Monday, October 24, 2011

Spiritual formation, Day 24: Grace Imparted

I was having one of those weeks that felt devoid of grace.

I couldn't seem to get anything done--no projects, not even the normal day-to-day stuff. One of my dearest friends had to put her precious dog to sleep, and my heart ached. My friends from high school celebrated our 30th reunion, and I couldn't go. And then the kitchen sink started leaking.

Ever feel like your entire life needs a vitamin supplement?

To be honest, I was tired and cranky.


But then Jack came home from an extended out-of-town business trip. Preston came home for Fall Break. The sun shone brightly. The leaves turned awesome shades of red and gold. I made a new friend at church. Jack and I went for a long walk. I made pumpkin bread and two batches of cookies for Preston to take back to college with him. So many good things to enjoy.

Just look at that blue sky!

And I was reminded: there is no life devoid of grace. Even when I'm feeling tired and lethargic, the world is still full of God's goodness. Even when I don't have eyes to see, God still has goodness aplenty. He pours grace into my life day after day.

Do you have a story of God's grace to share? I'd love to hear it! This linky party is dedicated to celebrate the gifts, large and small, that God gives to us. (Click here if you'd like to read more about it.)

Imparting Grace







4 comments:

Jean Wise said...

Just discovered your blog through BlogHer. We have similar interests so I will be back. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think we had the same week. ;) God used a friend to impart some common sense advice to me...very helpful!

At The Picket Fence said...

That sounds like the end of my week last week Richella! You are so right that God's grace can be seen all around us if we will just pause and get out of ourselves long enough to observe and appreciate it. :-) Thanks so much for hosting us here today!
Vanessa

Scooper said...

This is where I sit this week...needing a whole bottle of supplements. Thanks for the reminder that grace and beauty abound whether we're "feeling it" or not. I'm looking forward to going back and catching up {and savoring} your series. This 31 days of writing has worn me out!

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