones preceeding us to heaven. It is also for people who leave without departing. And for ideas and expectations and dreams that belong to other paths.

Because of Grace, God is here.

…the LORD is close to broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit… psalm 34:18

And Because of Grace, we can remedy the pain by remembering Philippians 4:8 (also my focus verse for this new year) and take captive every thought so that it conforms to what is true, noble, etc…and in that, we come out on the other side of the things that are insensitive and toxic.

phil 4 8

Because of Grace, God knows the answer for you and me. And God is always safe to trust…so we can ask…

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