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2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” Have you ever read a scripture and tried to view it through someone else’s eyes? That’s what happened this week when I read this verse.  I imagine a lonely woman, struggling with rejection and a lifetime of poor decisions. I see a woman, wrestling with an addiction that has been kept quiet for years because shame has her cornered…

Motherhood is the area of my life where I struggle the most to let go of perfection and grasp grace.  Being a mom has exposed the depth of my weakness.  I think its because the stakes are so high.  God has entrusted two eternal souls into my care. There is constant pressure to get it right in all aspects – faith, family, work and ministry. Do you feel this tug-of-war in your soul too? Here are five ways moms can reject perfection and pursue grace: Accept my imperfection and rely on a perfect God. Perfectionism leaves me exhausted and isolated,…

“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). John 1:17 tells us that Jesus is full of grace and truth. Generally, we are successful in teaching our children the truth of the Bible, but sometimes we are reluctant to teach them about grace. Grace is the unmerited favor of God. Perhaps we think they will get the idea that God forgives them so they can live sinful lives. But the very idea of grace is forgiveness and acceptance. Too often our backslidden children think Jesus just brought truth into the world.…