Friday, January 4, 2013

Moments of Grace

I see four walls staring at me, the same trees, an occasional car drive by, the bus in the morning and in the afternoon and whatever I pull up on my screen, for the better part of each day, most days.  The faces of my children are gazed upon moving pictures and my dutiful husband is heard moving about doing the tasks of mine and his.

Even in all of this boredom of a leg up, I do see Moments of Grace.  They aren't huge epiphanies, just moments.

The help of my three, almost five and six year olds moving my things from room to room, trailing hobbling me.



I see Your grace.

My littles getting a chair for me so I can pull together breakfast or lunch. 

My sweet family and friends bringing dinner for us so I can simply put it in the oven and have it ready for when My Love gets home.

Him, cleaning it all up every night, followed by baths.

The Christsmas shopping.  Grace, oh the grace my husband has shopping with three kids, days before Christmas, without complaining. 

Our family leader, working hard during busy times at work, but making sure he comes home for dinner and to take over my couch parenting.



I see Your Grace.

And now, My Love is sick, and he keeps on keeping on. 

My Mom, My Dad driving three hours to come and help.  My Mom coming again next week.

The many people who have taken over driving our children to and from school and pop up doctor apointments.

Driving me to doctor appointments.

Prayers, cards, encouragement.

Friends bringing broken leg things to make my life easier.

Grace shown by those that picked up our slack on Christmas meals, because frankly, he was done and needed a break.

I see the Holy Spirit coursing through each of those people who have come in our time of need. 

I see Grace even in contained in four walls.  I know Grace goes on among those trees.  Grace happens in an occasional car driving by.  I'm sure there plenty of Grace happens on the bus.  I know Grace is living in the lives of places I visit through my screen.

The Holy Spirit is in my children no matter what they are doing.  And my husband is a never ending source of Grace and strength for us.

Even though I do little these days, He does much in my life.

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  ~ Phil 4:19 RSV-CE
 
Please feel free to share your Moments of Grace with a beautiful group of Ladies at Suscipio.




*My photos are very random, July 2012.  I just found them and they are inspiring to see in the middle of cold winter.



19 comments:

  1. Hi, I just popped over from Suscipio - lovely post!

    ~Peace,
    LuAnne

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    1. Thanks for stopping by LuAnne! So glad you did!

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  2. Oh Tina. I'm so happy you can find grace in those moments. What a way to start the year, in a candy cane cast. Prayers and blessing to you my friend. And thanks be to God for sweet friends and even sweeter husbands.

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    1. Yes, thanks be to God! He sure makes you realize how good the ordinary is.

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  3. God is good, and it is even better that you can find Him within it all. That is evidence of grace! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you Kristen for being such a good example seeing Grace!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Tina! A lovely reminder to seek the Holy each day, especially in the least obvious places.

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    1. I think it's a lot easier to see God's Grace when you are amongst many people, a little harder when you aren't active, yet they are there! :)

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  5. Owie! Including the festive candycane cast, you've been showered with an abundance of Grace!

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    1. That I have!! Thanks for stopping by Angela!

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  7. What a touching reminder that Grace is everywhere we look and in whatever state we are. God bless your family and loved ones. May you be well soon!

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    1. Thank you Marcia!!! I'm think we are on the downside of this now. :)

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  8. Praying you are better soon.

    God bless you and your family.

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  9. Oh I love that sweet photo of your children. I love this post. Thank you for the reminder that grace is there; especially in hard circumstances. We just need to open to finding it in the midst of our troubles.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I think counting the grace has helped keep sanity and make me not cry at what our Christmas didn't look like. :)

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Thanks for making my day!