All posts tagged: grace

A counter-standard: Love.

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christian / encouragement / Uncategorized / wholeness

I guess both the wonder and challenge wrapped up within Grace is that we have to accept it isn’t synonymous with our success or hinged upon a favour we only receive in return for doing something exceptionally, or beautifully. In a sense, Grace wills us to move and do and be – even when it knows we will fail. In love, it draws us face to face with the thing that scares us. Or the thing that […]

Dear Jealousy: Gentle reminders from Grace.

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“ But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.”” 2 Cor 12:9 TPT Why is it hard at times, to celebrate the ones rising higher than us? Perhaps it is easy to love and feel compassion for those going through apparently harder times than we – but what of feeling just as warmly towards the ones who are rising, who are in […]

Fight + Surrender

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christian / encouragement / hope / inspirational / Uncategorized

“Worship is the arena in which God recalibrates our hearts, reforms our desires, and rehabituates our loves. Worship isn’t just something we do; it is where God does something to us. Worship is the heart of discipleship because it is the gymnasium in which God retrains our hearts.” – James K Smith The beauty of approaching Jesus is that we need not have it all together. In fact that very belief leaves us separated from […]

To be seen.

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  Yeah. Ignorance might be bliss. But we weren’t called to be blind, To hide out safe, in the dark. We were called to see and be seen, To live as selves totally revealed, by the light And in the light. And yeah, to see, and be seen, It’s not always bliss, in the light It’s uncomfortable, Revealing, of both beauty and flaws. But to be seen? Is the only way, That this love-light has […]

The Track that So Faithfully Leads.

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How easy it is to momentarily lose our own selves – to feel lost to what we want, know or think. This slope is a slippery  one and far too difficult to climb back up the same way we slid down. Alternative routes have to be made, perhaps around the mountain step by step, trudging a track that circulates the mountain many times over before reaching the top, before reaching a higher height – but […]

It Seeks the Lowest Place.

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“It is at the bottom where we find grace; for like water, grace seeks the lowest place and there it pools up” – Richard Rohr This quote for me, adds even more weight to the power that is grace. Grace is something that cannot be accessed when there are walls that box the little fears and complexities of our being, in. Walls, as I have said before are a bit like our own personal armor,. […]

But first, we must begin.

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It’s almost been one glorious year since my feet hit this turf. It pushed and it pulled just a little bit, But beyond any of that. It taught me stuff. In hindsight it really hasn’t been about the one big beginning, but rather – the lots of little beginnings it brought – the day in and day out things. Losing the familiar path to start an unfamiliar one. The friendships. The work. The places. The […]

The wave that keeps rolling in.

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What if we aspired to approach the unlovely things we see first with understanding before judgement? Because, Honestly? I find it too easy sometimes to judge the things I don’t like. I find it too easy to judge the things that annoy or upset me in others.. or maybe even myself. But, there’s always a back story. If only we’d seek to understand. Maybe the key is to first experience this Grace for ourselves. Because […]

Fear can’t hold you back, when love has set you free.

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christian / emotional / mentalhealth / truth

“If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” // I posted this verse on my blog ages ago. But as I reread it – it shines even brighter than it did then. I find it kind of profound – that upon stumbling on this truth, firstly – it was like a tiny seed. But over time life seems to almost have […]