Tag Archives: grace

Along a Country Steeple: Thursday Doors

Note to reader: Due to a glitch in my ongoing search for knowledge, a previous post on Mooresville, Alabama published without captions. An updated Along a Country Street: Thursday Doors with captions adds details on this historical community.

Family Affair

searching

Searching to and fro: While sharing her tour of ancient Bible lands with the world, Maria searched for understanding of earth’s history in the book of Daniel.

“Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:”
1 Peter 1:10 KJV

Ribbons of Grace

quilt layers

Grateful for the strength and warmth of layers.

“But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
1 Peter 5:10 KJV

quilt border

Thankfully covering the raw edges.

Moose and Malarkey

moose, alaska

When serving the crew their daily slop in the port of Juneau, June heard the sailors teasing one of the fresh “recruits”—calling him “Moose”. He had raised a bull moose from a baby, and it followed him everywhere. It raised a ruckus as the captain captured the young man, which earned him a whipping. June noticed Moose had kind eyes, despite his fresh wounds.

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
Romans 8:15 KJV

Because I’m Forgiven

coals of fire

As the expanse of God’s grace twinkled above her, Susanna tossed her dreams of revenge into the smoldering coals. Her arm tingled as she signed the bill of sale and slipped the pie vouchers inside the mail packet. She couldn’t change that scoundrel F.B., but she could choose to react without intent to harm.

“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:14-16 KJV

Heart Searching

blue memories

Susanna remembered some of the messes she’d made in connecting with her beloved Sheriff Howie, June and the horses. She also remembered the sweet spirit of forgiveness and grace that brought healing. Not so with Frederic Bucannon, she told the Lord; yet she couldn’t seem to remember his wrongs without remembering hers.

“How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?”
Psalm 13:2 KJV

How Great Thou Art: Astounded

joyful noise

Spreading good news.

Shine Like the Stars
(How Great Thou Art)

Searching for me,
unfailing, gentle Healer,
he set my feet upon the solid ground.
His grace abounds; the cross—forgiveness purchased,
I’ll spread good news, astounded by His love.

Words: Carolyn Rogers 2013.
Original: How Great Thou Art/Stuart K. Hine/Swedish folk song
Complete lyrics by Carolyn Rogers 2013.