Recently I have been writing. A lot. I have enjoyed every minute of it too. I am very old school when it comes to writing. I like pen and notebook to do my drafts. I can go much faster that way with my thought process. (As you all know how challenging typing is for me.) I then transfer my thoughts after that. Yes, time-consuming and very slow. Its been daunting at times because the tasks I’ve been writing on have been not fully fictional. I’m writing part of my personal story inter woven into the characters I’m doing.
As I do this I have become more and more aware of just how flawed and just how amazing God’s grace has been on my life. I am not catholic but I do enjoy processing the tradition of Lent. This year, I wanted to make sure that Easter doesn’t just pass me by with-out the thought process of what I have in Christ. As a “lifer” in the world of Christianity and my infiltration of church since six months old, It is easy to take this holiday in stride. I DON’T WANT TO TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED. I want to make sure that I am fully aware of the incarnate of Christ. Of the flesh and blood sacrifice He had for me. I want to make sure I process the beautiful gift of having a relationship with Jesus.
My personal and perfect example of grace in my life is; my husband. He is a pure gift. He makes me the best version of myself and He is perfect for me. He is part of my story. The part where I receive an earthly example of God’s unmerited favor. I was in a season of NO Boys Allowed and guarding my heart when my husband strolled down the board walk and right into my life forever. He is the calm to my tornado. I DON’T WANT TO TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED. I want to make sure I remember the gift I have in Stephen. To tell him I love him, and snuggle always. And to praise him to his highest potential.
“A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.” —Unknown Author
My children, are treasures from heaven and also reflections of God’s deepest love for me. Truly. They are a journey of trust with my Heavenly Father and also part of the deeper sides of my story. They are the part in my journey that screams, “Christ is worthy to be trusted”. They are the section that says “I can beat the odds”. They are where I can personally bring life to this world. I can have an example and light. I can create beauty. I can take part in God’s continuing story by being a mom. I DON’T WANT TO TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED. I want to make sure I love every second and don’t rush it. I want to have enough patience in Christ to walk out discipline correctly and enough grace and understanding to know we will all mess up. I want to catch the moment like catching fireflies. Releasing this season only after all the joy has been had. I want to remember this opportunity as the pure blessing that it is.
“The soul is healed by being with children.”― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
What are you remembering in this season of LENT?
Ephesians 2:8 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.