Thankful Thursday! September 1, 2016

Thank you, Lord, for:

Kayaking

Generous loving friends!

Freshly cleaned bathrooms!😃

Hope

The freedom to choose!

All the wonderful ladies in my classes!  I'm so blessed by their smiles, their participation, their perseverance when their lives are challenging. They shine!

 

“Embrace Truth and Find God’s Grace

 

I know what it’s like to have a past you’d just as soon forget. A past that you had no control over—your family of origin; your mother’s choice of lifestyle; your family’s battle with alcohol—as well as a “past of misgivings made by your own free will. . . .

We all have “issues.” We all carry burdens and regrets. And we all play a shell game of sorts, hoping to hide and deflect the broken places of our lives. But I say it’s time to embrace truth.

So why not:

 

• Embrace the fact that you are a mess of magnificent proportions?

• Embrace the fact that you are not alone?

• Embrace the lavish reality of divine grace . . . that heals, restores, covers, forgives, renews, and abounds?

 

What true freedom!

JULIE ANN BARNHILL

Scandalous Grace”

 

Excerpt From: Nelson, Thomas. “Joy for the Journey: Morning and Evening.” Thomas Nelson, 2014-02-01. iBooks.