Simple. Everything about God is simple and natural.Or as Saint Therese of Lisieux says,“Everything is grace”. We are the ones in our pride who complicate our relationship to Him. Although Jesus surprised me by suddenly appearing in my life at 16, I tried too hard afterwards to grow in the spiritual life. I read all the complicated…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: Moments of Grace
I have often thought that much of my life resembles the life of an ant, a worker ant, not the queen. Ants scurry about, eyes trained on the ground in front of them, hauling loads of food that are bigger than they are. They are completely oblivious to the world around them, fixated solely their…… Continue reading Breaking Out of Ant Like Behaviour
Every Thursday, we stop to recognize all the moments where we’ve allowed ourselves to cooperate with God’s grace, and all the moments we recognize when God’s grace poured forth even without our willing cooperation. As I thought about which 3 small successes I would write about this week , the question arose in my mind,…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: What is Success?
This week I celebrate a victory over a big issue;I have received the breathing presence of God’s grace in my life. I sense that these posts should be light, related to situations about living in grace in the real world and rejoicing in our small successes. But this week I cannot…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: God Is Working Under My Radar
So with that in mind, Small Success Thursday returns. This week, I feel most blessed to have:List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, victories over the big stuff, blessings which you have received which reveal the breathing presence of God’s grace in your life. Then ask a friend to come and…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday:Better Late Than Never