Sharing Grace

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.”  Isaiah 57:15


This is the verse Harmony Moore is mulling over just now in her “Sacred Smallness” series.  Today’s post is filled with grace.  Just had to share it.

To Understand

“For to understand one human being so completely that you feel his feelings and think his thoughts is really like gaining possession of a new world; it is gaining the power of living in another’s life. Each trait we know in one person should be a key to open the natures of others.” Charlotte Mason

Bonhoeffer’s Prayer from Tegel Prison

O God, early in the morning I cry to you.
Help me to pray and gather my thoughts to you, I cannot do it alone.
In me it is dark, but with you there is light;
I am lonely, but you do not desert me;
My courage fails me, but with you there is help;
I am restless, but with you there is peace;
in me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience;
I do not understand your ways, but you know the way for me.
Father in Heaven praise and thanks be to you for the night. Amen


This is just one of the daily prayers found at the Holy Families Initiative! website.  Our family will join in the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation throughout 2017.  Check out this Initiative of the NALC and join us!