Monday, October 7, 2013


"The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, 
even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, 
they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world. 
When we lay the soil of our hard lives open to the rain of grace
 and let joy penetrate our cracked and dry places, 
let joy soak into our broken skin and deep crevices, 
life grows."

Ann Voscamp, one thousand gifts (page 58)


Ann Voscamp finds the words to describe the ineffable with stunning simplicity; each word is purposeful - the gift of clarity. And I kept returning to the word "let." 


In grief and heartache and fear. 

What does that look like? Feel like? I think I must live it without these answers, knowing that His grace is sufficient.

Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.
Psalm 37:24

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