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…

After the Plague, Came the Renaissance

Story-telling. Think about it. Think about the power of a story to convey a message or give a verbal picture that impacts your emotions. I bet there’s a conversation, a professor’s lecture in school, a sermon, or some presentation that has stuck in your mind for years...

The Grace of a Friend

It was a tough day. I had been away from the office, email and phone for several days due to a busy schedule of not only synod work, but family obligations, churchwide meetings and trainings, and tons of stuff related to regular life. So, feeling pulled in lots of...

You Say – Lauren Daigle

You say I am loved When I can’t feel a thing You say I am strong When I think I am weak You say I am held When I am falling short When I don’t belong You say I am Yours And I believe I believe What You say of me I believe https://youtu.be/oZvKJl1kK8g