Monday words for the soul~April 29~Perception

I’m still humming Change Your Mind from Friday’s post.

You know, it can go either way, those lyrics…either change your mind to embrace what Grace says about you, or change your mind away from what Grace does not say about you.

So grateful for you and the perceptions we can embrace and change and receive and share…



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A word from The Sponsor~April 28

colossians 2:2

Colossians 2:2

Additional words from The Sponsor


This Weekend~April 26~Change your mind

change your mindIf you want to be somebody else,
If you’re tired of fighting battles with yourself
If you want to be somebody else

Change your mind…



Other Weekend Activities

Mid-week question of the week~April 24~Effort

What is your best? What is our best?

What if, more effort does not yield your best?

Is striving a quintessential component of our best?

What if striving is a seducer promising control over something that was never part of the plan of Grace?

grace brings contentment

Monday words for the Soul~Faith is like WiFi

faith is like wifi

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A word from The Sponsor~April 21

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. ~ Psalm 19:14

Psalm 62:5

This Weekend~April 19

Take Note

Previous Weekends

Wholehearted Living: A Story from the Pavement

On some Thursdays, there are Because of Grace Wholehearted Living Stories:

Jennifer Dukes Lee at Monday's Boston Marathon

Jennifer Dukes Lee at Monday’s Boston Marathon

A  stirring perspective from the Boston Marathon by Jennifer Dukes Lee:

I stood shivering and bouncing among 8,000 runners that cool May morning when the gun shot off.

My dad stood at the starting line, pumping his fists in the air. And he would be there again, with my mom and sister, at mile four, and again at mile seven. I remember how proud they were for me, even though I scooted along at the back at the pack.

Bob, a pastor-friend, told me a few days before the race to pay attention while I was running because the half-marathon was more than a race. It was an opportunity to see God. 

And so I saw… Click here to read the rest of Jennifer’s story


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Pray for Boston


Usually, there is a post involving a mid-week question of the week.

Right now, the only question I have is “Why?”

Perhaps it is better to focus on the good: Boston: Stories of compassion in the wake of tragedy

A word from The Sponsor~April 14~Grace

…the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you… ~1 Peter 1:10

but now I'm found

Grace turns, veers, alters, changes, transforms, rotations, revolves, rotate,s twists, spins, circles, twirls, rolls your life around


grace says

Shame says that because I am flawed, I am unacceptable. Grace says that though I am flawed, I am cherished. ~Michelle Graham


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Photo points to this Pinterest pin

Quote source in Michelle Graham’s book Wanting to Be Her

This Weekend~April 12~Be a D.E.A.R.

Today is D.E.A.R. DayDrop Everything And Read Day–a day designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority.

Grab a book and a big chair or a Kindle and a comfy cushion and get ready to read, preferable with someone or to someone!

Although I am not a librarian, here are a few suggestions:

So Few of Me by Peter Reynolds~Leo’s list of things to do keeps growing, until one day he wishes, “If only there were two of me.” As he gets his wish, life becomes more complicated, not less complicated.

So Few of Me Book Cover

The Dot by Peter Reynolds–A teacher first uses wit, then subtle yet clever encouragement to inspire her student Vahti to go beyond her insecurities and become, in the words of a younger boy who “can’t” draw either, “a really great artist.”

Sky Color by Peter Reynolds. Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint?

Author Peter H. Reynolds offers a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come.

and that is also a timely reminder for this weekend!

What are you going to read this weekend?

Happy D.E.A.R. Day!


Previous Weekend Activities

Mid-week Question~April 10~Did you know?

Note to myself (these posts are part of my internal dialogue…)

Did you know? Would you remember…

you have a voice

and it is beyond ok to use it.


Additional Questions

Seconds of Awareness

The link will have to suffice because I can’t get the video to embed.

What you share with the world is what it keeps of you…

lyric from the song “Give a little love”

Monday Words for the Soul~April 7~Life is Beautiful

Today’s Word for the Soul is actually a Song for the Soul!{Thank you Garrett, for sharing the link!}


A word from The Sponsor~April 7~firm grips

As the new month begins, best to be reminded of the plain truth

Isaiah 41:13

Isaiah 41:10-13

Additional references to Isaiah here,  and here , and here 

A couple of this blog’s most consistent supporters had birthdays this week…Happy Birthday!!!

Additional words from The Sponsor

This Weekend~April 5~See and Say

This weekend, the first weekend of the month, click on the picture below …
and prepare to smile!


Movie Link


Previous Weekends

Midweek Question of the Week~April 3~Demand vs Demanding

Why does it demand my life, my soul, my all?

Everything that was lost was regained and more…by the One who never demanded, but invited.

Perhaps there is a difference between demanding and demand.

So [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,20 Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places]…Ephesians 1:19-20


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April Gratitude Nudges

April gratitude Ann Voskamp

From Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience

Monday Words for the Soul~April 1~No Foolin’!

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance. ~ 1 Peter 1:3-4a

This is really the only expectation that is healthy for us~~~No foolin’!

Happy Spring


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