Grace Filled Moments

| Just Me Traversing Through the Wilderness of an Everyday Mess and Finding Beauty From Ashes and a Little Grace Along the Way |

Meet Me

This is a verse I hold dear:

When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

11 “No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

John 8:1-11— NIV

This is my favorite line from the Chosen Tv Series because it describes me:

I’m just a girl whos totally in love with Jesus and an ordinary Christian woman traversing through the wilderness of an everyday mess. I’m a retired Social Worker with a BSW who lives in Western Pennsylvania with my emotional support dog, a spoiled rotten, delightfully amusing beagle named Little Girl. I’m mom to two adult daughters off doing their own thing.

I traverse my mess with several invisible chronic illnesses. Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, complicated migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, and anxiety, to name a few. I enjoy encouraging others with invisible chronic illnesses during those you too? I thought it was just me moments.

I believe our words and stories matter. We may never know who our words touch, and that’s okay because God knows. I don’t believe that anyone is too far gone for Jesus to reach them. Saying that is the opposite of what Jesus came to do.He meets us right where we are, in our messy everyday lives.

I write about anything He puts on my heart and touches me. Jesus gently nudges me and encourages me to stop, pause, reflect and sometimes reset.

Life can sometimes be messy and chaotic. At times we don’t know if we’re coming or going. But, we have an anchor to hold us in place, Jesus.
I’ve come to find that when I feel rejected by someone or something, project, relationship, or facing a hardship, it is Jesus with the nudge not of rejection but redirection. Won’t you traverse the mess with me?

I was one way, and now I’m completely different. And the thing that happened in between was Him.”

You Too? I thought it was just me.