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Monday, August 31, 2009

Grace

God is good all the time,

no matter our opine.



Thinking about grace this week and I'll be thinkin' in the mountains.



Mercy: when we don't get the punishment we so richly deserve.

Grace: when we receive the beautiful blessings of God that we absolutely do not deserve.



Meditating on that for a week as I stare down the deep purple eyeballs of the huckleberry bush.

Because I desire to be graceful.

No, I'm not taking up dance lessons, I desire to move gracefully through my life and I desperately need to know what that looks like in a human. Well this human any way, 'cuz I've seen it in some others, but I wonder how to translate it to my life.

I desire to be a purveyor of grace, not fake and sappy grace, not fair weather grace, but God styled grace and a little mercy tossed in might be a good thing to eh?

I'm thinkin' Luke 14: 12-13 fits here in my meditation, but not really my invitation list for my next party. More along the lines of my daily life. Do I only invite in those who are pleasant and have something to offer me. Trust me I'm not going to not invite those into my life, I'm not there yet, I need my dear friends who extend grace to me, but who am I extending my small grace to?

I leave with a sore throat and itchy tickly ears, so I'm packing the vitamin c, calcium, vitamin A and D. Along with warm and rain proof gear. But I'm glad for this break. Thanks to everyone who is making this happen for me.

8 comments:

Susie said...

Lanny I sure hope you aren't sick on your trip. Have a great time.

Lawstude said...

God is good. You take care now. :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Lanny, I hope you aren't sick your entire vacation..rest and relax! :)

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love your wonderful words on this.....now don't be getting sick! Blessings,Kathleen

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love your wonderful words on this.....now don't be getting sick! Blessings,Kathleen

Flower said...

What a true heart you have! I want to know what you found up on the mountain with huckleberries at your fingertips! You had to experience something close to heaven!!

LindaSueBuhl said...

missing your blog posts but know you are keep in offish thought (or some kind of deep thinking or some kind of deep something 'cause that's our Lanny - deep - )
It is raining here - not storming but gentle healing rain - I like the healing part!

Ted M. Gossard said...

Lanny, Sorry to hear of your cold and sore throat.

Yes, I think this is more caught than taught, though both are important. We need to see it worked out in others by the Spirit, those further along and likely older than we are. But it all takes time. And as it takes place we hardly know it.