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January 5, 2016

It is unearned love- the love that goes before, that greets us on the way. It’s the help you receive when you have no bright ideas left, when you are empty and desperate and have discovered that your best thinking and most charming charm have failed you. Grace is the light or electricity or juice or breeze that takes you from that isolated place and puts you with others who are as startled and embarrassed and eventually grateful as you to be there.

-Ann Lamott

Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.

-Eugene O’Neill

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace- only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

-Ann Lamott

Grace is found in our deep dark fumbling need. It ignores the self sufficient and passes quickly over the one who has it all together. Grace breaks bread with the broken. And Grace is multiplied until there is just enough. Grace is when you show up with all of your not enoughness anyways to utter the most simple and holy of prayers. Help me.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2016 5:35 pm

    God’s Amazing Grace… Love the quotes … Grace picks up the broken pieces and puts us together

  2. January 5, 2016 5:46 pm

    Beautiful. Thank you!! x Jacqui


  3. Jennifer Donato permalink
    January 5, 2016 6:36 pm

    Amen. I love your blog; you’re a beautiful human who creates more beauty. Grace triple manifested to you!

  4. January 6, 2016 2:11 am

    Hi Wendy, Beautiful post. Thank you and blessings for the new year. Ellen

  5. Dee permalink
    January 6, 2016 7:59 am


  6. January 6, 2016 9:36 pm

    Love the phrase, “not enoughness,” because the world always seems to be sending people that message–and at times it is so hard not to believe it. I think we all need to show more grace to ourselves.

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