The mystery and the miracle….

I am very thankful for my upbringing in a home of faith…

I am very thankful for my parent’s commitment to love and serve God…

I am very thankful for our involvement as a family in the community of believers…

And so I am surprised when I read a verse in scripture that sounds new and fresh to me.

But today I found one that I don’t remember very well…

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10

I know the first part, that is one of my favorite, but the part that I don’t recall is “administering God’s grace in its various forms”

Isn’t that a great invitation. An invitation to administer God’s grace in its various forms…

I love the idea that when I am using my gifts to serve others faithfully, that God will channel His grace through….

I can’t explain, I don’t understand it, I marvel at it, I am grateful for it!

It is a mystery to me…

It is a miracle to me…

I wonder what you will be doing tomorrow to ensure God’s grace is administered…..enjoy and marvel at the mystery and the miracle!

 

America’s got Talent…

And tonight some of that talent was celebrated at Muskegon Christian School.

I am grateful for schools that encourage my nieces and nephews to practice their courage and celebrate their gifts.

Ellie asked me not to put her video up, and I will honor that, but her voice was clear, her courage big and her heart is full of love. I am proud of you Ellie Grace! You are gifted and full of talent and I love you very much!

Karolyn Anne, your voice was crystal clear tonight and your talent also was evident and your beauty shone through your eyes, your voice and your presence. I pray every day that God will use your voice to bring you to amazing places of wonder and adventure. I love you my dear and am proud to share your video with all who will take a moment to listen! To skip the introduction comments which include teachers jesting Karolyn’s Dad who is the principal, forward to 35 seconds where the song begins!  

America does have talent and that talent is around us (and within us) every day. I hope you will be as bold and courageous and Karolyn and Ellie in sharing some of yours to spread love to others today!

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