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“I wish grace and healing were more abracadabra kind of things. Also, that delicate silver bells would ring to announce grace’s arrival. But no, it’s clog and slog … on the floor, in the silence, in the dark”~ Anne Lamott

I can still hear my parents saying, “No one ever said life would be easy.”light

Considering what they went through as children in war-time Germany, I really didn’t have too much to complain about…

I’ve had my share of troubles in life – we all have.

Some worse than others

loss of loved ones


anxiety over money

struggles of conscience


and the list goes on.

But through it all there are moments of respite…

we catch a glimpse of light

we receive the comfort of human touch

we are gifted with words of encouragement

and we cling to hope.

It’s true, life isn’t always easy, in fact it’s mostly not easy, but is it worth it?

for the lessons learned

the friendships forged

the knowing that we are all connected – sometimes needing, sometimes needed

and always held in the embrace of grace.


May you know grace in times of trouble