31 Days of Grace

Grace, Not Perfection

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

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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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Night Terrors

Caleb is really friendly in public. I get a lot of comments about how he never cries and he’s the perfect baby. It’s kind of infuriating. Take last night for example. Since he was about 7 months old, he’s experienced night terrors a few times a month. Usually, we go in, wake him up and…

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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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On Being Graceful

When I first started dancing again in August, I honestly felt like a cross between an octopus and a slug. My coordination was more than a little awkward and I could barely lift my heels of the ground, never mind jump. It’s just about two months later and I feel like I’ve accomplished something. I…

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What’s So Amazing About Grace?

Being the nerd that I am, I went to one of my favorite books: What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey. I love the way Yancey writes for two reasons: 1) you feel like you’re chatting with a friend and 2) he says things as they are and admits that life can get messy….

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