Grace as Gift

“What we do with a gift afterward is simply show our gratitude, our thanksgiving…”

And that is what I do today, publicly give thanks to God who has given me grace upon grace….

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Gifts to bless others

My books

My girl’s beautiful heart, music, and wonderful photography!

Having a son who makes our days more interesting and is always up to something new, like making chainmail.

My son in a faraway land, seeing him so happy; and for the wonderful community of believers  in which he is immersed, who lives the gospel in such a vivid way.

Pictures and words that travel thousands of kilometers through the space to meet those that I love so much, in less than a second!

Having had our pretty Saint Bernard, Kima, for four years. She was a wonderful dog, and we will miss her very much. (She died last Friday)

Diligent students

The gift of being able to teach

A pretty wedding

Deep blue skies

A new coffee maker

The book of James in the Bible

Art on my window

Small verses that have me thinking, praying and mediating.

“Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another”. Mark 9: 50

The Holy Spirit dwelling in me.

The Lord speaking to my heart through His Word.

These words:

“I doubt that there is such a thing as a measure of spirituality, but if there is, gratitude would be it. Only the grateful are paying attention. They are grateful because they pay attention, and they pay attention because they are so grateful” (Barnes, The Pastor as Minor Poet, quoted by Douglas Wilson).

I pray I will live every day paying attention…


Endless Gifts, the Way of Contentment

5 thoughts on “Grace as Gift

  1. Jo, I don't have that book and have not read it. I found it the other day over at Douglas Wilson's blog, while reading some posts from his archives.

    It really made me think too. Seems so “simple” right?

    A big hug to you today, sister!


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