Wisdom is……..taking all a Mother’s hopes, dreams, and cares to the Lord in Prayer.
I am currently reviewing the book Prayer Warrior Mom, and for many years I have prayed the prayers from Stormie Omartian’s Book The Power of a Praying Parent.
I truly believe that one of the most powerful things we can do as parents is pray for our children. Let’s face it, we can’t control every aspect of our children’s lives and we can’t protect them from all the trials and tribulations of life. We can’t go every where they go, and the time comes that we have to let go of being the mother that tells them what to do, when to come home, who to spend time with, and what decisions to make. But we do have a God who can take over and gaurd the hearts and lives of our loved ones. When a loving, caring mother prayers for her children, I believe heaven opens wide to receive those prayers. Read the rest of this entry
Do you grow weary with the drama, the ridicule, the manipulations, the plots and slander that plague your life? Do you have people that come against your marriage, your family, your goals and ambitions with the intent of harm and not good?
David had enemies too. In fact, David had to spend a lot of time on the run and hiding because he was pursued with the intent of being killed. Reflect on David’s attitude toward being hounded by the enemy in Psalm 27. Read the rest of this entry
Dirty God by Johnnie Moore is about Jesus in the trenches. As Johnnie puts it “This is a book about grace. And how grace split time in half and made a broken world a playground again for the goodness and kindness of God.”
This book takes us into the amazing humanity and deity of God all wrapped up into the very personable and “down to earth” Jesus. The Jesus who could have come to Earth in full glory and honor, chose to make his entrance into our world as among the poor and common. He did this to show his ultimate love and compassion for all of humankind and not just the rich and famous. Unlike any other religion, this book points out that Christianity is different because instead of people clamoring for the attention of their distant gods, Christianity has a personable and available God who comes directly and personably to them. Jesus came to give us access to God as a free gift. Mr. Moore believed that if one could truly grasp the love and acceptance extended in God’s grace, their life would be radically changed and they would be able to understand how important their purpose in life could be as the extender of that grace to others.
As a fan of books about God’s grace, I have to add this one to my favorite’s collection. This is the first book I have read by Johnnie Moore, and I found his writing style pulled me in to the story as if written directly to me. In a style I could compare to Max Lucado, he has a talent for making Jesus come alive and walk off the pages of the book. I also liked learning that this author lives what he preaches and has made many travels to distant lands, seeing first hand and ministering to the suffering of this world that he writes about and wants to change. This book is a good read if you are seeking a personable relationship with Jesus and a better understanding of his amazing love for you.
Why Do The Right Thing?
*To Ease Your Conscience?
*To Look Good?
*To Gain Favor?
*To Look Superior?
*To Earn Brownie Points?
*To Get Into Heaven?
How Do You Think God Would View These Reasons?
Let’s Admit: It’s easy to do the right thing when it’s easy to do the right thing…..Right?
And it’s easy to do the right thing when we gain something from it.
But what about when it isn’t easy or isn’t going to help us out? What about if it might even cost us or be hard on us to do? Then what?
Why Do The Right Thing Then? Read the rest of this entry
Hi! It’s Party Time in Blog World Again. Hope you join in on the fun of meeting new people and exploring new blogs as part of the 7th annual Ultimate Blog Party Celebration.
For those who are new to Grace and Grit….I am a wife, mother, physical therapist, exercise enthusiast, crafter, novice gardener, avid book and blog lover blessed with a great big helping of God’s Sweet Grace and a side-dish of Southern raised Grit to go with it.
I believe that life should be a great adventure as we get to know God better and form a close walk with him. Hope you will join me on my journey. Read the rest of this entry
Every spring, they would bloom so beautifully. My grandmother was a kindergarten teacher and so she would always find teachable moments. The dogwood blossom was the opportunity to remind us of the true meaning of Easter….Christ’s death and resurrection.
The white blossom has 4 petals in the shape of a cross.
The petals have blood colored stains at each tip and a marking like the nail prints in the hands and feet of Jesus.
The crown of green buds in the center of the blossom represents the crown of thorns placed upon Jesus head. Read the rest of this entry
Wisdom Is….Seeking the Right Perspective For Challenging Circumstances.
A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.
Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word. Read the rest of this entry
“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” (Kahill Giban)
How often do you have a looming task or project that is difficult to face because it has prickly, unpleasant aspects? It may be a self-improvement goal, a work related or home related project. Your heart is in the right place because you want to put your best effort into the project, but it’s hard to feel good about it or motivated. Let’s face it…..sometimes it’s hard to enjoy the roses because of the thorns. Read the rest of this entry
Wisdom is realizing what has true value in this world.
I was reading a book this weekend called Mending the Soul by Steven R Tracy, and in this book the following story was told: Satan’s role in this world is like a burglar who breaks into a jewelry store. Instead of stealing the jewels, however, he just rearranges the price tags.
You see, Satan specializes in counterfeit and deceit. He devalues the most valuable and precious pieces, and he inflates the value of the fake or costume pieces. Read the rest of this entry
Women are easy to satisfy on Valentine’s Day because we love cards, candy, jewelry, dinner out, flowers,etc.
But what does a man want? What makes him feel special?
A Clue: Listen to your man this week, and see how many times he seeks your appreciation. Read the rest of this entry