"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.



day 12

"Thank you Lord, that I am totally forgiven, no matter how great or recent a failure I've had to confess, or how often I have failed.

What amazing grace!  What undeserved acceptance and favor!  How wonderful that You ask me to do absolutely nothing to earn Your forgiveness - no striving to measure up, no self-punishment, no prolonged remorse, no self-blame, no deeds of penance...that I don't have to sink down into regrets, or into shame, or into denial, or into excuses for things I do wrong.  I'm so thankful that You don't hold a pair of scales and ask me to pile up enough good works to outweigh my sins, my failures, my unworthiness..that it's all by GRACE through FAITH."   (31 Days of Praise, by Ruth Myers)

Amazing Grace!


Bren said...

you've been making some great journal spreads, all that praise is stirring the creative juices :-)

lailani said...

So enjoying your post of praise!

Jo Reimer said...

I'm seeing four hands at work in this most recent work. Only two are yours. I'm sure getting vicarious pleasure from this journal, Mary.