Jan 23 2014

Alone Yet Not Alone

In case you’re doubting yourself today, here is some proof that your limitations are not so limiting when you ask God for help.  

Joni Eareckson Tada is a quadriplegic she’s 64 and runs a charirtable organization that gives wheelchairs to kids in developing nations.  

She’s a Christian.  She loves to sing, but her lung capacity is just HALF of what it should be. She is so weak, in fact, that her husband needed to push on her diaphragm while she recorded the song, “Alone Yet Not Alone.” It was for a small family friendly Christian film by the same name.

It just nominated for an Oscar!

And if tradition continues. she might be singing it from the stage on Oscar night.  Check out how she prayed before the recording.

Maybe your so-called limitations aren't so limiting after all! 

Jan 22 2014

Give 'em Grace

It's pretty to look at, but so frustrating to deal with!

Thinking of families today that are affected by yet another snow storm, another day off of school, another day to have to take off of work because kids are home, and another round of cancelled flights.

I'm noticing lots of "complaints" on my friends Facebook pages and Twitter feeds today, and I totally get it!  My favorite comment was, "this is like the Christmas break that never ends!" 

It's very difficult to not let our circumstances rule our emotions in a negative way. Don't worry this is not a blog to say "look on the bright side". This is a blog to encourage you to encourage others.  

So often we encounter people in a bad mood.  They cut you off in traffic, they glare at you, they complain to the grocery store clerk, without any regard for anyone else.  I admit, I've been that person too. 

Today, I encourage you to give "that person" grace. Because it's never about the traffic, or the wrong price on the quart of mint chocolate chip ice cream , it's about something deeper. 

You never know what someone else is going through. 

Our father in heaven gives us His grace so freely, let's remember to extend it to each other!