Monday, February 21, 2011

Rhythms Of Grace

My girl, 17 months old, July 1998

We celebrated my girl's 14th birthday this past weekend.  She is a grace-gift... the young lady that she has grown up to become is definitely not because of who we are as parents... it is because of who our God is!  All thanks and glory be to our Heavenly Father!

Speaking of my girl, the teacher comment on her report card made my heart smile. She said:
{My girl} has demonstrated great interest in social justice issues. Many people recognize when there is an injustice. Few people are willing to speak out and advocate for change. {My girl} is one of the few.
That, my friends, is my girl!!! :-)  I am thankful for the place in her heart for people who are marginalized... it is truly a God-given heart of compassion... a grace-gift!

#333 - #350
~ For God's unforced rhythms of grace.
~ Good start to my girl's basketball playoff season.
~ My flexible work hours... so I can go to all my girl's games.
~ Sunshine!
~ A dear friend starting her 1,000 gifts list. :-)
~ Delivering snacks to UrbanPromise kids!
~ Giving a copy of One Thousand Gifts to my sister to read.
~ My sister now gifting it to her friend... a non-believer, whose Mom has cancer.
~ Turning a new corner and really living it {in the here and now} this week!
~ A 32-hour work week starting in March... not by choice!
~ Giving thanks for this unexpected 32-hour work week and seeing it as gift...
~ My boy's daily triumphs over his weakness... pure grace!  So. Grateful.
~ For losing well... my girl's basketball season has ended.
~ My kids' awesome report cards!  I am one proud mama!!!
~ Internet connection... we take it for granted sometimes.
~ For a back-up dial-up Internet connection... even if it's s-l-o-w. :-)
~ A fun time away, just the four of us, on this long weekend.
~ Home sweet home.

Unwrapping more of His love in this world.
Act justly.  Love mercy.  Walk humbly with God!


  1. I found you over at Ann's, and have been back several times.

    Your space is very inviting, and your words keep pulling me back.

    Thank you.

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog, Amy! Hope to see you around here again.

  3. I’m visiting from Ann’s again today. I know it’s Wednesday – but there are so many!!

    I always pick a favorite - and my favorite of yours today was ~ Internet connection... we take it for granted sometimes. (and boy do we ever – so many of us so linked – I worry sometimes what if…)

    God Bless you and all of yours this day.

  4. Thanks for dropping by again, Craig. I love how you faithfully read through all the blog posts... and you're right, there are soooo many!