Day 12: 40 Day Grace Journey

via Day 12: I Speak To You Children

Happy Monday friends!  I love this post today.  I like to have specifics and I find this one shares that.  The next few days will be great in that way.  My life has changed a lot since I was taught my identity in Christ.  I struggle with believing it sometimes and yet I know it’s the truth and I try to walk in that truth.  So often it’s easier for me to believe it of others than for myself.  Same with the forgiveness.  The concept/the truth that God has forgiven everyone  has many Christians calling people like me ( who believe this ) heretics.  I won’t get into more of this because one thing that I have learned is if you are  in a mindset that “your way is the only( perception) and best way” then you won’t listen to any other truths and ideas.  Christianity can be a very closed minded mentality.  Not tonnes of room for grace….at least that is the experience I have had and still have.

It’s hard to believe March starts this week.  I’m so looking forward to winter being over.  It’s been a cold one and I’m ready for milder weather.  For us though, living right across the street from a Bee farm, Spring brings slow moving bees looking for warmth so they like to hang out on our decks right around the doors.  It’s kind of annoying but gets better as the weather gets warmer and the bees get moved to their fields to make honey.  My oldest son is allergic to bee stings so that has always been a concern but this will be the first Spring that he isn’t living here so I’m glad he doesn’t have to worry about that.

I will end it at that.  Have a super day friends!  I hope you know how special and loved you are by God…right this moment and I pray you can find comfort in that truth.

 

 

 

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Day 11: 40 Day Grace Journey

via Day 11: How to know you are still a child.

This is a great post.  The first time I did this I was surprised.  To be honest, I always thought I was a mature Christian because of how involved I was in my church.  It was during counseling that I realized the reason I was doing what I was doing was because I was looking for approval from God.  Nothing ever fulfilled that.  I still struggle with that to some extent but it’s different because we don’t go to church anymore.  That makes us back slidden to many Christians.

Happy Sunday friends!  It’s a beautiful day here and yet, I will do the Netflix and chill thing, maybe.  🙂  We had a great visit last night with my oldest son and his girlfriend and then finished watching Jessica Jones.  It was a late night but it was good.

Have a great day!!!

Day 10: 40 Day Grace Journey

via Day 10: Time to Grow Up!

Hi Friends.  Happy Saturday from Sunny Alberta.  I love to see the sun and by this time of year I so crave it.  It’s pretty normal here to feel that way though, we do have sunny days in the winter but it’s so dreary.  I guess it’s better than rainy gray days, though I know others would disagree.

I slept horribly last night, most likely due to a pop I had before bed with caffeine.  But…it will be a good day anyway because my oldest son and his girlfriend are coming for supper.  I love it when they come over.  We have such great visits.  I love being friends with my kids.

Enjoy today’s post from Mike.  It’s a good one.  I sure love how he describes his church.  If  I could find one around here than preached what he preaches….I’d go back to church in a heartbeat.

Have a great day friends!

 

Day 9: 40 Day Grace Journey

via Day 9: Acceptance Leads to Experiencing Forgiveness

Day 9 today friends.  This morning was a bad concentration day and even now, I just can’t focus so I will share it with you and hopefully later I can come back to it.

Went out with my hubby today to run some errands and now he got called to work and my son is at youth.  Just me and the pets.  It’s good.  Happy Friday friends…..and a shout out to my friend who will be boarding a ship in Melbourne in just over 2 hours.  Have a super holiday!!

 

Day 8: 40 Day Grace Journey

via Day 8: Knowing Your Value Changes Your Behaviour

Good Morning friends. I’m tired this morning.  We are still puppy training and night time is the worse.  She’s pretty good during the day….now we have to be trained at night to help her.  The joys of puppies.  🙂

Today’s post left me with more questions about myself.   It’s weird.  Some of the reminders are good and some are just downright icky!  Anyway….I hope you can get something out of it…and if not…maybe you will just get questions to mull over in your mind.  Those are good too esp if they have you looking within yourself and asking the right questions.

You are loved…you are valued.  Have a super day!  The pic I am sharing today is one I took this morning. Gotta love myself a sunrise!

 

I thought this was worth sharing ( talking about the picture)

The thinking patterns and filters for those of us who suffer from depression and anxiety can be different than those who don’t.  Actually, I’m pretty sure they are different.  I had to remind myself yesterday as I was copying out of list of 50 things you can control.  It’s amazing what you cannot control when the filter you see life through is depression.  It’s crazy really.  Anyway, I liked this picture I came across.  It fit well with the majority of my days….esp the high anxiety days.  I hope your day is going well friends!  Take it like I try to do…a day at a time.

Day 7: 40 Day Grace Journey

via Day 7: A day of rest

It’s a good topic today. One I have struggled with; REST. I wrestle with how resting in Jesus looks. I overthink it too much and look for signs that I am ” doing it right.” I do pray that He will show me what He truly means. I believe it goes beyond not shopping , cooking and cleaning on Sundays. IN this day and age, that just isn’t possible for everyone anymore and I don’t think God is concerned about that.

Midweek! The days are sure going fast. Have a super duper blessed day friends!