Grace Revisited

February 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm 2 comments

The Fencerow-Farm

The Fencerow-Farm

Grace to serve, grace to work, grace to “deal”, grace to hear, grace to trust,

grace to wait, grace to continue on…push on, or press on, rest…

all by grace alone.

In disciplines, we are graced.In your mercy, we are graced.

In our sleep, you grace us.

In our waking, you bless us.

Lord, help us move and work and wait on and trust the graces you give.

You give them so freely:

preparing us, resting us, moving us, helping us, guiding us–

The Farm

The Farm

even when we think we are too tired for “any of the above”, anymore.

Even when we are overwhelmed by the possibilities and the realities we’ve seen.

It’s your grace that really does care for, and refresh, and sustain us, and move us on.

New Friends

New Friends

I so depend on it, even as you keep me humble.

Protect us, Lord, and teach us.

We give glory and honor to you, in all things.

Thank you, Lord Jesus.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cousin Misty  |  February 18, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Love seeing that door-knocker in the picture with the cardinal!

  • 2. Maggie  |  February 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    😉 I love that you noticed. I so appreciated the craftsmanship that went into that, and I love that I see it all everyday from my kitchen window, even when there are no real birds to look at! In all the storms, the birds have really hogged up the bird food! It’s time for a re-fill…the cardinals especially have come to visit quite a lot! They were a real source of entertainment for everyone the last few weeks!

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