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  1. This post made me cry Aprille. God’s grace is ALWAYS with us, and I’ve learnt that through all the horrible things that have happened this year. For some reason, the way you described this truth just bought me to tears; God is just so good to us.

  2. How true that God can meet us in the most unexpected places. He’s so faithful and so full of surprises (even in the form of roses in the dumpster!). It’s nice to meet you from the Fellowship Friday link-up!

  3. […] Introduction: some self-observations about legalism Part 1: what is “legalism”? Part 2: standing under the broken heart Part 3: hiding in shame, packing up my dreams Part 4: when you “trust and obey” but your heart still gets broken Part 5: when you’ve been hurt by legalism, hold onto faith Part 6: What do Brad Pitt, Josh Groban, and Sleepless in Seattle have in common? Part 7: perfection is not possible Part 8: finding healing and freedom in secular music Part 9: “I will keep believing that God still has a plan” Part 10: Plan A, 2.0 Part 11: Modesty: a picture of grace Part 12: Disconnect: when God just doesn’t seem relevant Part 13: Roses in the dumpster: seeing God in everyday life […]

  4. Mish

    Oh ugh! He’s met me at the dumpster and the dirty dishes and the endless loads of laundry…and He’s done SO MUCH that I see and “know” and fail to appreciate. How?? How can you SEE the answer to prayers and still not trust Him totally? I trust Him with my teenager’s life every time he goes on a fire call…but I can’t trust that He’ll take care of me? Where’s the logic in that? He’s answered prayers that I stop praying years ago…and I’m an ungrateful wretch. I really am!

    This is where I’m stuck though. So I’m gonna go read the rest now. Maybe this is the answer to the prayer of getting myself…unstuck.

    • Mish, I wish I had some great words of advice to give you.

      I’ve been there so many time. Even today.

      “Lord, I believe. Help thou mine unbelief.”

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