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The Great Exchange

Veterans Day has become a special day since we became a military family. We have been active duty for 3.5 years now and anticipate our first deployment this time next year. In honor of the holiday, there have been many videos and television specials about the military and deployment homecomings. Yesterday, we saw a video…

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Grace, Not Perfection

by Emily Ley [source] … This is a post in the 31 Days of Grace series.

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Grace Will Lead Me Home

After my earlier post about Caleb getting used to the Big Red Dog, I was thinking a lot about grace and fear. There’s got to be some kind of deeper connection between the two. I realized how much I love the lyrics to Amazing Grace and spent some time this evening making a graphic to…

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Make New Friends

I did not have the greatest experience as a girl scout. My troop wasn’t super exciting. Basically, all we did were crafts and went to a Jamboree once. The only thing I remember vividly is the little song we sang: “Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold.” Now…

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Gracious and Gentle

Losing weight is hard. Like really, really hard. It’s harder than I want it to be. I’ve got an endomorphic body: lots of curves, puts on weight easily, and releases weight slowly (very, very slowly). I’m working hard at it, but it can still be discouraging. My food accountability partner (who happens to be a…

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Grace Notes

This pretty is now sitting in my living room. You have no idea how giddy this makes me. I have not had a piano to play consistently in almost 10 years. My fingers are excited to get back in action! When my in-laws’ neighbors decided to move a few months ago, they wanted this sweet…

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Kind and Friendly People

I’ve had two very specific things happen recently that have made me realize how ungracious I can be. Living south of the Mason-Dixon line has highlighted just how unfriendly the people from my New England home can be. Just over a week ago, I was driving at night when someone pulled up next to me…

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Grace Is Everywhere

I was really stuck tonight. I had no clue what to write. I thought about ignoring it and skipping the day all together. So, I did what I always do when I need a little inspiration: explore Pinterest. [source] This hit me pretty hard. So often, I’m liable to clump everything in life together. I…

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Each Day

I don’t have a more formal “grace post” tonight because a dear friend is sick and my heart is overwhelmed. It reminds me too much of this time last fall when my dad was in and out of the hospital and that’s not and easy feeling to shrug off. It makes me think of the…

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Grace Delayed

I’ve got a wicked headache, so today’s grace post will be posted tomorrow (once I’ve finished it). You could say I’m showing myself some grace…

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