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Grace. Simple elegance, a smile, courteous goodwill, a circle that surrounds us, moments of blessing, a hug or a text from a loved one or a stranger that meets the needs of your soul. Grace is experiencing the divine through people and places that inspire regeneration, virtuous impulses, and the strength to endure the difficult trials of life. Grace is God-gifted yet sometimes hard to find, or see, or experience…but it is always there if we look for it. How do I know? Because it was promised by the one God who put on the skin of humanity to walk among us “full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

Through our monthly rhythm, we’ll take a long look at Grace every Wednesday and we’ll build our muscle that realizes God’s Grace around us, and Jesus’ presence with us in the most mundane or even in the hardest experiences. My hope is that scripture, stories, Marty quotes, songs and this blog will inspire you to see moments of Grace in your day, good or bad, fun or difficult. Grace is amazing because it abounds, it is all around us. Grace is amazing because it can be glimpsed for a moment or a string of moments. Amazing Grace is God’s gift to us that we get to share with each other.

Grace Between the Lines…

Grace remits sin, and peace quiets…

Grace remits sin, and peace quiets…

We are honored this month to have Vicar Carol Pretorius, who is serving St. Peter, Delphos, share her story, her artwork and her music with us for our August 2021 Grace between the Lines! Carol painted this beautiful and powerful depiction of how Jesus comes to us,...

GRACE in Rest, Renewal and Re-creation

The definition of Grace, or one of the definitions of Grace is “Love and favor freely given by God.” What an amazing and beautiful concept. Yet how often are we consciously aware of that love and favor in our daily lives. If you are anything like me, the tediousness...

Oceans

…Your grace abounds in deepest watersYour sovereign handWill be my guideWhere feet may fail and fear surrounds meYou’ve never failedAnd You won’t start now… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj4_JHHuOls