Grace

I have always thought of Grace as a girl’s name, not necessarily a word, but a name. Grace is such a beautiful name, but it means so much more. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began to think differently about the word grace. Grace means courteous goodwill, simple elegance or refinement of movement. You can show grace by honoring or crediting one’s presence. Grace is love that cares. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve. Grace is unconditional love. One Sunday many years ago I was listening to service about loving your neighbor. All I could think […]

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Gratitude

I am grateful. I am grateful for so many things it would be hard to list them all. I could start today by saying I’m grateful for a beautiful view in my backyard, the smell of pinion wood burning in the chiminea, my 2 dogs, and a hot cup of coffee as I write. Those are the simple things, but yet I am happy I have them and am therefore grateful. Of course, we all are grateful for family, friends, our homes, having a job, food to eat, etc. But have you ever thought deeper than that? Have you ever […]

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Living to Serve

It started out as a joke. “What are you doing today?” “Living to serve.” I don’t even think I’m the one that came up with that. But, it was fitting. We all get busy. When we have kids, we focus our world around theirs. You go to work. You come home. You take the kids to this practice, that game, or their friends’ houses. We take them shopping. We help clean their rooms. Multiply that by three, and this mama has no life. I use to think I can’t wait until the kids get a little older so they are […]

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