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  1. pkr

    God’s love.✨

    9 months ago
  2. Robin Ann

    Grace is a gift of love that invites us into relationship with God.

    9 months ago
  3. sparrow

    I speak of Grace in the spiritual sense
    the most glorious pinnacle of transcendental joy
    balanced by the most wrenching heartbreak that can be imagined,
    all in the same moment..
    I often feel it shining on me in the midst of tragedy,
    lifting me up and holding me close.
    Something so profound
    it almost knocks me off my feet.

    In more ordinary terms,
    looking back,
    It has been carrying me through my whole life.
    I must trust that Grace
    will continue holding me
    to the end of my life,
    and then I will see the bigger picture.
    It is a ‘thing’ so profound
    that I can find no better words . . .

    9 months ago
    1. sparrow

      Thank you both . . .
      they are true for me.

      9 months ago
    2. Kevin

      I think that you found all what needed to be said, Sparrow! Thank you.

      9 months ago
    3. Laura

      These words are beautiful and true, Sparrow.

      9 months ago
  4. devy

    I look at grace more in its verb form. To grace someone’s life by providing compassion, love and support.

    9 months ago
  5. Blossom

    Grace is not to be described, but to be experienced.

    Grace just is.

    9 months ago
  6. Barb C

    I use this word in talking about how I want to interact with others: “Leave them space and grace in which to grow in understanding.” By this I mean that I can think they’re fixed in their ways and therefore limited, or I can remember that we’re all evolving, all the time. Trying to push someone toward a particular insight is like telling a flower to grow faster. Grace is that ability to step back, to allow, to breathe and wait.

    9 months ago
    1. Michele

      I like your perspective Barb, especially the last line.

      9 months ago
  7. Charlie T

    I don’t have a religious orientation, so
    the word grace doesn’t resonate with
    me that way. Which is funny, because
    I do enjoy singing and playing the song
    “Amazing Grace”. When I think of grace
    that way, I think of a cosmic or karmic
    alignment of good fortune. I am more
    inclined to think about movement.
    People and animals and the things that
    move gracefully. Or in the bigger sense,
    of moving through life gracefully. I like that.
    Moving through life smoothly, with ease,
    and without friction. Moving through
    life with grace.
    Thank you for this. I will carry this with
    me as I attempt to embrace grace.

    9 months ago
  8. Carol

    I was raised in a religious dogma that taught me that grace had to be earned. Thankfully, experience has taught me that is not the case. For me Life is trustworthy and grace abounds. My job is willingness. I share a poem that I wrote in 1995 when I was literally at the bottom of the barrel and all hope seemed gone. I shared it before but for me it is the definition of the gift and the power of “grace.” “Grace” permeates every situation but I have to be willing to claim it. Life/God is always offering me the opportunity to evolve, saying “Can you hear me NOW?” Creation, both personal and universal, is and always has been about evolution.

    Wings of Willingness by Carol Ann Conner (1995)

    (“You too can fly. But that cocoon must go!” Anonymous)

    The Butterfly awakens inside the cocoon – TRAPPED.
    Her wings embedded in her sides – CHAINED.
    Her mind is reeling – AFRAID.

    Every circumstance says she can’t move.
    She bargains; she pleads. But at last, she lets go.
    The power of surrender surges through her.

    Little by little, the darkness begins to fade into light.
    She’s learning to trust.
    At last, she’s embracing true freedom.

    Her prison begins to crumble.
    Her wings begin to spread.

    Some of us build cocoons from the inside out,
    And the only way to shed them is to let go.
    No amount of digging, scratching, or pushing can remove them.

    Only letting God send those who can comfort and guide,
    Only letting God peel off one layer at a time will constitute real change.
    Transformation is God’s/Life’s business. Willingness is mine.

    When I can truly let God be God,
    My wings will spread and I will discover that

    9 months ago
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      Ana Maria

      Gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing Carol. I needed this poem.

      9 months ago
    2. Dolores Kazanjian

      That’s beautiful, Carol. Thank you.

      9 months ago
  9. c

    All that is generous, kind, compassionate, within meets the same from the universe without.

    9 months ago
  10. sunnypatti

    Grace is the ultimate love. It’s what we’re born with and is always there for us, even if we forget it is. Grace is there to pick us up when we fall and does so without any judgement.

    9 months ago
    1. Michele

      Beautiful Sunnypatti:)

      9 months ago
  11. Yram

    An invisible power that permeates!

    9 months ago
  12. EJP

    Grace is pure and loving, true and full of wonder.

    9 months ago
  13. Laura

    “I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” — Anne Lamott

    9 months ago
    1. Carol

      Anne Lamott has a way of saying it with a few words. Thanks for sharing the quote!

      9 months ago
  14. Joseph McCann

    A blessing for the life sustaining meal one is about to partake. The manner in which some people carry themselves. A period between a late payment of a debt before additional charges are incurred. Some folks dance with grace…they are known to dance gracefully. The word can be spoken with many meanings.

    9 months ago
    1. Michele

      Great minds think alike:) I laughed out loud at the period between a late payment of debt before add’l charges are incurred, LOL.

      9 months ago
  15. Sheila

    I love this meaning of grace from Alan Cohen’s book, “A Course in Miracles made easy”, “Grace is the state of being in which we are loved unconditionally and all that we need is provided for us by the benevolent hand of God”. May everyone have a peaceful day. 💖🧘‍♀️🌈

    9 months ago
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