Possessing the Harder Faith – Intro

Wouldn't it be easy to believe in God if every time we prayed we would have immediate results? Like: “Heavenly Father, I’m short fifty bucks this week” – and Bam! - we go to the mailbox and sure enough we have a note from Aunt Chrissy, saying, “Here is fifty bucks. I just knew you …

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Dark Caves, Deep Holes and Hidden Treasure

It scares me to think of diving into old mistakes, (Dark Caves,) and opening old wounds, (Deep Holes.) But as I thought about what I've learned, (Hidden Treasure,) I began to see more clearly where my passion lies. What I have is a treasure trove collected from this journey of life, and a heart to encourage others. …

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Grace’s Invitation

Visiting the beginnings of this blog.

the far reaches of grace


So I’ve set out on this path of discovery, (having chosen the title: The Far Reaches of Grace,) delving into God’s word, seeking definition and direction. I came across this portion of scripture from The Message in Romans chapter 5, that grace invites us into life.

I am astounded at the thought of that and have to just pause and consider what is being said. When I think about it I become excited and wonder what God can accomplish in my life if I will but heed the call.

God’s grace tugs at my heart

Whispering victory over sin

Stirring joy, instilling peace

And grand excitement from within


Though my mind forever battles

All the world holds in it’s hand

And it seems so overwhelming

In His grace I know I’ll stand


For the future is a mystery

The present like a maze

The past beyond undoing

I’m so…

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Stumbling Blocks

I found this through a reblog at A DEVOTED LIFE by JDBlom. It was inspiring and a great reminder to check my own behaviors.

Carol's Comments

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God—even as I [Paul] try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.  (1 Corinthians 10:32-33 NIV)

Physically, I can stumble over a light beam on the floor. I am not the most steady person in the world. When I trip, it usually hurts. When I fall, I have a big problem. If I am outside, I am unable to get up without help. If I am inside my apartment, I can usually get up. I am extremely grateful that when I am out with people, they try to help…not cause me to stumble and fall. No matter how steady we…

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