This group came up with so many ways to fight for grace, I separated out the verses and songs to a second blog. I know this will be a post that I’ll return to for these encouraging words of God’s grace. Thank you for contributing these ideas!
I know many of you know the story of Kara's grace dress. But most don’t know that I also have a grace dress—and necklace—story.
Last year, I needed to get author headshots done. I’m not the best in front of a camera, but I was excited to have my favorite Jen Lints snap some pics and get to hang with my friend in the process. Kara and I both loved green. We had similar green eyes, so maybe that’s why, but it’s always a go-to color me. I shopped online for a dress for photos and found a green one I loved. It arrived and it actually fit. I couldn’t believe it. I was ahead of schedule and not rushing around at the last minute. I should have known something seemed fishy about the whole scenario, but alas, I was oblivious.
Friends, we are so excited to present to you our very first Mundane Faithfulness podcast! We decided to kick things off with a series talking about Just Show Up with Jill. In this episode, I ask Jill some questions about the story behind the book. Next week we will be talking about the introduction and chapter 1, and then we will discuss the questions at the end of the chapter on our new MFC (Mundane Faithfulness Community) page. We’d love for you to join us!
From an article originally posted January 20, 2013…
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
For years, I have loved this verse. You can imagine finding myself with cancer has shed new light on this verse for me this year. Truthfully, I have struggled and wrestled much with this verse this year. It is such a simple verse; Jesus has often, often brought it to mind. And every time The Lord brought this verse to me, my internal voice would answer the sweet Spirit, We don’t believe this. I have written emails to friends, struggled, and meditated on the fact that we do not believe the gain of leaving here to be with Christ. Please stick with me until the end of this post, because last night transformed how my heart now thinks of this verse.
A couple of weeks ago, we posed a question: How do you fight for grace in the midst of hard? You graciously, generously responded with your stories and ideas; some were oversized and spectacular, some were soft and quiet and gentle. These are the compiled ideas—the ways YOU fight for grace while you are going through suffering. They are beautiful and encouraging, and I know they’ll bless everyone in this community as much as they have me. Thank you for contributing!