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Month: December 2010

The Problem of Pain

from C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain–chapter 6 “The human spirit will not even begin to surrender self-will as long as all seems to be well with it. Now error and sin both have this property, that the deeper they are, the less their victim suspects their existence; they are masked evil. Pain is unmasked […] Read more…

The God of Promise

On a Sunday….. we sat listening to our Pastor finish a 12 week study on Job. His final words were: “God doesn’t give explanations, He gives promises.”  I couldn’t stop thinking about the truth of those words. Caiti and Cody decided to come spend the night. We shared Christmas fun all day. We made the […] Read more…

Send Some Rain

I was gonna try to string together a post tonight. Then I saw this. I sat with my family  to watch it and tears and mercy flowed. I am overwhelmed yet again that every provision has been made for us. Even my heart’s desire to remember.   To *go back there*. Thank you dear friend, […] Read more…

Mercy Made Flesh

Until I can find my words, my friends Denise and Julie and Patty have written about our tragic loss. By the gracious mercy of God, our family survived without so much as an injury.  I can’t stop thanking him for preserving the lives of our children. We rejoice with you today at the Word made […] Read more…

Santa Claus Theology

I doubt there’s one of us left who escapes it. It’s our natural theology. “He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice” haunts us from the time we’re old enough to talk and we fear that our nice hasn’t been nice enough. The sad truth is, it hasn’t. By December 24th, I’ve committed enough sin […] Read more…

Old-Fashioned Homemade Fudge Recipe

href=”http://www.lifeingraceblog.com/2013/12/online-christmas-cookie-exhange/”>online cookie exchange! Link up your favorite treat with us tomorrow! This is a recipe that I have memorized and have made countless times.   It’s a family heirloom.    The family jewels. It was recently entered in a county fair by my Aunt Rosemary and won 1st place.   Which makes it award-winning fudge […] Read more…

Our Christmas Journey 2010

I’ve joined The Nester’s Christmas Tour both in 2009 and in 2008. I love that girl.  She  gives me a goal for finishing my decorating. I haven’t finished decorating yet, despite her promptings but I’ve decided to tell you about my Christmas journey anyways. This year has been different for me.    This is my first […] Read more…

Christmas Concert

It’s Saturday December 11 and I still do not have my Christmas tree up. I do have two wreaths and a table top tree and some garland. I’m getting there V E R Y S L O W L Y. Despite this somewhat worrisome fact, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying some preChristmas plays and concerts and […] Read more…