I have become the woman I hardly dared imagine I could be. There are parts I don’t love-until a few years ago, I had no idea that you could have cellulite on your stomach-but not only do I get along with me most of the time now, I am militantly and maternally on my own side. Left to my own devices, would I trade this for firm thighs, fewer wrinkles, a better memory? You bet I would. That is why it’s such a blessing that I’m not left to my own devices.
Beware what you wish for, unless you have the grace to hope that your luck can be shared.
He would know a number of grown women in his life who did not possess even a small portion of the grace his middle sister owned at the age of fourteen.
Before there could be any permanent reformation the people must be led to feel their utter inability in themselves to render obedience to God.
Whatever your problems may be, they pale in insignificance in the light of eternity. No matter how great your failures, God’s grace is greater still. Lift up your heart and face life head-on.
Lingering, bottled-up anger never reveals the ‘true colors’ of an individual. It, on the contrary, becomes all mixed up, rotten, confused, forms a highly combustible, chemical compound then explodes as something foreign, something very different than one’s natural self.
In Jesus the performance pendulum stops – both the pride of success and the despair of failure are absorbed by grace.
The ecstatic beauty and soulful grace of Rumi’s poetry inspires human hearts to believe in possibilities beyond the predictably fatal.
True class can never receive the highest grade..for its grade is endless
You can endure all things by grace.